MLB

Bal
2
FINAL in 10th
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
R
H
E
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
6
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
6
1
TV:
Atl
2

Orioles 2, Braves 2(10)

Share This Story

   
 

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP)

Slowed by a tender elbow, Tsuyoshi Wada made his delayed spring training debut for the Baltimore Orioles when he pitched two innings of relief for a split squad Sunday in a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Atlanta Braves.

The 31-year-old left-hander, signed to an $8.15 million, two-year contract, allowed one hit, struck out three and walked none in the sixth and seventh innings.

''I was happy to finally get out there with my new teammates and compete,'' Wada said through an interpreter. ''It showed me I have a chance to do well at this level.''

Wada was 16-5 with a 1.53 ERA last season for Fukuoka of Japan's Pacific League. He had a 33-13 record over the past two years with 337 strikeouts and 95 walks in 52 starts.

''I didn't look like he had much anxiety,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. ''He was impressive. You can see why he's had success.''

He allowed a run in the seventh on Joey Terdoslavich's leadoff double, a wild pitch and Jordan Parraz's RBI grounder.

''There were a bit of nerves,'' Wada said. ''I wasn't too happy to give up a run and my pitch count was up a little bit. I will do better the next time.''

Wada missed the first two weeks of exhibition games after experiencing elbow soreness following a fielding drills. He received a cortisone shot and had his elbow drained in late February.

He did well against a pair of All-Stars in his opening inning. Wada struck out Martin Prado on three pitches to start the sixth and ended the inning by throwing a called third strike past Dan Uggla.

''Of course, the batter didn't know who I am,'' Wada said. ''Hitters will be more prepared later.''

Atlanta's Mike Minor stretched his spring scoreless streak to 14 innings, allowing two hits in five innings, striking out three and walking one.

''He's been great,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ''You can see the command and his secondary pitches are getting better and better.''

A first-round draft pick in 2009, he has given up seven hits during spring training with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

''I'm very pleased,'' said Minor, who was 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA for the Braves after the All-Star break last year. ''I tried to make it feel like an in-season game. My breaking pitches were better. If I have three really good pitches, I'll feel good going into the season.''

Orioles starter Jason Hammel gave up one run, four hits and a walk in 4 2-3 innings. Chipper Jones doubled off Hammel for his first extra-base hit of the exhibition season. Jones is 5-for-12 following an 0-for-10 start.

NOTES: Randall Delgado will start for the Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, with Julio Teheran following him. The young right-handers are competing for the fifth spot in the Atlanta rotation. ... The Braves reduced their spring training roster to 44. RHPs Todd Redmond, Jaye Chapman, J.J. Hoover and LHP Luis Avilan were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. LHP Sean Gilmartin, a first-round draft pick last year, and C Evan Gattis were assigned to the minor league camp. ... Orioles 1B Nick Johnson had a double, single and walk, raising his average to .348.

Tagged: Orioles, Braves, Mike Minor

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



MLB Videos

Bautista talks Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Jose Bautista discusses Derek Jeter's career and his final appearance in the MLB...

Jeter honored to play in last All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Derek Jeter compares his first All-Star Game experience with his last, Mike Trou...

Matheny defends Wainwright: He's out there to compete Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Mike Matheny comments on the media's reaction to Adam Wainwright's joke about le...

SimLeague Baseball - Simulation Baseball Game

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Yankees/browse/featuredproduct/606363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_606000/ff_606363_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash
    Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Tigers/browse/featuredproduct/1064043/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1064000/ff_1064043_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Gray http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067359/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067359_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room Pullover Hoodie - Steel http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067382/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067382_xl.jpg&w=100 54.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room 39THIRTY Flex Hat - Charcoal/Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067785/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067785_xl.jpg&w=100 31.95 New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Ro..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068294/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068294_xl.jpg&w=100 21.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Bl..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice Performance Jersey - Black/Orange http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068787/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068787_xl.jpg&w=100 94.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice P..