First baseman Mark Reynolds said he "feels fine" today after being beaned by Angels starter Ervin Santana in the third inning of last night's game, but he obviously doesn't feel that the ball that struck him just above his left temple was an accident.
"I think it was on purpose,'' he said. "I don't think he tried to hit me in the head, but I think it was on purpose. If it was [to the head] on purpose ... "
Reynolds didn't finish that sentence, but a couple of teammates finished it for him ... and neither of their comments can be printed here.
Though Reynolds originally stayed in the game, he was removed for precautionary reasons in the fifth inning and sent for a CT Scan. He said today that there is a sore area where the ball struck him, but he is having no cognitive problems.
So, stand by for some possible beanball intrigue in today's series finale against the Angels. Here's today's Orioles lineup:
Matt Angle CF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Chris Davis 1B
Josh Bell 3B
Robert Andino 2B
Kyle Hudson LF
Craig Tatum C
Alfredo Simon RHP