Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton on the Boston trip
Zach Britton blew his first save in 60 attempts for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. However all’s well that end’s well – the Orioles overcame that and won. I suspect that had the Birds fell to Oakland that day it would have been a much bigger story.
After the game we found out that Britton was going to undergo an MRI for some knee soreness. Britton later admitted that it had been there for a couple of years. However the results of that MRI boded well for Britton, although it’s unclear how long he might be sidelined – if at all.
Britton is on the current three-game road trip, in essence a series in Boston. Britton told the media that he’s had this soreness for the past two or three years, likening it back to the turf in Toronto in 2014 (quote courtesy of Roch Kubatko, MASNsports):
Gosh, I probably had it since like 2014,” Britton said. “I got my cleats stuck one time in Toronto on their turf and it’s something that was kind of bothering me. I think I pitched through it the last three or four years. So, (Dr. Michael Jacobs) kind of wants me to get it checked out.
The aforementioned series with Boston begins tonight at Fenway Park. Jeremy Hellickson gets the start for the Birds, and he’ll be opposed by Boston’s Rick Porcello. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.