Two days after receiving a cortisone injection in his ailing shoulder, Luke Scott returned to left field and rediscovered his power stroke.
Scott homered onto Eutaw St. for the sixth time in his career, the most in Camden Yards history, to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning. The ball traveled an estimated 418 feet.
Scott hadn’t hit a home run since May 3 in Kansas City. He sat out the past two games after receiving the injection, and with the opposition starting left-handers.
He’s playing tonight against Oakland right-hander Guillermo Moscoso, and he’s looking a little more like the 2010 version.
Update: Chris Jakubauskas gave the Orioles five scoreless innings tonight, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out five. He threw 80 pitches, 51 for strikes. Clay Rapada takes the baton. Jeremy Accardo gets it next.
Also, the Orioles are listing first baseman Kyle Raubinger (28th round) as a shortstop, so make it 15 pitchers (10 right-handers), two catchers, four third basemen, three shortstops and six outfielders.