FORT MYERS, Fla. – The
The Orioles had won their first five Grapefruit League games.
Jurrjens, making his second spring start, struggled mightily through a 34-pitch first inning.
Jurrjens, who is trying to earn a rotation spot after signing a minor league contract, allowed three earned runs on two hits and three walks, battling with his control throughout the outing.
Of the eight hitters he faced, he threw just two first-pitch strikes.
“We’re still trying to familiarize ourself with him,” Orioles manager
"He's missing down," Showalter added." Everything's down. I'd feel a lot different if he was missing up, away, in, out. It's just all down."
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who also played in Wednesday road game in Tampa against the
Catcher Chris Robinson, who will be leaving Sunday to play for Canada in the