With just about as much momentum as they could possibly have, the Orioles play their first home series coming off a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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!”
Here’s what you can expect at Orioles Nation throughout the season.
News and notes from around the web: Two prediction posts, Justin Duchscherer’s shut down again, Brooks Robinson’s hospitalized, and why having one lefty in the bullpen shouldn’t be a problem.
News, notes and links from around the web including; an Oriole book club, Baseball Prospectus’ comments on Zach Britton, notes on Jose Nivar, why we need to see the Orioles “free” Nolan Reimold and more.
News and notes from around the web including: Why Josh Rupe doesn’t belong on the roster, John Sickels weighs in on Matt Wieters and more.
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.