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Strikes out the third hitter of the inning. 

Then gives up a first-pitch double to Nick Gonzalez ("a pitch in the middle of the plate that's up in the zone") to score Suwinski and moving Chavis to 3B. 

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Might as well ask these here, for anyone who might have an opinion:

Is there a reason Ed Smith doesn't have Statcast?

Is there a reason the Orioles are one of the few teams not using the new PitchCom system in Spring Training?

For being an organization that was supposedly looking to catch up with the use of technology, the fact that we have neither of these is really baffling to me. 

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Cionel Pérez now pitching, fb 96-97 combined with a slider 83-84. 

First batter Frazier works a full count and then hits a ball hard up the middle. Only to be picked off, Perez to Welk. 

Second batter Madris, career minor-leaguer, swings and misses a ball in the dirt on a 2-2 count. 

Third batter, our former catcher (?) Taylor Davis, strikes out on 4 pitches. 

Game ends in a tie, 4-4. 

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