Jonathan Schoop left today’s game against the Blue Jays with a bruised right hand. He’s day-to-day with three games remaining on the schedule.
The Orioles announced the injury but not his status. I just made the bold assumption.
Schoop was hit on the hand by a Drew Hutchison pitch in the bottom of the first inning, as six consecutive batters reached. Steve Pearce followed with an RBI double to increase the Orioles’ lead to 3-0.
Schoop stayed in the game, with manager Buck Showalter and assistant athletic trainer Brian Ebel walking him to first base, before the rain intensified and play was halted. He’s batting .279 with 17 doubles, 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 85 games, his season interrupted by a trip to the disabled list on April 18 with a sprained right knee.
Paul Janish has replaced Schoop at second base. He’s played the position in 21 major league games, including 13 starts, the most recent appearance coming in 2013 with the Braves.
Tyler Wilson was removed after a 3 hour, 25 minute rain delay. He allowed one hit, walked two batters and struck out one. He threw 23 pitches, 11 for strikes.
Left-hander Jeff Francis will work the bottom of the second inning for the Blue Jays after Hutchison allowed three runs and four hits in the first.
The Yankees haven’t announced their starter for Friday night’s game at Camden Yards, but it’s expected to be some combination of Adam Warren, Luis Severino and Ivan Nova.
Update: The Jays scored off McFarland in the fourth on two singles, a wild pitch and Munenori Kawasaki’s grounder to Janish.
Janish drove in a run in the second when his single scored Manny Machado, who walked with two outs.
Update II: Machado stole second and third base in the fourth inning to give him 20 steals on the season. It’s the seventh time in Orioles’ history that a player has totaled at least 20 home runs and 20 steals in a season. Brady Anderson did it three times.
Machado and Anderson are the only Orioles with a 30/20 season.
Update III: What’s better than one home run? How about two?
Machado went deep again leading off the sixth for his fourth multi-homer game of the season and sixth of his career. Orioles 6, Jays 1
McFarland allowed one run and five hits in four innings, with no walks, two strikeouts and a wild pitch. Mychal Givens struck out the side in the sixth.
Update IV: The Orioles defeat the Blue Jays 6-4 and move three games under .500 with three to play.
McFarland gets the win and Zach Britton earns his 35th save.
The Orioles tied their season high with 12 runners left on base.