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B Game highlights

Some things that stood out in the B Game on Saturday:

* Ryan Tucker worked two fast, scoreless innings, not allowing a baserunner. The right-hander struck out one. After throwing in the game against the Orioles on field two, Tucker got a little extra work by throwing some more pitches in the bullpen. The right-hander was pleased with his slider.

* Matt Dominguez had a two-run RBI single, which were the only runs of the game until the eighth and final inning.

* Prospect Kyle Skipworth in the last inning, had a two-run double with the bases loaded.

* John Lindsey made some nice plays at first base.

— Joe Frisaro

Camping out Wednesday

Worth noting from camp on Wednesday:

* Because Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco were scheduled to throw four innings each on Wednesday against Italy, relievers got in their work on the back fields. Logan Kensing threw to batters on the back field Wednesday morning to get in his work.

* In Saturday’s B Game against the Orioles on field two at Roger Dean Stadium, Ryan Tucker will start.

* Upcoming rotation: Andrew Miller (Thursday) against Orioles at Fort Lauderdale; Chris Volstad (Friday) against Red Sox in Fort Myers, and Sean West (Saturday) against Orioles at Roger Dean Stadium. Former Marlin Josh Beckett is starting for Boston on Friday.

* Minor League camp opens on March 9, which is around the time the team will begin making some cuts.

— Joe Frisaro



Hermida makes no excuses

The last laugh ultimately went to Jeremy Hermida when he laced a home run to right field in the fourth inning on Saturday against the Orioles.

“The best way to make them quiet,” Hermida noted.

Before that, the crowd was getting on the 25-year-old for failing to haul in two first-inning fly balls that dropped for two-out doubles. Switching from right field to left is an adjustment, especially playing at game speed.

The windy, sunny conditions did play a part in him not getting good reads on either long fly ball, which helped the Orioles score twice in the first inning.

“That’s still no still no execuse. I should have caught those balls. We’ll do some work on it, on balls hit over my head,” Hermida said. 

Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora each lofted long fly balls that swirled in the wind and Hermida awkwardly went after them. Even though both were ruled hits, fans heckled Hermida, especially in the second inning, giving him the obligatory big cheer for making a couple of routine plays.

Hermida played along with the crowd. 

“We’re having fun. It’s a Spring Training game,” he said. “We’re allowed to have fun and have a good time out there. Just having a good time, and I appreciate their enthusiasm for the game.”

— Joe Frisaro