To pinch or not to pinch

The Orioles found themselves in a curious situation Wednesday night, when they had backup catcher Gregg Zaun at the plate with two outs and two runners on base in the ninth inning.

With his team trailing by two runs, manager Dave Trembley elected not to use starter Matt Wieters as a pinch-hitter and said that it wasn’t really a consideration. Zaun wound up working the count full and striking out looking against closer Fernando Rodney.

“I highly doubt if Wieters has been in that situation before,” Trembley said. “I think Zaun has probably been there many, many times. I’d prefer to just stay with where we’re at right there.”


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