I'm sure there is still plenty of discussion about some of manager Buck Showalter's decisions late in the game in the Orioles' 6-5 loss last night to the New York Yankees in 10 innings. Showalter was asked why he went to Michael Gonzalez in the 10th rather than Koji Uehara, and why he opted to pitch to both Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher rather than walking them to load the bases and set up the force at home. With the first question, he went to Gonzalez and not Uehara because he wanted Mark Teixeira, who led off the inning, and Swisher, who was due up fourth, to hit from the right side because they are way more dangerous home run threats as left-handed hitters. Swisher has 36 career home runs against left-handed pitchers compared to 126 against right-handers. Teixeira has 72 homers versus left-handed pitching and 207 against right-handers. Also, Alex Rodriguez, who was due up second in the inning, and Swisher hit game-winning homers off Uehara last year. Ultimately, the Orioles were hoping to get out of that inning, score a run in the top of the 11th and then bring on Uehara to close the game. As for pitching to Cano and Swisher, Showalter simply didn't want to put Gonzalez in a situation where a walk would have ended the game. Gonzalez's command obviously comes and goes so Showalter didn't think it was the best option to make him pitch with the bases loaded. "You don't want to paint a guy in the corner," Showalter said. "Command was an issue with the first hitter. You want to make sure you give him some margin of error."