Spring Recap: Orioles Blast Pirates

Not much good to recap.  Baltimore hammered the Pirates in Sarasota, 12-3.

Most of the damage came in an eight-run seventh inning off Edgar Santana and Shea Spitzbarth, both of whom had previously pitched very well.  Santana gave up six of the runs on five hits, and recorded only one out.

The rest of the pitching wasn’t all that good, either.  Tyler Anderson looked suspiciously like Derek Holland in his four innings.  He fanned seven, but gave up six hits, including two dingers, one by Austin Hays and the other by Real Freddy Galvis.  Quinn Priester made his spring debut and, probably understandably, had some trouble finding the plate.  He walked the first batter he faced and gave up an RBI double.  Priester left with two outs.  According to the team’s web site, his fastball reached 97.  Chris Stratton threw a scoreless inning and a third, and Nick Mears gave up a run in one inning.

The regulars in the lineup mostly did fine.  Ke’Bryan Hayes had two hits and two RBIs, one on his first home run of the spring, a long blast to left.  Adam Frazier had a single and triple.  Gregory Polanco legged out a triple on a hard grounder inside first, and even survived the slide into third.  The final run came in the ninth after Mason Martin tripled off the fence in center, narrowly missing a home run.  He scored on a grounder.