The Orioles, short on healthy starters, employed the bull-pening craze to face the visiting Toronto Blue Jays in the first of a series of three. The results were not satisfactory.
Evan Phillips, a reliever who started one game last season in the minors. took the first attempt to silence the Canadian bats. He lasted two innings allowing three runs. Similar to some other starts the Orioles have received from actual starters this season.
Jon Villar, John Andreoli, and Renato Núñez each singled.
Sean Gilmartin is left handed. Sean Gilmartin throws a variety of fairly slow pitches. He baffled the Blue Jays for four and two third innings allowing a solo home run. Cody Carroll finished the game with a two and a third innings scoreless stint.