The Baby Birds Beat Italy; Let The Games Begin; Quick Hits…

Let the games begin!

The Orioles will kick off exhibition season on Wednesday as they face off against the New York Mets; however, some of the young, future Birds took on Team Italy and beat them in impressive fashion, 4-0.

Roch Kubatko literally had a game running blog along with Peter Schmuck, and kept us all at work — thanks a lot! — updated with the latest from the game. It looks like our young pitching — Matusz (who started), Patton, Bergesen, Tillman, Wilfredo Perez, Arrieta — looked great and were solid at the plate.

Donnie Murphy and Scott Moore each doubled in a run and Craig Brazell drove in the third run with a single; the final blow was delivered by Adam Donachie’s home run in the eighth inning.

As noted, Brad Hennessey starts for the Orioles against the Mets Wednesday afternoon, and should be expected to go two innings. Well, as it is, he may be a contender for a rotation spot; therefore, each hurler who gets a chance to start may indeed be battling for a roster spot.