Just getting started after another Terpwatch at one of the local sports bars. Maryland won the game without undue last-minute suspense, but the Terps are going to have to tighten up if they expect to beat Michigan State on Sunday. Once again, they opened the game with a string of early turnovers, but Houston was not good enough to take advantage. The Spartains would have been up by 14 under the same circumstance.

The Orioles play a split-squad doubleheader today. The "A" lineup will be at Ed Smith Stadium to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The other squad -- which features only Garrett Atkins from the projected Opening Day lineup -- is already on a bus to Fort Myers to play the Red Sox at City of Palms Park.


Here are the two lineups

vs. Pirates


Felix Pie LF

Adam Jones CF

Nick Markakis RF

Miguel Tejada 3B

Luke Scott 1B

Matt Wieters C

Nolan Remold DH

Ty Wigginton 2B

Cesar Izturis SS

Brad Bergesen RHP

vs. Red Sox

Robert Andino 3B


Justin Turner 2B

Lou Montanez LF

Garrett Atkins 1B

Jeff Salazar CF

Josh Bell DH

Craig Tatum C

Miguel Abreu RF

Blake Davis SS

Chris Tillman RHP

Lineup notes: Felix Pie is back for his first exhibition start since suffering a shoulder strain while weightlifting.

Injury update: Closer Mike Gonzalez said his arm and back felt fine this morning and he's ready to pitch tomorrow. He'll either pitch against the Phillies in Clearwater or in a camp game, depending on whether the club wants him sitting on a bus for a total of three hours.

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