Pre-game notes: Orioles vs. Florida Southern

April 02, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles are playing an exhibition game against Florida Southern, a Division II college program, today at Ed Smith Stadium. It is the Orioles' second-to-last game here in sunny Florida.

It's pretty obvious that the Orioles are ready to get out of town. Players are on the phone setting up travel situations, luggage and boxes are coming to and fro. The moving trucks are positioning in the dock.

The Orioles will use all relievers today, starting out with Jim Johnson, who will pitch the first inning. Left-hander Troy Patton will get a two-inning stint.  

Here's today's lineup:
Nolan Reimold LF
Nick Markakis DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Matt Reynolds 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino 2B
Ryan Flaherty RF
Jim Johnson RHP

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