It's also a big day here at Ed Smith because
Some notes out of today's pregame:
--LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow discomfort) threw a bullpen today and is now slated to pitch next Thursday on three days rest in a minor-league game at Twin Lakes Park. He will go three innings or 45 pitches, whichever comes first.
-- Orioles manager
-- The Orioles open the regular season with six straight games before their first off day, which will force the team to start the season with a five-man rotation. Showalter also said he hasn't ruled out the idea of carrying 13 pitchers, but hasn't contemplated it much.
Here are today's lineups:
Nick Johnson DH
Nick Markakis RF
JJ Hardy SS
Brian Matusz LHP