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Orioles closer Britton fights off numbness after comebacker to close out 4-2 win in Anaheim

When Orioles closer Zach Britton took a comebacker off the inside of his right elbow in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels, he made sure he got the out before giving in to the pain. Facing the first batter of the inning – pinch hitter Erick Aybar – Britton attempted to field a sharp grounder back to the mound, but the ball took a weird hop and hit Britton...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why Zach Britton has been their biggest surprise

The Baltimore Orioles have had many surprising players this year, both good and bad. Depending on how you look at it, many players may appear to be more of a disappointment, and part of that is because of the seasons they were coming off. For instance, players like Chris Davis, Chris Tillman, Manny Machado, Tommy Hunter and even Ubaldo Jimenez were coming off of solid seasons, if...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite past success with bat, Zach Britton unlikely to pinch-hit vs. Pirates

When the Orioles began to prepare for interleague play in National League ballparks, they had relief pitcher Zach Britton take batting practice with the starters. Britton handled the bat well in limited action in 2011, and the club thought he might be needed to pitch multiple innings and stay in the game when the pitcher's spot in the lineup comes up. But the left-hander now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What can the Baltimore Orioles do about their pitching?

Freddy Garcia lasted only 3 innings on the mound last night for the Baltimore Orioles against a Houston Astros lineup that is not exactly filled to the brim with world-beaters. He gave up 6 runs on 7 hits (4 of them HRs) and 2 walks, a far cry from the electrifying performance he put on in his previous start against Washington. But Orioles fans should have seen this coming. The chances...
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Recall Pitcher Zach Britton

MLB News: The Baltimore Orioles recalled left handed pitcher Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday and most likely will get a start on Monday unless the organization decides to use him out of the bullpen before that. Fantasy Ramifications: Britton did post a sub 2.00 ERA this season at Norfolk but his role is still up in the air. His value would be higher if he starts, but...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles rumors: Baltimore shopping Zach Britton?

The Baltimore Orioles haven’t received the production they were hoping for out of their starting pitchers so far this season. As a result, they are reportedly looking for rotation help, and “there’s an increasing feeling around baseball people” that the team could dangle left-handed starting pitcher Zach Britton in a trade, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe...
Via MLB Injury News
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Zach Britton Getting Noticed

I thought I would pass this along...Zach Britton is getting noticed outside of Baltimore. Andrew Schwartz of Midwest Sports Fans provided his thoughts on the young pitcher:A former 3rd round pick, Britton was previously ranked (in 2010) as a top-30 prospect by Baseball America, so his success shouldn’t come as that great of a surprise. But still, after Britton spent the first three...
Via Dempsey's Army
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Great Britton? Orioles’ Surging Starter Zach Britton Just May Be For Real

Meet Zach Britton–the Orioles starting pitcher whose win Tuesday night gave the Orioles a share of the division lead with the Yankees. Britton has been phenomenal for the Orioles over his last 4 starts, going 4-0 with a sub-1.00 ERA. A former 3rd round pick, Britton was previously ranked (in 2010) as a top-30 prospect by Baseball America, so his success shouldn’t come as that...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Zach Britton dominates White Sox, is then demoted

Zach Britton of the Orioles had one of the best starts of his young career on Thursday against the White Sox. In eight innings, Britton allowed one run on seven hits, and struck out ten batters without walking one. For Britton, who has only made eight starts in the majors this season while battling injuries and ineffectiveness, the start was a step in the right direction...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles recall LHP Britton from Class AAA

The Baltimore Orioles recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Class AAA Norfolk and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to the Tides, the club announced Saturday. Britton will start Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Britton is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in five starts for Baltimore this year. Mahoney went 0-for-4 in two games for the Orioles.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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