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.
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.
Zach Britton has performed better than any other Orioles pitcher in spring training. Here’s a look at what makes him so special and what the future holds for the young lefty.
With Justin Duchscherer headed for an MRI on his hip, it’s looking more and more likely that he’ll open 2011 on the disabled list. Many have labeled Britton as the front runner to take over for Duchscherer. Here are five reasons why Britton shouldn’t get the nod over Chris Tillman.