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Wednesday: O's vs Rays on MASN

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7 hours ago, SteveA said:

Looks like our possible opening day lineup on the field today:

Mullins
Mountcastle
Santander
Mancini (DH)
Hays
Odor
Urias (3B)
Mateo
Chirinos

Bruce Zimmerman on the mound, he retired the first 5 before a runner reached 2nd on an error by Mateo (I assume a throwing error because the runner got to 2nd?   I'm at work so I can't watch).

Back to back doubles by Santander and Mancini in the bottom of the first gave the O's a run vs TB P Fleming.

Mateo dropped a routine pop up. May not have been entirely his fault, as there were 40 mph winds in Sarasota today.

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4 hours ago, SteveA said:

When I get home from work tonight I'm going to fire up the replay on MASN.

Watching a preseason game where you already know the result isn't a sign of mental illness, is it?

I look forward to your impressions of Mateo after watching him for the whole game.  Am I not acknowledging a weakness he has, wanting him to succeed more than is likely?

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