Orioles’ pitcher, catcher perform well in rehab start with Tides

NORFOLK (WAVY) – In his second rehab start with the Norfolk Tides, Orioles pitcher Bud Norris pitched four innings of no-hit baseball in a 11-1 rout over the Gwinnett Braves on Wednesday; a hard turn-around from his first start against Rochester on May 22. Then still recovering from bronchitis, Norris gave up nine runs on 12 hits in just 2.2 innings of work.

Norris only allowed one walk and struck out two in his second start. Adding to a little more fan interest was Norris pitching to Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who’s expected to join the team on Thursday.

Wieters’ tore his ulnar-collateral ligament last June and underwent season-ending Tommy John’s surgery. Batting first in the lineup and playing in a Tides uniform for the first time since 2009, Wieters showed he’s still comfortable behind the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. That was in the first game of a Tides’ double-header.

Wieters went righty for the second game and belted a solo home-run over the center field wall that tied the game at 1-1. The Tides lost game two 2-1.

 

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