The Baltimore Orioles still might have a few decisions to make with regard to the final rotation spot – if Jayson Aquino has anything to say about it after yesterdays game be. Toronto. Aquino’s line: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1BB, 4 K. I’m still on record as saying that I believe the final rotation spot will go to Gabriel Ynoa. However Aquino made a strong case for himself yesterday.
And that’s what you want out of camp – strong competition. At the end of the day once a decision is made that’ll give whomever wins that spot a stronger base. And ultimately the team will be stronger as a result.
The O’s took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Chris Johnson singled home a run. Toronto would even things out in the last of the inning with an RBI-groundout. And tied the game remained until almost the bitter end. Cedric Mullins’ sac fly-RBI in the eighth gave the Birds the lead back at 2-1, which turned into a 2-1 victory.
Neither team appeared willing to show much in this game. And who can really blame them? They’ll open the season against one another one week from today at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Might as well save it for then!
The Orioles enter the final week of camp as the roster begins to come together. Their final Grapefruit League game is Thursday. Friday morning they’ll break camp and head to Norfolk to play the Tides, and then onto Baltimore.
Boston visits Ed Smith Stadium this afternoon. Tyler Wilson will be on the mound for the Birds, and he’ll be opposed by Eduardo Rodriguez. Game time is set for just after 1 PM.