The exhibition season for the Orioles ended today as they lost to the Blue Jays, 7-4 in Sarasota this afternoon. Derrek Lee, who started Spring Training on the injured list, went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
Lee says he’s healthy and ready to go.
Matt Wieters had two hits and drove in run as well.
Chris George, who started the game, gave up three runs on five hits in two innings of work. The bullpen – Koji Uehara, Mike Gonzalez, Kevin Gregg and Jason Berken – held their own until the latter portion of the game when Josh Rupe and Pat Egan each gave up two runs in an inning of work.
Both teams seemed to have trotted out their everyday lineups as a final-tune up to the regular season.
From here on out, the games count for the Orioles as they kick-off the season against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Then again, it must be a shock for the players heading north realizing that they may have to play in some chilly weather for the next month or so after being in Florida since late February.
Good to see baseball finally back up north here soon!