Orioles-Phillies Lineups & Tidbits
There will be limited pregame stuff, as
manager Dave Trembley travels to Bradenton this morning for the
“B” squad game in Pirate City. That game is not open to the public
and will start at 10 a.m. One of this afternoon’s starters, Josh Bell,
will play third for the six-inning morning contest and then DH against the
Phillies. Jake Arrieta is starting the B game with Brandon Erbe, Troy
Patton, Chorye Spoone and Luis Lebron scheduled to follow.
I checked in with Michael
Aubrey this morning and he said he felt something in his right groin during
his first at-bat yesterday. Trembley removed him from the game and Aubrey said
he will get some treatment today, hopefully to calm it down.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” said Aubrey, who singled in his
first at-bat Saturday. “[I’m] trying to put myself in a good position, but
you can’t do that if you’re not playing.”
Aubrey is not in either lineup today
and wasn’t sure when he’d play next.
Some good lineups from both teams this
morning, with Nolan Reimold getting his second start of the spring in
left field. Trembley said yesterday that he was going to play Reimold in the
field on Monday against the Red Sox, which now would mean back-to-back days in
the field. Reimold hasn’t done that yet this spring.
Cesar Izturis SS
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Garrett Atkins 1B
Nolan Reimold LF
Josh Bell DH
Chad Moeller C
Robert Andino 2B
Brian Matusz LHP
Also scheduled to pitch: Will Ohman,
Wilfrido Perez, Jim Johnson, Koji Uehara and Kam Mickolio.
Jimmy Rollins SS
Placido Polanco 3B
Chase Utley DH
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Shane Victorino CF
Juan Castro 2B
Dane Sardinha C
Scheduled to pitch: RHP Kyle Kendrick, RHP Andrew Carpenter, LHP Sergio
Also, the Orioles will play an
intrasquad game on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. ET. The seven-inning contest will take
place at Ed Smith Stadium, and there’s no word yet on whether it will be open
to the public. Kevin Millwood and Jim Johnson are expected to throw in that game.