PHILLIES- ORIOLES Lineups and news

A few quick notes from today…

Mike Gonzalez said he felt good after tossing 8 pitches (5 for strikes) in the sixth inning of the Orioles Triple-A game against the Red Sox this afternoon. Gonzalez, who has been sidelined since Saturday with lower back stiffness, said the plan is to pitch another inning on Sunday.

Brian Roberts did some swinging right-handed yesterday, doing flips and tee work, according to manager Dave Trembley. Roberts told the media today that he would try to do more today and will have a better idea how his back is responding to the epidural in 3-4 days. He was cleared yesterday by Dr. Lee Riley to participate in baseball-related activities.

Koji Uehara is day-to-day with a left hamstring strain. Both Andy MacPhaili and Trembley said they aren’t concerned yet, but there’s not a lot of details yet. It isn’t the same spot as his previous injuries, but it’s still a left hamstring issue, so Koji says, “it’s always a concern.”  He wasn’t sure when he would get back on the mound, but was planning on playing light catch tomorrow.

Felix Pie is still a go to play on Saturday.

The Orioles also sent Wilfrido Perez to Double-A Bowie prior to Thursday’s game. The lefty didn’t allow a hit or a run over 3 1/3 scoreless innings this spring, and Trembley said it was time for Perez to get some more innings.

“He’s right on track to start pitching,” Trembley said.  “A guy coming off arm surgery,
he’s done very well. Left-handed, has a lot of value and is important to
us. Needs to go pitch. Has two things going for him: He can throw the
breaking ball and he can throw the changeup. Needs more experience,
needs to pitch.”

And here are the lineups from Bright House Field, which is my favorite stadium in Florida..  


Robert Andino SS
Ty Wigginton 2B
Nolan Reimold DH
Luke Scott LF
Garrett Atkins 1B
Lou Montanez RF
Josh Bell 3B
Chad Moeller C
Jeff Salazar CF
Brian Matusz LHP

Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Werth RF
Greg Dobbs 3B
Brian Schneider C
Kyle Kendrick RHP 

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