Orioles’ Manny Machado hits 2 homers in win as trade rumors swirl
Manny Machado isn’t having any http://www.wholesalejerseychinaelite.com/ trouble staying locked in amidst all the trade talk.
The Orioles shortstop went 3-for-4 with two home runs in Baltimore’s 6-5 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Machado’s first homer was a solo shot off New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the bottom of the fifth inning. It traveled an estimated 444 feet before landing in the left-field stands at Camden Yards, the longest home run of the season by an Orioles player.
It’s a tough situation, said Machado. You try to soak it in. People want you, teams want you. You try to soak it in, but at the same time, you’ve just got to let it slide. Once that game starts, or it gets close to game time, you want to prepare yourself and get mentally ready for the game. At the end of the day, I’m trying to go out there and leave it out on the field, do everything well, and play good baseball. This just happened to be cheap jerseys china one of those good days today overall.
A former first-round pick in 2010 (third overall), Machado is slated to become a free agent after the 2018 season. The Orioles, who own baseball’s worst record at 26-66, are expected to trade Machado at some point this month.
It crosses my mind, I’m not going to lie, said Machado of his uncertain future. You just try to enjoy your moment, try to enjoy the season like I have since day one, since I stepped in here. You try to take it all in. Nobody ever wants to think about that day.
Richards has been plagued by injuries during his career and this was just his second start since coming off the disabled list after being sidelined by a left hamstring strain. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday.
It’s tough. Just hoping for good news, Calhoun said. He’s been battling for the better half of a couple years. Hopefully, everything comes back all right.
Calhoun and Albert Pujols both homered for the Angels, who have won three of four. Calhoun and Simmons each had two RBI.
Simmons, seeking his first All-Star appearance as one of five candidates in online balloting for the final AL spot, hit a go-ahead double in a four-run fourth.
Seattle All-Star Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the first for a 3-0 lead against Richards, who allowed three consecutive hits to begin the game. He exited in the third while pitching to Nelson Cruz.