I'll get linky again tomorrow, but today is about last night. Got it?
"I'm trying to balance [the lineup] based upon Weaver, who's very tough on right-handed hitters," he said. "Also, put Pie in the situation where the lineup is somewhat balanced so it might do him and the team the best good."
Well played, Dave. Well played.
Some of the superlatives from last night's game, tabulated by the folks at MASNsports.com:
- Felix Pie became the fourth Oriole to ever hit for the cycle
- The O's tied the franchise record with 12 extra-base hits, first set August 17, 2008 at Detroit
- The O's tied the club record with nine doubles in one game. That was first set July 30, 1996 at Minnesota. The nine doubles is the most by a team in the Majors this year
- Brian Roberts tied a career-high with three doubles. Roberts increased his league-leading total to 43 doubles
- Nick Markakis reached base for the 34th straight game to tie his career high and extend his streak—the current longest in the Majors. The club record is 52 in a row set by Kevin Millar in 2007
- The Orioles scored in five different innings and had two players, Pie and Roberts, with four hits. Five Orioles had multi-hit games and five had multi-RBI contests
- The O's scored a season-high six runs in the first inning. The previous best was five at Detroit on August 3rd.
- The O's won by ten runs to tie a season best. They also beat Washington by ten on June 26th.
- Jered Weaver suffer his earliest outing of the year. He gave up a season-high eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.
- The O's went 19 for 41 at bat (.463) with nine doubles, two triples and one homer. They went 11 for 22 with runners in scoring position.
Today is Matusz-rhymes-with-lattice day. This is your Open Thread.