Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Manny Machado, 2012 Bowman Platinum Prospects Refractor # BPP23

I never thought I'd be relieved to see the Orioles salvage a four-game series split in Houston, but the baseball season is long and trying. Manny Machado, still struggling to regain his pre-injury form, made the difference today with his first career grand slam in a 9-4 victory. It came on the heels of an intentional walk delivered to Nick Markakis, and it also provided some measure of retribution against Astros starter Scott Feldman. The ex-O's pitcher had previously knocked Nelson Cruz out of the game after plunking him on the hand with a fastball. Fortunately x-rays were negative, and the league's leading slugger is considered day-to-day, just like the rest of us.


Commishbob said...

I was sitting in the upper deck and you could here Cruz get hit. I would have bet on a broken bone, even when he stayed in to run. Glad he's OK because in the first three games of the series our bats looked pretty pathetic.

And I'n taking credit for Manny's slam, I wore my Macho Manny t-shirt today.

Kevin said...

Bob - I'm glad you saw a win, scary moments and all! I'll be collecting my Manny bobblehead at Saturday's game.