Millwood disapointed in debut

Lost
in the shuffle of Tuesday’s loss was the Orioles debut for Kevin Millwood.

It
wasn’t pretty, but Millwood did battle through a 100-pitch outing, yielding two
runs on nine scattered hits with five strikeouts and a walk. He tossed a solid
five innings but exited after Evan Longoria crushed a 437-foot homer to
open the sixth.

“Physically,
I felt really good, felt like I was throwing the ball where I wanted to for the
most part,” Millwood said. “Later on, I started to get the ball up a little
bit. It was decent, but to throw that many pitches and only get 15 outs, I got
to do a little better than that.”

Millwood
is a guy who prides himself on giving the bullpen a break and said he was
disappointed he couldn’t go any longer.

“Even
in that sixth inning, I made a mistake to Longoria, got that ball up, but other
than that I felt like I threw some decent pitches and they just hit them,”
Millwood said. “Sometimes you tip your hat, but hopefully next time I’ll be
able to do a little bit better.”

Stamina-wise,
Millwood said he felt the same in the sixth inning as he did in the first,
although he did admit to rushing a little bit later in the game.

Manager
Dave Trembley said Millwood battled
like he expected he would and was glad that the concerns about the veteran’s
poor Spring Training could be put to bed.

 “The guy is a
pro,” Trembley said of Millwood. “That’s what we expected that’s what we know
we were going to get more times than not from him.  And that’s why he is the No. 1 guy on this
staff. “

Lost
in the shuffle of Tuesday’s loss was the Orioles debut for Kevin Millwood.

It
wasn’t pretty, but Millwood did battle through a 100-pitch outing, yielding two
runs on nine scattered hits with five strikeouts and a walk. He tossed a solid
five innings but exited after Evan Longoria crushed a 437-foot homer to
open the sixth.

“Physically,
I felt really good, felt like I was throwing the ball where I wanted to for the
most part,” Millwood said. “Later on, I started to get the ball up a little
bit. It was decent, but to throw that many pitches and only get 15 outs, I got
to do a little better than that.”

Millwood
is a guy who prides himself on giving the bullpen a break and said he was
disappointed he couldn’t go any longer.

“Even
in that sixth inning, I made a mistake to Longoria, got that ball up, but other
than that I felt like I threw some decent pitches and they just hit them,”
Millwood said. “Sometimes you tip your hat, but hopefully next time I’ll be
able to do a little bit better.”

Stamina-wise,
Millwood said he felt the same in the sixth inning as he did in the first,
although he did admit to rushing a little bit later in the game.

Manager
Dave Trembley said Millwood battled
like he expected he would and was glad that the concerns about the veteran’s
poor Spring Training could be put to bed.

 “The guy is a
pro,” Trembley said of Millwood. “That’s what we expected that’s what we know
we were going to get more times than not from him.  And that’s why he is the No. 1 guy on this
staff.”

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