This afternoon, the Orioles got beat up pretty badly by the Philadelphia Phillies, 13-6. Jeremy Guthrie – who has been pretty good so far during Spring Training – got lit up today as he gave up four runs in four innings.
The bullpen also had a rough day as Rick VandenHurk and Kevin Gregg also got knocked around by Philadelphia. Favorites in the National League East this upcoming season, they brought members of their A-lineup – Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino – and they had three homers on the day off Baltimore pitching.
However, Clay Rapada – who should make the team – and Jason Berken pitched well and didn’t give up any runs in their innings of work.
Randy Winn had an interesting day in the outfield, as he committed two gaffes – perhaps helped out by the windy conditions out – that helped the Phillies tack onto their score.
The Orioles did jump on Cliff Lee – who started the game on the mound for the Phillies – as they scored twice in the first inning and added another off an Adam Jones homer in the third inning.
Well, the big news out of camp today surrounds Brian Roberts -- again. If history serves me correctly, his back problems flared up last year in Spring Training … and he missed a ton of time that probably directly impacted how the Orioles did in the first four months of the season.