Julio Lugo

Orioles pregame notes, thoughts

Orioles pregame notes, thoughts

The Orioles haven’t yet appeared on the Harbor Park Field yet for their game against their Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides.

The Tides are in the outfield stretching. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.

A couple, quick notes and observations before we get into the lineups.

First of all, Texas Rangers writer Gerry Fraley unearthed this beauty and sent it to me. The Orioles and the Rangers are the only teams in baseball that will not face major-league pitching on four consecutive days before Opening Day.

The Orioles faced two college teams on Monday and Tuesday, the Tides on Wednesday and have an off day Thursday before Friday’s opener against the Minnesota Twins.