Five Orioles who have either reaped the benefits from or suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune over the season’s first 20 games.
Just how efficient should we expect Baltimore’s defenders, about a third of whom are new additions, to be this year, and just what kind of impact might that have on the numbers of Mr. Britton, the rookie ground-ball-machine?
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.
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.
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.