Top 3: called out on strikes against Burnett
Top 5: reached on error by Eduardo Nunez against Burnett
Top 7: struck out swinging against Luis Ayala
Top 9: called out on strikes against Rafael Soriano
Top 11: singled home the go-ahead run against Hector Noesi
Final Line: 1-for-6, RBI, 4 K
Notes: It’s about damn time. On Wednesday afternoon, Reynolds collected his first golden sombrero of the 2011 season in Baltimore’s 11-inning victory over the New York Yankees. With the feat already in the books and the game on the line, Reynolds came through in the clutch with an RBI-single in the 11th inning that gave the Orioles a 5-4 lead. I’m actually pretty irritated that it took 139 games; his 31.4% strikeout rate, 27.41% Z-Swing% (percentage of pitches swung at outside the strike zone), and 48.4% O-Contact% (percentage of times a batter makes contact with the ball when swinging at pitches thrown outside the strike zone) suggest it should have happened a long, long time ago.
Total 2011 Sombreros: 110