learned on Saturday night that he would be getting the start against the
on Sunday afternoon because
is dealing with abdomen soreness.
It was no big deal for Gonzalez, who made 15 starts for the Orioles last year and is expected to be in the rotation to begin this season.
Gonzalez said everything went well in the bullpen, but his control abandoned him once he took the mound in a 5-2 Orioles loss to the Pirates.
"I felt great in the 'pen. Just one of those days," he said. "Things weren't working when I went on the field. Off-speed wasn't there, my fastball was up."
He gave up four runs in the second – only one was earned – on four hits and two runs. After left fielder
The Orioles couldn’t get much offense going against Pittsburgh right-hander
It was Flaherty's second homer of the spring.