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Thoughts on Orioles pinch-hitting, Adam Jones' free-swinging, Jeremy Guthrie's wardrobe
Thoughts on Orioles pinch-hitting, Adam Jones' free-swinging, Jeremy Guthrie's wardrobe

As the Orioles continue to lose in the American League Championship Series, I've been receiving more and more questions about how manager Buck Showalter is using – or should I say isn't using – Delmon Young off the bench. In two consecutive tight games, Young, who has been extraordinary as a pinch-hitter in 2014, has remained on the bench. Some clamored for him to pinch hit for Steve Pearce in the ninth on Saturday and then for Ryan Flaherty or Nick Hundley in the seventh or Jonathan Schoop in the eighth Tuesday. I understand the frustration, but the truth is in each situation the best Young could have done was tie those games with a swing, and that’s not a...

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