Tillman on his outing, Buck post game
*Orioles starter Chris Tillman went 3 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits with four strikeouts, although a bunch of the hits were infield singles.
“I’m going based off feel now,” said Tillman, who was clocked in the 90-92 range. “And as long as I feel like I executed the pitch well, physically felt well, that’s all that really matters…first-pitch strikes could have been better and two-strike approach.”
*Xavier Paul will get an X-ray on his right hand after getting hit by a pitch. We should know more on that situation tomorrow.
*Orioles manager Buck Showalter reiterated that the backup catcher providing offense will be seen as something extra, with the team basing the competition between Steve Clevenger and Johnny Monell on defense first.
*Jonathan Schoop continues his hot spring, doubling in a run for his fourth extra-base hit. HE also homered in both intrasquad games before Grapefruit League play started.
*Showalter singled out Urrutia as looking a lot better in the outfield and called Steve Pearce “a rock” for his professionalism and the way he approaches the game. Pearce hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning.