Yankees 11, Orioles 7

Some postgame fodder from the
wind-aided homer happy night at Ed Smith Stadium…

*Nolan Reimold went 3-for-5 with two runs scored to raise his
average to .231. Pretty impressive considering a little over a week ago he was batting
triple zeroes
.
 

“He’s running considerably
better,” Trembley said of Reimold, who played all nine innings in the field, starting
in left and later shifting to right.  The
plan is to get him in the outfield in back-to-back games sometime this week,
which would be one of the final tests for Reimold’s heel. He’s been slowed by
offseason surgery on his left Achilles tendon.

*Brian Roberts had his first hit, a double that one-hopped to the
right field fence in the third inning. Trembley said his timing looked better
than it did Friday night, and from my vantage point Roberts just seemed more
comfortable up there. He also walked and struck out twice but saw more pitches
than in his first Spring Training game. 

Trembley said Roberts did some
conditioning after he came out of the game and wants to play again Tuesday
afternoon.  That would be his first
back-to-back games this spring and, assuming he comes out of that OK, a huge
boost for the O’s.

*Despite Jeremy
Guthrie’s struggles
, Trembley said he’s not worried about the right-hander.

“When he gives me real good
pitches, he gives me a lot to look forward to,” Trembley said of Guthrie. He
also thought Guthrie’s location was better than in previous outings.

Interesting given that Guthrie
hit two batters and walked four.

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