Drop step

The Orioles had an interesting fielder’s choice on Wednesday night in which Melvin Mora intentionally let a popup drop in order to throw out a runner at second base. Manager Dave Trembley said he’d prefer his player to catch the ball, but gave Mora credit for creativity.

“I think you’re trying to trade a fast runner for a slower runner,” he said of the logic behind Mora’s quickly timed decision. “From that perspective, it’s a good move. But with as much rain as there was on this field the last few days, I don’t think the ball was going to go one side or the other. Give Melvin credit for knowing all the angles.”

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