What’s better than one night game this week?
Try two of them.
We’re going back-to-back with tonight’s trip to Fort Myers, where the Orioles play the Minnesota Twins.
Kevin Millwood will try to erase his first start from our minds. The Tigers sent 11 batters to the plate, and Millwood allowed six runs and seven hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Millwood said he was working on his changeup in counts that normally would dictate that he throw a different pitch. I’ll buy that. But if I’m driving all the way to Fort Myers, I’d really appreciate if he left the changeup in his locker with his toiletries.
Results don’t really matter to a guy like Millwood, who’s just trying to get ready for Opening Day, but another meltdown like the one that occurred in Lakeland will be disturbing for some of us.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, but try anyway.
Koji Uehara also is scheduled to take the mound. He’s only thrown 19 pitches in two scoreless innings, but manager Dave Trembley indicated that the right-hander will be stretched out a little more. Perhaps it starts with tonight’s appearance. Maybe he’ll be allowed to go two innings.
If you’re wondering, Scott Baker is starting for Minnesota tonight, and Francisco Liriano, Jon Rauch, Matt Guerrier, Mike Maroth, Brian Duensing and Rob Delaney also are slated to pitch.
Could Liriano end up closing for the Twins this year?
Matt Wieters went hitless again last night, though he drew a walk in his first at-bat. His average is down to .091, and Sports Illustrated is recalling this week’s issue of the magazine so it can put Omir Santos on the cover.
A reminder that the clubhouse doesn’t open to the media until 2 p.m., so I’ll be posting the lineup later than usual. Well, if you don’t count yesterday.
I’m going back to bed. I actually woke up to use the bathroom and somehow ended up in front of my laptop (no, it’s not what you think). And that’s probably more information than you really needed.