Orioles manager Buck Showalter half-joked recently about how the Orioles never seem to get much publicity on ESPN's Web Gems.
But through the first five innings of a scoreless game against the Athletics here at Camden Yards, the producers of Baseball Tonight have their choice of defensive gems.
The Orioles have turned in four outstanding defensive plays, none bigger than Nolan Reimold's homer-robbing catch of Kurt Suzuki on the fifth.
Suzuki put a charge in a Tommy Hunter delivery, but Reimold reached over the left-field fence, extended his glove over and brought the ball back into the yard.
Right after that, Adam Jones made a nice back-handed sliding catch on Eric Sogard's looper to shallow center.
In the fourth inning, Mark Reynolds, making his first start this season at first base, started a nice 3-6-3 double play, diving to his left onKila Ka'aihue's drive on the edge of the infield grass after holding the runner on, tossing to second then taking JJ Hardy's throw to complete the double play.
Rightfielder Nick Markakis also threw out Seth Smith at second after Smith's hit bounced off the first-base back and into shallow right.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times