Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat.
In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17 and batting .133 before being sent down to Triple-A Norfolk on May 18.
But after being recalled Wednesday night, Flaherty showed some offensive life, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Orioles' 9-6 comeback win over the Washington Nationals and 1-for-3 with a run in Thursday's 2-0 victory..
“No one wants to get off to a slow start,” Flaherty said. “It is nice to come up here and get the hit...