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Dylan Bundy says pitching in same game as brother was 'definitely special'

Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck talked to Dylan Bundy about pitching in the same game as his brother Bobby for the first time since high school. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy faced the St. Louis Cardinals in Thursday's exhibition game in Jupiter, Fla., and said it was "definitely special" when his brother Bobby came into the same game an inning later.

It was the first time that the two had pitched in the same professional game and the first time they had pitched in any game together since high school.

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"I didn't get to watch [Bobby's inning]. ... I watched it on TV, but being in the same game as him and seeing the same last name in the after-game report was pretty neat,'' Dylan Bundy said. "It was great for both us to get to pitch in the same big-league spring training game."

Bundy was asked if he might get the boxscore enlarged and framed for his father.

"That might be pretty neat,'' he said. "We definitely want to do it [pitch together] at the major league level some time or in a minor league game this year. That would definitely be pretty neat for him.

"The first time was high school, we got to play on the same team together. My first time in pro ball, I got sent up to Double-A during my first year two weeks after he was sent down, so it was hit or miss."

Since then, both pitchers have undergone Tommy John elbow reconstruction. Dylan returned to the mound late last season and said everything has gone well. His fastball on Thursday was clocked in the low-to-mid 90s.

"I don't really know [the velocity],'' he said. "I know I felt good and my fastball was coming out straight and had a little bit of movement on it at the end, so I'm not really too worried about what the board said. The velo right now is probably a little bit down, but I'm not too worried about it.

"We're getting on a schedule now where we're going every five days and getting those two really good workdays in really builds your arm strength for your next start."

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