2011 Spring Training
Through nine 2011 starts spanning 49 2/3 innings, Bobby Bundy has accumulated 8.52 strikeouts, 1.81 walks, and 0.36 home runs per nine innings, while showing the strongest ground ball tendencies of his young career.
Top prospect Zach Britton allowed one run in five innings while Fox, Scott, and Hardy homer to put the O’s in the win column.
Felix Pie and Nolan Reimold are currently ahead of Angle on Baltimore’s depth chart, but once room clears in the out field Angle will get a strong look from the O’s. His speed and defense alone should give him a long career as a backup outfielder, and strong offensive output, specifically OBP%, could make him a starter one day.
Brad Bergesen kept the O’s in it early, but after a late game surge by the Rays, it was Nick Green who came up big in the 9th.
After an early lead in the 1st inning, Orioles pitching fell apart later in the game as Derrek Lee made his Orioles debut.
The Orioles’ 7th round draft pick in 2009, Aaron Wirsch made his debut with the GCL Orioles the same year, throwing 16.2 innings with a 2.16 ERA and 18 strikeouts. Joe Jordan said “I wish we could sign five every year just like him.”
The Orioles couldn’t get comfortable in the box, putting up only one hit against the Yankees as the New York bats beat up O’s pitching all night.
While the Orioles were able to put up eight runs on the day, that number was no match for the Astros, who shut down Orioles pitching today with fourteen of their own.