I predicted over the winter that Miguel Tejada would bat second for the Orioles.
I meant June 1.
The Orioles couldn’t take batting practice on the field today because of the rain. That’s four straight days, if you count yesterday.
Adam Jones collected the Orioles’ first hit tonight with a leadoff single in the third inning. Now we’ll wait for that first extra-base hit. They’ve totaled once since Garrett Atkins’ third-inning homer on Wednesday.
MASN play-by-play man Gary Thorne noted how Brian Matusz didn’t lose consecutive decisions in the minors. It didn’t happen in college, either.
You have to go back to Matusz’s sophomore year in high school.
Matusz had an obvious plan against Curtis Granderson in the second inning: 90 mph fastball (strike), 90 mph fastball (ball), 91 mph fastball (foul), 91 mph fastball (strikeout).
Nolan Reimold is starting in left field for Triple-A Norfolk. He singled in his first at-bat.
Update: Reimold is 2-for-2 with a run scored. He’s batting .157.