Hits and misses

June 25, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: David Wells goes tonight for the Orioles, a left-hander who must deal with the prowess of the predominantly right-handed hitting Rangers. Lefty starters are 3-10 against Texas this year, and have allowed 122 hits and 72 earned runs in 85 1/3 innings.

In the dugout: Manager Davey Johnson said after the game that he's going to change his lineup tonight, restoring No. 3 hitter Roberto Alomar to the No. 2 spot in the order, and bumping everybody else up one spot, Rafael Palmeiro moving to No. 3, Bobby Bonilla to cleanup and so on. Johnson said he hasn't gotten enough production out of the others who've tried to hit second.

In the clubhouse: Wells rushed into the clubhouse yesterday, just before stretching was to begin, after a long day of travel with Brandon, his 4-year-old son. Brandon broke his arm playing in the Orioles' clubhouse before Sunday's game, and Wells flew his son home to Florida yesterday before continuing on to Texas.

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