Scott thinks DL stint likely
The Orioles get another big come-from-behind victory. They hit five homers, including clutch back-to-back ones by Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott in the seventh to turn a 6-4 deficit into a 7-6 lead on their way to a 9-6 win against the Oakland A’s.
And it all comes with a serious negative.
Scott injured his left hamstring on his way around first base and limped to the plate in Kirk Gibson style. And now the best guess is that he’ll limp onto the disabled list tomorrow.
Technically, the Orioles are cautiously calling it a strain and there will be no official determination until they re-evaluate it Thursday – a MRI is expected. The next morning is always the tell-all in these injuries, so we’ll have to wait
But Scott, who is always in tune with his body, thinks it is a pulled hamstring, which usually means a DL stint.
“Right now, it doesn’t look good,” Scott said. “I would say probably (a DL trip), that’s what I have been told so far. Any time you deal with a pulled hamstring it’s going to be at least two weeks.”
The crutches in his locker were an ominous sign. He said he can walk around OK, on it, but when he puts too much weight on the left leg, he feels the pain.
“It sucks. I am glad the ball went out. But this is frustrating.”
Scott, who is batting .274 with 12 homers and 30 RBIs in 66 games, said he thought he might have to leg out a triple when he hit the ball to the left-center gap.
“My thought process coming around first base was the outfielders are both converging and I wanted to make sure if the ball caroms off the wall I’d be standing at third base,” Scott said. “So I kind of turned it up as I was getting ready to come around (first). And when I came around first base it kind of cramped up, my hamstring cramped up and when my leg went forward it pulled.”
What really kills Scott is he said he felt like he was starting to swing the bat with authority again, starting Tuesday. He walked three times on Wednesday and had the homer.
“Yesterday and today were the first days I really felt good since that streak I had earlier in May,” Scott said. “And, like I said, this is frustrating. When I start feeling like this a lot of good things happen. But that’s life. You’ve got to dig down, get on my knees, say my prayers and God will give me the strength to get through it.”