Brandon Snyder has collected his second RBI double in two games, lining a ball over the head of Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Travis Snider in the top of the second inning to score Adam Jones and give the Orioles a 1-0 lead.
Snyder is getting a look in back-to-back games because the Blue Jays started left-handers Brett Cecil and Ricky Romero. He needs to take advantage of any opportunity.
Manager Buck Showalter was asked before the game about the Orioles’ need to add more power to their lineup - a logical topic to tackle with the Blue Jays mashing the ball all season.
Showalter replied: “We want to make sure the answers aren’t in our own backyard before we start coveting the neighbor’s people, so to speak.”
Would that be breaking one of the commandments?
Meanwhile, Julio Lugo just drove in another run with a bases-loaded walk. He was worth the wait.
Instant update: Nick Markakis followed with a bases-loaded walk after being down, 0-2, in the count. Sensational at-bat. Romero has thrown 57 pitches in two innings.