David Hernandez has been K’ing over two batters an inning coming out of the pen for the O’s this Spring, but he’ll get the start against the Twins today.
* Hernandez scattered 5 hits in 3.2 IP, walked one and struck out just two, but he kept the Twins off the board.
* The bullpen was solid, giving up just one run on3 hits and a walk while striking out 6 in 5.1 IP.
* Robert Andino and Justin Turner – batting in the 1-2 spots in the line-up – each went 2-4, I’m just afraid that success will encourage Dave, even though this was clearly a B-team type line-up.
* Chad Moeller also picked up a couple of hits, including a home run.
* Not much offense from the middle of the line-up, but it’s not a big deal.
The O’s are on a little bit of a roll, winning 3-1 and improving to 5-8 on the Spring.