SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles won’t be no-hit today. Robert Andino doubled off Twins reliever Glen Perkins in the eighth inning and was thrown out at third base.
Tsuyoshi Wada ripped himself after today’s start. Here’s a sampling. I’ll add more later.
“It didn’t go that well. I’m not satisfied.”
“I wasn’t able to throw correctly with my normal form today. The first-pitch strike with the fastball I pitched was hit easily. I have to work on it more.”
“I was missing a lot of two-seamers in the second inning. I couldn’t throw a strike, a lot of walks in that inning. That inning wasn’t good. I feel really bad for the position players about it. I said sorry about it.”
On whether this outing was a step backward: “I think so. If I keep pitching like this, I know I won’t be able to throw and be in the starting rotation, I might not even be able to throw in general (for the Orioles) if I keep up throwing like this. I have to work on it.”
“I was trying to have fun today, and it wasn’t awkward or anything. I liked the atmosphere, I was really looking forward to pitching today. That’s why I feel sorry for the crowd that came here to watch me.”
Does he feel like he’s running out of time to make the team?
“Yes, I do,” he replied.