Silver linings in Orioles’ 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays
By Mike Franz
Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 5-3 in an exhibition game on Friday. Despite losing the game, there were two silver linings in the game and they were Henry Urrutia and Tyler Wilson.
Henry Urrutia had three hits in today’s game and knocked in two runs. He hit an RBI double in the top of the second inning to right field, scoring Caleb Joseph to give Baltimore the early 2-0 lead. He also hit an RBI single to center field scoring Dariel Alvarez for the Orioles’ third and final run of the ball game.
Urrutia is trying to break back into the Majors after having a setback year in 2014 with an untimely but necessary sports hernia surgery back in May.
He did have a short stint in the major leagues in 2013 with the Orioles. In 24 games, Urrutia batted .276/.276/.310 with 16 base hits (15 singles; 1 triple) and two RBIs.
Tyler Wilson was the other bright spot of the game and actually of the entire spring training so far.
In three spring training games, Wilson has pitched six complete innings. Striking out five and only allowing four base hits, he has yet to surrender a run this spring.
The Orioles’ No. 14 prospect is hoping to make his major league debut in 2015 after having one of his better minor league campaigns last season.
In 2014, Wilson owned a combined 14-8 record between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He also posted a 3.67 ERA with 157 strikeouts and a 1.230 WHIP.
Wilson could be another valuable addition to the Orioles’ bullpen moving forward, especially with the loss of Andrew Miller to the Yankees.