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Jackson Holliday homers as Norfolk takes season opener, 12-8

The Tides will be the only affiliate active for the next week.

For Orioles fans who are excited for the team’s prospects at the top affiliate, this game could not have started off better. One of the justifications offered by Mike Elias for why Jackson Holliday has begun the season in the minors is that he needs to get more experience against left-handed pitching. As fortune would have it, the starter for Durham on Opening Day is lefty Mason Montgomery, who is rated as the #9 prospect in the Rays system. Maybe not a big league-caliber lefty, but that’s a solid prospect.