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Adam Jones out of O’s lineup due to swollen ankle

Sep 10, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

aj10reuters Reuters

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the starting lineup Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays due to swelling in his left ankle.

Jones fouled a ball off the ankle on Friday night and had trouble standing after the initial blow.

He stayed in the game, but the 26-year-old probably won’t be used at all on Saturday and could remain sidelined for Sunday’s series finale with Toronto.

Matt Angle is handling center field on Saturday.

Jones has hit .280/.320/.463 with 23 home runs, 80 RBI and 11 stolen bases through 139 games this season.

  1. jimbo1949 - Sep 10, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Yep, game over, O’s lost 5-4 :-o
    Jones didn’t play.
    Gregg didn’t either. :-)

  2. cur68 - Sep 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Ahh so that’s why Angle was there in CF. Thought Canada Customs and Border Patrol had gotten hold of Adam again. A long memory on those people; wouldn’t put it past them to track him down the next day after clearing the border and hauling him back by his ear to answer for some undeclared chewing gum or something.
    Meanwhile, there was a game played today between the worthies of Baltimore and the intrepid young men of the Beaver Patrol. And t’was a hell of a game in Toronto this arvo. Thanks to Bleepin’ Kevin Bleepin’ Gregg and the magic of his wild pitching, the game was tied on a ball in the dirt that rolled to the back stop. Then a hanging breaking ball was laced into left by one JP Arencibia to close it out in a walk off.

    T’was not all, either. The Most Interesting Hitter in the World continues to lead the World in home runs, notching number 41 today. The Brett Lawrie show continues with a homer and some outstanding D at 3rd. Seriously, I thought this kid was supposed to have a plate discipline problem and be a defensive liability at 3rd. WTF? He’s got 9 homers since his call up and seems to have decided he was born to play 3rd. He’s gotta stop making it all look so easy before someone accuses him of ‘not trying hard enough’.

    The decider goes tomorrow, 1pm EST, for all 6 of us interested.

    • missthemexpos - Sep 10, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Greetings cur68, talk about a deja vu feeling in the bottom of the 9th with our good buddy Kevin Gregg on the hill. However, much easier to take when Gregg is pitching for the opposition. And gotta love the way Lawrie was halfway to the dugout by the time the 1st base umpire called the runner safe. Also a call out to Jays starter, 21 year old Henderson Alvarez, who continues to impress me.

      • missthemexpos - Sep 10, 2011 at 5:05 PM

        Oops, that should have read ” the runner out”

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2011 at 8:28 PM

        After the game Gregg was quoted as saying “It is not the first one I have Messed up, and it probably won’t be the last one.” Fans of other teams that he has played for know the validity of that statement.

    • cur68 - Sep 10, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      “Lawrie was halfway to the dugout by the time the 1st base umpire called the runner safe”

      ‘Zacktly what I meant about ‘making it look too easy’ MTE. He’s already got people calling him douchey for acting like he’s 21, confident, and can cope with Major League pitching. The Jays need some confidence and enthusiasm. Things are shaping up for next season real nice.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2011 at 5:48 PM

        I missed the game as I had something else to do, but I had confidence that the Beaver Boys would win this one.

      • cur68 - Sep 10, 2011 at 8:55 PM

        Well I’m glad he can be all philosophical and accepting of his awfulness. Should help him sleep at night.

      • nocryinginbaseball07 - Sep 11, 2011 at 6:45 AM

        The Phillies can lend you Brad Lidge if you haven’t had enough of that kind of excitement.

  3. whyfrediwhy - Sep 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Completely OT.

    If you guys haven’t seen the “Baseball Friends” videos, they are hilarious.

    There are 3, but this is the David Wright/Jose Reyes video.

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