Against the Yankees in a critical at-bat, Jones struck out, but you could see him trying too hard to come through for the team, he just was not used to that type of in game situation and it showed in his approach. Well last night he needed to hit a homerun to tie the game with two outs in the top of the 9th, and Adam once again was showing you the effort you want to see. This time, he connected and drilled a shot to center field. It was a moment of growth, potentially of leadership, it was great to see, and a something we should expect from our #4 hitter, by coming through in the clutch. I was happy for him.
The bad news is Adam should have been signed to an extension before the season began. My opinion was Adam should have been looked upon with Matt Wieters
(who also did well offensively last night), to lead this club for the next 5 years offensively. Some will argue he is not a true centerfielder, but so what? Once the albatross of Markakis' contract is done in two years he could have been shifted to right field. You would end up paying a little more because of it, but its not like the team is saddled with many long term deals. Maybe the Orioles will surprise and get it done. http://www.masnsports.com/steve_melewsk ... -more.html