Dennis Sarfate entered today's game at Triple-A Norfolk, but he apparently left without throwing a pitch.
Anybody else find that strange?
The Tides lead Charlotte, 7-0, in the bottom of the seventh.
Jake Arrieta tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out five. He threw 79 pitches, 56 for strikes.
Update: Sarfate left the game with a strained oblique muscle.
He's tossed three scoreless innings for the Tides this season, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out five.
Update II: I'm hearing that Kam Mickolio will take Mike Gonzalez's place on the roster, but the Orioles haven't announced it. Mickolio has allowed one run and four hits in three innings with Norfolk. He's walked four - still a concern - and struck out five.
Don't expect Mickolio to start closing games here. And he won't last long unless his control improves. But at least he's healthy after injuring his groin late in spring training, and he's shown flashes of being a dominant reliever.
Also, Miguel Tejada homered in the fourth. Cover the lockers in plastic.
Rays 8, Orioles 1.