Mark Reynolds hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium tonight, and it came against a pitcher who’s always made him feel comfortable.
OK, it’s a small sample size, but Reynolds’ two-run shot in the second inning made him 4-for-5 with two doubles, two homers, three RBIs and a walk lifetime against A.J. Burnett.
Reynolds went to right-center field after Derrek Lee walked, upping his home run total to 22 this season.
Reynolds also has 53 RBis. He’s batting .219.
Since the game is underway, Chris Tillman and Zach Britton will pitch tomorrow in the day-night doubleheader. One spot opens on the 25-man roster when Brad Bergesen goes on three-day paternity leave.
It’s possible that Tillman will be optioned after the game to make room for Britton in an unusual transaction.
Update: Derrek Lee doubled over Curtis Granderson’s head to score Vladimir Guerrero and increase the Orioles’ lead to 3-0 in the fourth.
Is Lee looking more attractive to a National League contender?
Update II: Lee just homered in the sixth to increase his trade value and the Orioles’ lead to 4-0