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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 LHB|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||2|
|vs RHB|| 4.1||0||0|| 2.08||0||0||6|
|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 throws perfect ninth to collect fourth save
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(7:38 pm ET) Orioles closer Zach Britton pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out two, Saturday against the Red Sox to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Orioles' Zach Britton strikes out two in save Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton allowed one hit and one walk Wednesday but pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two to earn his third save in his team's 7-5 win over the Yankees.
Britton was able to strike out the leadoff batter Wednesday before giving up a one-out double. After another strikeout, a two-out walk brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate, but Britton was able to retire the batter to end the game. It was his second appearance in as many nights after recording a four-out save Tuesday.
"He's fine. He only threw 12 pitches yesterday," manager Buck Showalter said after the game, per masnsports.com. "I thought he was pretty sharp again tonight. He was using his breaking ball more, which gives him another weapon.
Britton has posted a 1.69 ERA and 8:1 K:BB ratio in 5 1/3 innings.
Zach Britton gets four-out save for Orioles
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his second save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.
Britton entered with the tying run on second base in the eighth inning and escaped the jam. He then retired the side in order in the ninth for a four-out save. He retired Alex Rodriguez for the final out.
"I knew that was probably going to be the situation," he said, per MASN Sports. "Just focus on making good pitches."
Britton lowered his ERA to 2.08 on the season.
Orioles' Zach Britton allows run in non-save situation
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton pitched the ninth inning of a 7-1 win over Toronto. Britton gave up a run in the non-save situation, allowing a leadoff double and a two-out RBI single. He struck out one and threw 11 of 15 pitches for strikes.
The outing brought Britton's ERA to 3.00 for the year.
Orioles' Zach Britton strikes out three for first save of the year
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/7/15) Orioles closer Zach Britton tossed one perfect inning Tuesday, striking out all three batters he faced to earn his first save of the season in Baltimore's 5-4 win over the Rays.
"The amount of movement he gets on a fastball, it's like a cartoon. It's like a video game. It's crazy," Kevin Gausman said of Britton after the game, per MASN Sports.
Britton labored through the at-bats a bit, needing 23 pitches to dispatch of Tim Beckham, Kevin Kiermaier and Brandon Guyer in the ninth. He was 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA and five saves against the Rays in his career coming into the game.
He begins the year with a perfect 0.00 ERA.
|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|
|4/19/15||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Rick Porcello|
|4/20/15||@ BOS||11:05 am||Justin Masterson|
|4/21/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|4/22/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Aaron Sanchez|
|4/23/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Drew Hutchison|
|4/24/15||BOS||7:05 pm||Rick Porcello|
|4/25/15||BOS||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
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