xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Tuesday's game against the Italian national team will be a showcase for the Orioles pitching youth movement. Last year's top draft choice, Brian Matusz, will start and be followed by Troy Patton, Brad Bergeson, Chris Tillman, Jake Arrieta, Wilfrido Perez, David Hernandez and Jim Hoey.

Every pitcher will throw one inning except Brad Bergeson, who is scheduled to pitch the third and fourth.

Advertisement

They will face a couple of Orioles prospects on Italy's entry in the World Baseball Classic. Jeff Fiorentino and Mike Costanzo are expected to be in the Italian lineup.

The Italian coaching staff also includes some familiar names -- former Orioles manager Mike Hargrove and future Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement