Lighting it up: Left-hander Chris Lee, who threw a scoreless fourth inning, was clocked at 99 mph on the Champion Stadium radar gun. While that's impressive for the hard-throwing 23-year-old, who has steadily gained fastball velocity and hit 97 mph last season after being acquired from the Houston Astros, the Champion Stadium gun might be a tick liberal. It is the same one that clocked former Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada at 94 mph in his only game as an Oriole in 2012. Wada's fastball averaged 88 mph over the past two seasons.
Heads-up play of the day: First baseman Trey Mancini didn't shy away from contact after entering the game in the sixth inning. Mancini charged Ryan Lavarnway's popup down the first base line and collided with Lavarnway, who was called out for interference. Later that inning, Mancini dove into first base to tag Hector Olivera, who ran halfway to second base after his RBI single. "That's the Notre Dame in him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Mancini, a Notre Dame graduate.
Family matters: The Orioles brought over minor league infielder Corban Joseph, the younger brother of backup catcher Caleb Joseph, to join the team's travel squad for Tuesday's game. Even though Corban didn't play in the game, it marked the first game that the brothers suited up for the same team as professionals as they both began their ninth season of pro ball.
Quotable: "We were talking earlier. He seems a lot more … what's the word? A connotation of comfortable or relaxed. Settled is a good word. You can tell he looks so much more fluid defensively and he's always driven in runs. It's just something that's followed him around, and today was a good example of that."
— Orioles manager Buck Showalter on the growth of first baseman Christian Walker