Hits and misses

June 07, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: Besides having to take up residence behind home plate in the interminably long contest, the Orioles' Gregg Zaun took some additional abuse. He was hit above the right knee by a pitch that bounced in the second inning, and in the bottom of the third, he was hit by a pitch.

In the dugout: Even a magnetic brace couldn't make Orioles manager Davey Johnson's seat any more comfortable; watching his pitchers struggle, Johnson switched his seating arrangement few hundred times.

In the clubhouse: "Jimmy's got to be able to establish his fastball to both sides of the plate, and get his curveball over. If he gets his good curveball over, it's unhittable." -- Zaun, an hour before Haynes took the mound and struggled, allowing seven hits, two walks and four runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Pub Date: 6/07/96


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