Scouting report: Blue Jays vs. Orioles

April 09, 1999|By Roch Kubatko

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Day Time TV Starters

Tonight 7: 05 HTS Kelvim Escobar (7-3, 3.73 in 1998) vs. Sidney Ponson (8-9, 5.27 in 1998)

Tomorrow 1: 35 54, 50 Chris Carpenter (12-7, 4.37 in 1998) vs. Mike Mussina (1-0, 7.20)

Sunday 1: 35 54, 50 Pat Hentgen (0-1, 3.00) vs. Doug Linton (not in majors in 1998)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Blue Jays update

When the schedule came out, the Orioles were expecting to play a team managed by Tim Johnson. But his bogus war stories and subsequent firing this spring opened the door for Jim Fregosi to return to the American League. Fregosi's club split its first two games with Carlos Delgado homering in both of them before the Blue Jays fell last night, 11-9. The Orioles will miss David Wells, who picked up the win Wednesday at Minnesota. The Blue Jays get Linton, who broke into the majors with them in 1992 but spent all of last season at Triple-A Salt Lake. The Blue Jays saw Ponson once last season and raked him for three home runs in five innings. Two former Orioles, Willie Greene and Geronimo Berroa, return to Camden Yards.

Pub Date: 4/09/99

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