Hits and misses

September 22, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: Brady Anderson was hit by a pitch leading off the bottom of the first, the 22nd time this year he has been hit by a pitch. That extends his AL record for left-handed hitters (previously held by Doc Gessler, 20, 1911), and the club record (Bobby Grich, 20, 1974).

In the dugout: The Blue Jays' infield shifted dramatically against Rafael Palmeiro, with three infielders positioned on the right side of the infield and third baseman Ed Sprague set up halfway between second and third. Palmeiro grounded out to first, struck out looking and walked twice.

In the clubhouse: "Then we better be here a long time tomorrow." -- Orioles manager Davey Johnson, when asked about the strong possibility of rain for today's game. The Orioles already have one game to make up, tomorrow against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pub Date: 9/22/96

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