L.J. Hoes must be feeling all kinds of weird right now. The outfielder, who was born in D.C. and is a lifelong Orioles fan, woke up yesterday an Oriole. He was even slated for the starting lineup in last night’s game against the Astros. But around 3:30 p.m. he learned (through Twitter, by the way) that he had been traded. To the Astros.
He still got to start at Camden Yards; it was just on the away team. And maybe it was the strangeness of it all that had him 0 for 5 at the plate.