The Baltimore Orioles this afternoon lost to their division rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, on the road in Grapefruit League action.
Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles had a solid outing on Tuesday; however, he gave a run in three innings of work. So far, he’s thrown very well and has only given up one walk during the spring.
As James mentioned on Saturday, Chen might be a good find for the Orioles. He does not throw hard; however, he hits his spots, exercises some great control and doesn’t allow guys on base via a walk.
I would think right now that Chen might have a spot in the rotation locked up. Overall, the starts over the spring have been fairly good.
That’s a good thing, considering the problems that the Orioles have had with base runners over the past few years. At this point, let’s hope Chen stays durable and transitions well to the American style of baseball.
Armando Galarraga got hit around on the afternoon as he gave up three runs in two innings. The Jays jumped on him in a shaky fourth inning. Overall, he allowed two hits, three walks, but struck out two.
Galarraga is a pitcher who really intrigued me when I read that he was signed to a minor league deal with the Orioles. I thought that Galarraga had an outside shot to make the 25-man roster; however, things are not looking too good for him right now.