Too bad–the O’s won and are back in a 1st place tie with Zach Britton pitching tomorrow.
What does rankle me, is Sabathia clearly throwing at Markakis, causing Nick to break his left thumb and possibly ruining the O’s pennant chances. Tex supposedly reinjured his calf last night, so the next target should be Jeter or Cano. If not the O’s will continued to be thrown at until Adam Jones or Reynolds are taken down. Whatever it must be the Yankee way.
The loss of Markakis is devastating, who becomes the leadoff hitter. McLouth—i doubt it–he is a hitter who has just found his way. Machado–too young –too much pressure. JJ hardy –that’s the guy.