I'm certainly glad to see the O's being more disciplined at the plate, but tonight was ridiculous. They had at least 6 strikeouts looking at fastballs, and I don't even want to count the number of first pitch, get-me-over fastballs they took. This is the one game it would have behooved them to go up hacking, once they got into the Yankees bullpen. Why take pitches when you know they're coming right at you?
Very solid debut from Chen after a rocky first inning. Unfortunately Reynolds, in all his iron glove glory, effed it up - not sure how any major leaguer can't field a two-hopper right at them. He never seems to know whether he wants to charge the ball or wait for it, and usually ends up half way in between and does something retarded.
Should be a great matchup tomorrow with Arrieta and CC.