Spring Training Game 25: Orioles vs. Tigers
* Robert Andino had a pinch-hit home run, giving him as many longballs this Spring as he had all last season (2).
* Felix Pie batted second and had a three hit game, including a pair of doubles.
* Miguel Tejada one-upped him, with a 4-for-4, three double day. Miggy did make his 5th error though, on a throw at third-base.
* Garrett Atkins and Luke Scott both took 0-fers, but walked twice each.
* Lou Montanez went 2-5 with a triple and 3 RBI.
* Craig Tatum - recently announced as the team's back-up catcher - also picked up 2 hits in 5 trips to the plate.
* Bergesen got rocked, giving up 6 runs in 5 innings. He struck out 3, but didn't have his usual control (4 walks) or groundball stuff (3 home runs).
* Mike Gonzalez blew an Orioles' lead in the 7th, giving up a home run to Don Kelly, a left-handed batter.
* After the O's retook the advantage, Will Ohman let it get away on 2 walks and a hit in the 8th.
* Then all that was left was for Detroit to go ahead, which they did with 3 hits off of Ross Wolf in the 9th.
For the second game in a row, the offense delivered but the pitchers (and, I suppose, defense) couldn't hold down the fort. The O's 10-9 loss drops them to 10-15 on the Spring, and guarantees them a losing record. No, it doesn't really mean anything, but it's better to be up than down.
Brad Bergesen goes for the O's, facing off against Dontrelle Willis and the Tigers. With Nate Robertson being dealt to the Marlins, it looks like the D-Train has a pretty good shot of taking a spot in the Detroit rotation.