ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Luke Scott is listed as day-to-day after straining his right groin muscle during tonight’s game.
Felix Pie pinch-ran for Scott in the seventh inning after the veteran reached on a fielder’s choice. It proved to be a key substitution, as Pie threw out B.J. Upton at the plate to end the bottom of the seventh and keep the game scoreless. Pie had replaced Scott in left field.
We weren’t aware of the injury until after the Orioles’ 3-1 win. It just looked like sound strategy at the time.