Adam Jones is batting third and playing center field tonight after leaving last night’s game in the second inning and being transported to a local hospital with shortness of breath and mild chest pains.
He was right. It wasn’t as bad as it seemed.
For the Orioles:
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Robert Andino 3B
Nolan Reimold LF
Ryan Adams 2B
Jeremy Guthrie RHP
Andino is batting .333 (12-for-36) during a career-high nine-game hitting streak.
Four of Jim Thome’s 601 career home runs have come against Guthrie, which ties the right-hander for the eighth-most allowed by a pitcher. Thirty-one of Thome’s blasts have come against the Orioles.
On Cal Ripken’s 51st birthday, it should be noted that he recorded his 3,000th career hit on April 15, 2000 in Minnesota with a single off Hector Carrasco.
The Orioles have won consecutive games on the road for the first time since June 19-20 in Washington and Pittsburgh. The last time they won three straight on the road was April 29-May 1 in Chicago.
The Orioles had seven hits with runners in scoring position last night, their highest total in a nine-inning game this year. They had eight in a 13-inning game May 10 against Seattle. They’re batting .370 (27-for-73) with RISP in eight games on the trip.
Wieters walked four times last night, the second time an Oriole had done it this year. Luke Scott drew four free passes on May 16 in Boston. Since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954, an Oriole has walked four times or more in a game just 36 times. It’s happened nine times since the start of the 2000 season.
I assume you can look it up.
Update: Vladimir Guerrero was a last-minute scratch in tonight’s game, reportedly due to a left wrist contusion. Jake Fox will take Guerrero’s designated hitter spot against the Twins.