As soon as Manny Machado tomahawked his bat into the opposite batter's box in the eighth inning of Game 1 against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, it was obvious what was coming. Home plate umpire Toby Basner immediately ejected the Orioles third baseman — the third time Machado has been tossed in his brief big league career and first since his infamous bat-throwing incident last June against the Oakland A's that resulted in a five-game suspension.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's second charity bowling tournament brought 15 of his current teammates out on a rare off day -- and even one popular former one -- to help raise money for a program geared toward spreading baseball to disadvantaged youth around Baltimore City.
Chris Davis has played third base in the majors, but he also has had to deal with unbelievable expectations that he created with his own performance (hitting 53 homers in 2013). So he can provide insight into what Manny Machado is going through with eight errors in 32 games.
Manny Machado leads all major league third basemen with eight errors in 32 games this season. But Machado, his Baltimore Orioles coaches and teammates don't yet seem concerned considering his track record.