It was the third time Bell has lost track of outs in the past month, and the manager made it a point to talk to the rookie about the continual mistake.
"It's more of a reaction thing, that he stepped on the bag," Showalter said. "But the game should never catch you by surprise and that's a concentration thing. You don't expect or tolerate [that] from anybody."
Showalter said the Orioles in the dugout were joking with Wigginton when he came into the dugout about the veteran's chance at the fourth out.
"[Wigginton] had a great answer: 'I couldn't tell if he touched the bag and plus I was heading towards the dugout anyway. I just happened to stop there and the next thing I know he was throwing,'" said Showalter, relaying the comments.
"With that being said, it ain't funny," Showalter said. "[Bell] was embarrassed about it. Not good."
Around the horn
Millwood escaped Friday's first inning without yielding a run, the second straight time he has done that. He had allowed first-inning runs in 13 of his previous 16 starts. … Bergesen will sign autographs from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elkridge Wendy's on Washington Boulevard. … Infielder Scott Moore (partially collapsed lung) has returned to the Triple-A Norfolk roster. … Double-A Bowie infielder Joel Guzman hit his 33rd home run of the season Thursday, tying the Baysox's single season record, which was set by Walter Young in 2004. … Norfolk first baseman Michael Aubrey had two homers Thursday to reach 21 on the season. He is the first Tides player to hit at least 20 homers since New York Mets' farmhands Victor Diaz (24) and Craig Brazell (23) did it in 2004.
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