Showalter must like Pie (updated)

Here is a stat for you.

In the last six games before Buck Showalter took over as manager, Felix Pie went 4 for 22 at bat. Now, in 12 innings with Showalter here, he is 4 for 5.

That is through tonight’s third inning.

After going 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored last night, and several nice catches in left field, tonight, Pie is 2 for 2 already. He ripped an RBI triple to right in the second and added an RBI single to right in the third. Then he stole a base.

Here are some more stats. Pie entered tonight with just one RBI over his last 18 games and he has two tonight.

He entered tonight with just two hits in 20 at bats this year with runners in scoring position and is 2 for 2 in those spots tonight.

Also, Pie is now batting .357 (20 for 56) when hitting here at Camden Yards and just .200 (9 for 45) when batting on the road.

Update: Pie just singled to center in the last of the fourth to plate his third run of the game and give the O’s a 9-1 lead, so add one to all of the above. It’s his first 3 RBI game of the year and his RBI total goes from five to eight so far tonight.

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