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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||70.00||3.00||3.00||43.00||1.93||1.01||61.00||23.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 3.1||0||0|| 0.00||2||1||7|
|vs LHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||2||5|
|vs RHB|| 15.1||0||0|| 2.93||0||1||19|
|12/26/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL||Henry Owens, SP BOS|
|12/26/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Martin Prado, 3B MIA
|12/25/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Jason Grilli, RP ATL|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles closer Zach Britton earns 13th save Thursday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Six appearances. Six saves. That has been how the last 11 days have gone for Orioles closer Zach Britton.
Britton nailed another one down Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader against the White Sox. He finished with a flourish, fanning pinch-hitter Alexei Ramirez.
He has pitched scoreless ball in 16 of his 19 games.
Orioles closer Zach Britton notches 12th save of the season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked a nearly perfect ninth inning on Wednesday in Baltimore's 5-4 win over the Astros, earning his 12th save of the season.
Britton got the first two outs of the inning without any issue, but allowed a double down the line to Jose Altuve. Then, Preston Tucker hit a shot to left field, but Travis Snider made a fantastic catch to finish the game. Britton lowered his ERA to 2.45 in 18 1/3 innings of work this season.
Orioles' Zach Britton earns 11th save Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 11th save on Monday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros.
Britton struck out one while throwing just 10 pitches in the save. It's his fourth straight scoreless outing and his third without allowing a runner on base. He owns a 2.60 ERA and 23:3 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.
Orioles P Zach Britton picks up save against Mariners
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his ninth save of the season during Thursday afternoon's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
Britton entered the game in the top of the ninth inning and got two strikeouts and a groundout to seal the win for Baltimore.
After a poor performance on May 16 against the Angels, Britton has fared well in his last two save opportunities. However, it's the first time since a May 3 game against the Rays that he's gone a full inning or more without allowing a hit.
Orioles' Zach Britton picks up eighth save Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton gave up two hits on Sunday but was able to keep any runners from scoring to secure his eighth save in his team's 3-0 win over the Angels.
Britton had been off for several days when he took the mound in a nonsave situation Saturday and gave up three earned runs on four hits in one inning of work, and though he gave up a pair of two-out singles on Sunday, he fared much better in the save opportunity.
"If anything, I was just a little strong and that's kind of been an issue with me," Britton said of Saturday's outing, per MASNSports.com. "The more rest I get, the harder it is, especially right away. They were swinging the bats early, too. All the balls they hit well were balls that were up. It's just a matter of really making a conscious effort to throw the ball down.
"It's a frustrating outing because you know that you're getting your work in, but at the same time I don't want to give up hits and I don't want to give up runs. I want to keep the game close for our offense. It was a little frustrating that I couldn't get the ball down right away.
"Once we get on a roll, the opportunities will be there. Last year, I felt like I was in the game a lot. I haven't had that yet this year. Sometimes that helps, but if anything, I think you learn that you've got to stay focused. I know when I'm not getting a lot of chances, there are things I've got to focus on when I go out there. I can't just go out there and go through the motions. I've got to make a conscious effort to get the ball down. That's big."
Britton has recorded eight saves in nine chances and owns a 3.00 ERA and 20:3 K:BB ratio in 15 innings.
|2014 summary: Starting hadn't worked out so well for Zach Britton, so the Orioles gave him a try in the bullpen coming out of spring training. A month and a half later, Britton got a shot at closing after Tommy Hunter struggled in the role. Britton was brilliant, collecting 37 saves in 41 tries and finishing with a 1.65 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Despite a 14.0 percent swinging strike rate, Britton didn't dazzle as a strikeout pitcher, but contact resulted in a ground ball an astounding 76 percent of the time. From the time Britton recorded his first save on forward, only Aroldis Chapman and Greg Holland earned more Fantasy points among relief-eligible pitchers.
Playing time status: Look for Britton to serve as the Orioles' closer out of spring training, and there is no reason to think he'll give the job up at any point this season.
2015 outlook: Britton established himself as an elite closer last season, and while Holland and Craig Kimbrel should be taken before him, he should be one of the first six or seven closers taken off the board.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||TB||4:05 pm||Erasmo Ramirez|
|5/31/15||TB||1:35 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|6/1/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|6/2/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|6/3/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Lance McCullers|
|6/4/15||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|6/5/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Shaun Marcum|
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