Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ second two-hit game of the season Thursday coincided with a slide down from the third spot in the lineup to fifth, and he was back there again in Friday’s lineup.
Jones, however, was frank when asked if there was a correlation between the two things: “No.”
“Our guys don’t pay any attention to it,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Maybe I’m being naïve."
However, Showalter did say there’s a “certain flow” to the current lineup, and that Jones put together some really good at-bats batting fifth.
“I thought Adam had some real control,”...