Hits and misses

April 28, 1996|By Brad Snyder

On the field: Rangers first baseman Will Clark made some nice plays yesterday, snaring a line drive off the bat of his former college teammate and archenemy, Rafael Palmeiro, in the third inning. Clark did the same thing to Brady Anderson in the fifth.

In the dugout: In the eighth inning, Orioles manager Davey Johnson chose to pitch to Kevin Elster instead of switch-hitter Mark McLemore after Scott Erickson fell behind in the count. McLemore had a .276 (8-for-29) lifetime average against Erickson while Elster, who doubled, entered the game hitting .286 overall.

In the clubhouse: After Friday's loss, Johnson bemoaned the fact that the Orioles were not hitting, but yesterday Johnson said the bats would come around. "We just have to get over the hump with the starters," Johnson said of his pitching staff. "I'm sure the offense will be there."

Pub Date: 4/28/96

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