Ryan Flaherty homers, O's up 1-0

See, the thing I've always thought about Ryan Flaherty is ...

...

... hold on, gimme a second.

The thing about Ryan Flaherty -- and I've always thought this, so it's not like I just opened his Baseball Reference page for the first time -- is that he's from Vanderbilt University, and you know what they say about Vandy hitters.

...

Alright, I have no idea who Ryan Flaherty is. He had a .258 on-base percentage and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 43/6 in 153 at-bats during the regular season. That's awful! Truly, truly awful. But he was a former supplemental first-rounder, and his minor-league numbers aren't that bad, so he probably has a tool or two.

Like, latent power, maybe?


And now you know who Ryan Flaherty is. The Orioles took a 1-0 lead on that solo shot, and they also did a dandy job of quieting a raucous Yankee Stadium crowd.

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