Orioles Win and Call Up Britton
That was something special last night, an opening night 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. It may only be one game, but the Orioles had great defense and stellar pitching to start the season.
Brian Matusz is going to the 15-day DL, that is the bad news from last night. The exciting news is that the O’s are calling up top prospect Zach Britton about 20 days earlier than expected.
If you would recall, I mentioned Britton in the preview a couple months ago. I said he would be here this season and have a chance to be the ace on this staff in the future. I think he comes up and sticks here as long as he does well. If he struggles, there is no harm in sending him back to Norfolk.
Now, the Orioles just need to win one of the next two to start with a series victory.