Hits and misses

June 02, 1996|By BUSTER OLNEY

On the field: During batting practice, Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken was jogging to second when Bill Ripken, who was in the cage, ripped a line drive directly at his brother. Cal dropped to the ground and the ball missed him by about a foot as early arrivals in the stands ooohed.

In the dugout: Orioles manager Davey Johnson had to reconstruct his lineup after he found out Brady Anderson had re-strained his quadriceps. Luis Polonia batted leadoff and Mike Devereaux, who likely would've sat because of his 2-for-30 slump, started in center field. Gregg Zaun, who has often worked with Jimmy Haynes, filled in for Chris Hoiles at catcher.

In the clubhouse: Johnson, on the Orioles' two losses before last night's game: "Some games you lose ugly, but there's no such thing as losing pretty."

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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