Orioles: Tillman's return
Chris Tillman will be rejoining the Orioles for the trip to Toronto, where he'll make his first start on Saturday. It'll be good to see him again and it'll be good to have him in the Orioles rotation if he can pick up where he left off in Norfolk.
He's been throwing very well, and he's a huge part of the Orioles future, so this is as good a time as any for him to re-establish himself in the major league starting rotation. Or not. The Blue Jays have been playing above their heads, or -- at least -- above the expectations of the preseason prognosticators. They can flat-out hit, so he'll have his work cut out for him.
Tillman was very disappointed when he lost his place in the rotation to David Hernandez, but the Orioles felt he needed some more time at Triple-A. We'll find out soon enough if that was the case. I'm hoping he is an elixir for his friend Brian Matusz, who has struggled in three of his last four outings. They are great friends and were inseparable last year and in spring training.