Jeremy Guthrie’s 8 scoreless innings and Brian Roberts‘ 2 RBI triple powered the Orioles to victory in 2011 opener.
The Orioles open their season in Tampa Bay with a three game series for the second year in a row. Opening day is finally here and as Kevin Gregg put it, “it’s go time, boys!”
The Orioles have officially sent Zach Britton, Brendan Harris, and Craig Tatum down to the minor leagues, though it may not be long before you see any one of them back up in Baltimore.
News, notes and links from around the web including: FanGraphs ranks Orioles #15 in their Organizational Rankings, why Zach Britton needs to open 2011 in the minors, if the Orioles can have a 20-20 player (Mark Reynolds?) and more.
With Zach Britton giving the Orioles a solid outing, the offense came alive right off the bat, scoring thirteen in the first three innings.
As if there wasn’t already enough hype surrounding Zach Britton, Roch Kubatko profiles the young lefty for Baseball America and Steve Melewski interviews Tim Kurkijan about the 23 year old’s future.