Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wiggington and Wieters get the bats going for the O's

Ty Wiggington - who else - got the Orioles started strongly in the bottom of the second. He must've been inspired by all the Wiggington jerseys in the stands. Yes, it's Ty Wiggington T-Shirt Tuesday in Baltimore.

Surprisingly given their track record this season, the O's immediately have some fight in them. Adam Jones' one out broken-bat single to left put runners at the corner for Matt Wieters, whose 383 foot opposite field home run plated three for Baltimore. Wieters' homer looked like a long pop-up to left-center, but it just kept carrying.

Luke Scott got to running down the first base line after hitting a towering pop-up to right field prior to Wieters' long ball. Scott tossed his bat in disgust but must've remembered Juan Samuel's admonition from the last homestand when he jogged following a similarly high pop-up to right. The ball dropped in that night and Scott advanced to second when he could've had more. Palmer and Thorne were all over Scott on that game's MASN broadcast. And Samuel was all over Scott - well, sort of - in the dugout. Not tonight.

Two innings in the books. Marlins 4 - Orioles 3.



Chris said...

Earl Weaver's favorite: a 3-run homer!

Greg said...

Scott actually made it to third on the play where he threw his bat down and sulked. He could have had an inside-the-park home run.

Roar from 34 said...

You're exactly right, Greg. Thanks for setting me straight. I can't believe Luke Scott could've had an inside-the-park home run. That would've been amazing.