Dave Trembley was very pleased with the way Brad Bergesen performed, even applauding his effort in the rocky first inning that featured two hits, a walk and an error by Ty Wigginton that cost the Orioles a run.
"I'm real encouraged,'' Trembley said. "That was a good lineup for him -- a lot of left-handed hitters. He got out there in the fifth inning. We had some good situational pitching and some good situational hitting.
"I told him when he came out, things are really coming together for him. He's knocking on the door."
Trembley tried to clear up the confusion about Mike Gonzalez's next appearance. He has been scheduled to pitch against the Phillies in Clearwater on Sunday, but indicated on Friday he would rather get treatment at the Ed Smith Complex and pitch in a camp game. Trembley said Gonzalez will make the trip.
DT also said that the report on Brian Roberts' hitting session from hitting coach Terry Crowley were "very good."