Hits and misses

April 18, 1997|By Joe Strauss

On the field: Finding himself in right field for the second consecutive game, Pete Incaviglia atoned for a muff Wednesday night by lunging to catch Albert Belle's second-inning fly ball. Mike Mussina called it the night's pivotal moment.

In the dugout: Originally scheduled to miss last night's start, second baseman Roberto Alomar talked his way onto Davey Johnson's lineup card. He singled twice, walked, ran through third-base coach Sam Perlozzo's stop sign and scored the Orioles' run in his first three plate appearances.

In the clubhouse: "I think he's sound. From what I've seen, I really like the way he's throwing the ball. I really like these last two outings. He's been great. He got the guys who wear him out. He got the big guys out pretty easy, mostly by keeping the ball down." -- manager Davey Johnson on Mussina.

Pub Date: 4/18/97

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