Tillman on his outing
Chris Tillman was the latest Orioles starter to fail to make it to the team’s self-imposed three inning limit, but still be happy about his outing.
“I thought it went well,” he said. “I threw all my pitches. I threw some really good cutters, good curveballs, quite a few good changeups, and threw a lot of fastballs that could go either way. They were right there borderline, which I think was positive for me.”
Tillman allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over 2 1/3 innings and said he mixed in two cutters, which is the new pitch he’s been tinkering with this spring. He cited his fastball location –he only walked one batter — as a plus, and was the second straight Orioles starter to allude to throwing some good pitches that were called for balls. Brian Matusz mentioned the same exact thing yesterday and even Jeremy Guthrie alluded to that notion on Sunday.
“For the most part, I thought I did pretty well,” Tillman said of his second spring outing. “I wanted to get three innings in, but I threw a lot of pitches early on. I had that dragged on first inning that went a little longer than planned. There’s nothing you can do about that.”