Chris Tillman has turned in two perfect innings for Triple-A Norfolk today, striking out one and throwing 16 of his 22 pitches for strikes.
Nolan Reimold is making his third consecutive start at first base. He singled in his first at-bat.
As expected, outfielder Felix Pie is reporting to Single-A Frederick today to continue his injury rehab assignment. He’ll move up to Double-A Bowie next week.
Pie was 1-for-8 with a run scored in two games with the Gulf Coast League Orioles. He served as the designated hitter in both games.
Update: That’s four scoreless innings for Tillman. He’s allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one. He’s thrown 49 pitches, 30 for strikes.
Tillman could be on a limited pitch count in his first game since being optioned.
Josh Bell has doubled and driven in two runs.
Update II: Tillman picked up the win after allowing one run and three hits in six innings, with two walks and one strikeout. He threw 77 pitches, 44 for strikes.
Bell and Rhyne Hughes each had two RBIs.