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.
In the first of two games today, the Orioles battled with the Red Sox on the road, eventually losing on a walkoff single by Yamaico Navarro.
Chris Tillman started the game for the Birds, and let up one run in two innings; a Ryan Howard RBI double in the 1st. Top prospect Zach Britton made his spring debut following Tillman, throwing two innings of shutout baseball (2 H, 1 K, 0 BB, 33 pitches, 18 strikes).
Notes on Justin Duchscherer’s hip injury, Derrek Lee’s bullpen session, Brian Roberts‘ neck, Cesar Izturis’ transition to a utility infielder and more.
Notes on Brian Roberts‘ neck injury, Derrek Lee’s BP session, the game day pitching schedule, a look at which pitchers the Pirates will throw at the Orioles and more.
It only took two days for Brian Roberts to report his first injury of 2011. Roberts showed up to camp today, but did not participate in any activities due to neck stiffness, and left the complex early to get x-rays done. Afterward, he claimed that he thinks it is just sore and that he slept [...]
The second day of the Orioles full squad workouts is in the books. A funny story behind today’s events was Vladimir Guerrero, Luke Scott, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones hitting such deep home runs (mostly Vlad and Scott) that they were reaching fan parking lots and supposedly hitting cars. That group (and I assume the [...]
Guest writer Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score provides plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the 2011 season. Dave details some of the potential you may or may not see from your 2011 Orioles.
Britton posted a 2.70 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 153.1 innings between Bowie and Norfolk.