BREAKING NEWS
Baltimore County

Houston Astros

No excuses from Orioles' Jonathan Schoop as he grinds through early-season slump

No excuses from Orioles' Jonathan Schoop as he grinds through early-season slump

Jonathan Schoop went into Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays hoping that this would be the day he breaks out of his early-season slump at the plate. Schoop made no excuses for his struggles just 12 games into the season, but had faith that his next game could be the one when he breaks out.

“I’m just not doing damage right now,” Schoop said before Wednesday’s game. “I’ve got to keep working and go out there and hopefully I can catch fire. … Hopefully it starts today.”

His batting average had just dipped below .200 and he was hitless with runners in scoring position. He wasn’t squaring balls up the way he did throughout his breakout season a year ago. But in...

46°