Hits and misses

April 21, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: In the fourth inning, Jeffrey Hammonds chased a fly ball close to the stands down the left-field line, and as he reached up to make the catch, a fan with a glove intercepted the ball. Orioles third baseman B. J. Surhoff and shortstop Cal Ripken argued a little with third base umpire Jim Joyce, but in vain.

In the dugout: Orioles manager Davey Johnson went into last night's game looking for rookie Jimmy Haynes to pitch at least past the fifth, to take pressure off his beleaguered bullpen. Armando Benitez was out of action, Jimmy Myers had pitched in two straight games, Jesse Orosco was unavailable and Roger McDowell had pitched in two of the Orioles' last three games.

In the clubhouse: Johnson expressed some annoyance after Friday's game because Mickey Tettleton had tagged up and gone from second to third on a fly ball toward the end of the 16-run eighth inning. But Johnson changed his tune a little yesterday, indicating he found no fault with the way the Rangers played. "I don't ask for any quarter," Johnson said, "and I don't want to give any quarter. If you do [give quarter], that's a losing attitude, to me."

Pub Date: 4/21/96

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