Luke Scott talks about his injured knee and shoulder

Luke Scott is feeling better today after suffering a right knee contusion when he made a great catch in the top of the ninth last night. But, he is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis.

“Yeah (still sore),” Scott said. “I feel better today than when I left the field. I iced my knee a bunch of times at home. I’ve got a little stem machine of my own at the house and I did what I could.LukeScottOutline2.jpg

“Woke up this morning and still have some swelling. It’s still a little tight and sore, but I should be ready to go here soon. I’m going to go out there today and hit and be ready to pinch hit.”

Scott said he hadn’t run yet, but would test the knee more after batting practice.

Scott said his catch, where he robbed Matt Holliday of a two-run homer leaping above the left-field wall, ranks as one of the best of his career.

“One of them. I made a couple of good ones, kind of like that, in the past,” he said.

Meanwhile, Scott’s ailing right shoulder also crashed into that wall and took a hit last night.

“The shoulder is a little sore. I felt that a little more this morning. Last night I didn’t feel it because my adrenaline was going. I guess that’s just part of it,” Scott said.

Scott got reporters laughing today when he was asked if he had seen his great catch replayed on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

“I don’t have cable,” he said. “I don’t have cable here in Baltimore during baseball season. I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV, plus a lot of things I see on TV gets me fired up. It’s time for me to relax and get sleep and not get worked up emotionally about all the stuff I see on TV. So I opted not to have cable.”

Back to more serious matters, Scott did say that the injured shoulder is still bothering him and was even as he hit the wall last night. Scott got a cortisone shot for that shoulder June 5.

“Since I got the shot, it’s been feeling better,” Scott said. “But I’d be lying to you if I said it’s 100 percent, cause it’s not. It’s a challenge to deal with every day. I do whatever I can, my part, to make it feel the best I can and as strong as I can. I try to keep it as strong and pain free as possible.

“It’s been affecting my swing from day one. If you know anything about hitting, your lead arm (his right arm) is your most important. That’s the one that stays on the bat the most time. A couple of years ago when I had my shoulder pop out on the left side, I still hit well.”

The funniest sight today at Camden Yards is the white taped outline of Scott hitting the left-field wall that someone, presumably an O’s teammate, created. Before he took the field for BP, Scott had not seen it.

“I’ve heard about it. I have no idea (who did it). My best guess would be the boogeyman (his nickname for Felix Pie) but I don’t think he’s creative enough to do that,” Scott said.

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