The Orioles have an afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Sarasota, and those Blue Jays aren’t fooling around. They have brought some of their big guns, such as Jose Bautista, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind. And Mark Buehrle is expected to throw three innings to start.
Here’s the O’s lineup: Reimold DH, Roberts 4, Jackson 9, Wieters 2, Davis 3, Hardy 6, McLouth 8, Machado 5, Pearce 7.
Some other notes from this morning:
It’s easy to forget that for some of these kids in their first go-around, spring training isn’t a necessary evil but a cool experience.
Last year’s top pick is expected to pitch in relief of 2011’s top pick, Dylan Bundy. The Red Sox will be countering with one of their own young flame-throwers, lefty Felix Doubront.
Darren O’Day made his first appearance of the spring yesterday and said he is on a similar schedule as Jim Johnson, getting gradual work that will likely ramp up at the end. O’Day said he will definitely have at least one multiinning outing this spring.
Adam Jones, playing against the Colorado Rockies as part of USA’s WBC team, was 3-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a double.