We said it wouldn’t get weird.
Michael Gonzalez inherited two runners from Jeremy Accardo with no outs in the 15th inning and gave up a tie-breaking, two-run double to Robinson Cano on his first pitch. Gonzalez drilled Chris Dickerson on the side of the batting helmet with his third pitch, earning an instant ejection from plate umpire Dan Bellino.
How in the world can Bellino assume Gonzalez was trying to hit Dickerson in that situation?
The Orioles are out of relievers, so Jeremy Guthrie has been rushed into the game. He was supposed to start tomorrow night. Stay tuned for more on the rotation after the game.
Brad Bergesen could start on normal rest.
This is Guthrie’s first relief appearance since April 30, 2007.
Dickerson eventually rose to his feet and was able to walk off the field. He has a welt on the left side of his head. It was a scary moment.
It also was a confusing one, given Bellino’s decision to toss Gonzalez. I expected manager Buck Showalter to go ballistic, but he never did.
A.J. Burnett is pinch-running for Dickerson. Why not?
Another run just scored. That one’s charged to Gonzalez. Accardo is charged with two runs and five hits in two-plus innings.