As always, choose your favorite dipping sauce.
Outfielder Kyle Hudson was supposed to travel to Fort Myers as part of the minor league contingent for today’s game against the Red Sox, but Ronnie Welty is taking his place.
The Orioles will wear their black batting practice jerseys for that game, in case you were wondering.
Here are the pitchers for some upcoming games:
Tomorrow’s minor league game: David Hernandez, Mark Hendrickson, Jason Berken.
Tuesday in Jupiter (Marlins): Jeremy Guthrie, Cla Meredith, Matt Albers, Kam Mickolio.
Wednesday in Jupiter (Cardinals): Brian Matusz, Jim Johnson, Mike Gonzalez, Will Ohman
Thursday in Sarasota (Yankees): Brad Bergesen, Mark Hendrickson, Kam Mickolio, Matt Albers.
I have some leftover Brian Matusz from last night. And if you know me, I don’t waste leftovers.
On facing the Phillies twice in two starts: “Facing teams back-to-back, it’s going to happen. That’s how the schedule works out. It’s important not to think about that and go up there and hit your spots and attack guys the same until they make adjustments. I did a good job attacking the zone tonight except for those two walks. I threw a great 3-2 slider to Utley and got him to jam and fly out to right. A lot of good, positive pitches. I’m really happy about it. My pitch count was probably a little higher tonight than I’d want it to be, but it was still in a respectable range. It’s hard to nitpick too much about tonight. I was getting outs and being efficient.”
On whether he’s satisfied where he’s at right now: “You can never be too satisfied. You get comfortable. There’s always things to make improvements on and get better at. Tonight, with the walks and getting behind a bunch of hitters, those are things to look at and improve on. You never get satisfied and too comfortable out there. But my arm’s back where I want it to be. I feel healthy, I feel strong. My fastball felt a lot more alive later in the game.”
Here’s the Pirates lineup:
Andrew McCutchen CF
Delwyn Young 2B
Ryan Church RF
Garrett Jones 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Bobby Crosby SS
Brandon Moss LF
Neil Walker 3B
Luke Carlin C
Charlie Morton RHP