Taking notes

Luke Scott has hit in 11 of his last 12 games, going 21-for-44 (.477) with three doubles, six homers and 12 RBIs. Keep riding him while he's hot. And no, I don't regret that last sentence. Scott batted .177 in his first 24 games. In case you hadn't heard, he can be streaky. Adam Jones has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, going 18-for-53 (.340) with four multi-hit games to raise his average from .218 to .254. He homered last night before leaving the game with leg cramps. In their last five games, the Orioles are batting .200 (13-65) with runners in scoring position. Sadly, that sounds like an improvement.

Left-hander Will Ohman leads the American League with 23 appearances and still hasn't surrendered an earned run. I'm one of the voices screaming for manager Dave Trembley to let him face more than one hitter, and I know Ohman doesn't want to be labeled a situational lefty. However, Ohman's past elbow and shoulder ailments must be taken into consideration. I tend to forget because he's mostly been effective. And when it comes to watching one reliever after another enter games each night, I don't love a parade. Ty Wigginton has hit in 13 of the last 16 games, going 20-for-68 (.294) with four doubles, four homers and 12 RBIs. He has five multi-hit games in the last nine. Nick Markakis is 37-for-109 (.339) with 11 multi-hit games in his last 28. He started the year 6-for-29 (.209). Adam Dunn has one hit in six career at-bats against Brad Bergesen, but it's a home run. Bergesen has turned in three straight quality starts. I'm a day late with this, but Scott Moore's wearing No. 40.

Jones and Wieters in lineup
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