Tillman leaves the game after two innings in Norfolk

May 23, 2009 | Luke Jones

Chris Tillman, one of the Orioles’ top pitching prospects, was pulled from his start tonight at Norfolk after throwing 33 pitches in two innings for the Tides.

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Barring any news regarding a possible injury, the outing would be comparable to the number of pitches thrown in a side session.  Could he be the starting pitcher on Tuesday night against Toronto?

Update:  MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports Tillman left the game due to tightness in his groin, ending any chance of him receiving the start on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Norfolk’s Jason Berken would appear to be the most likely choice to get the start.

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