Surely, I will jinx them by writing this once again, but the Delmarva Shorebirds are getting good starting pitching again tonight, so far.
Righty Bobby Bundy has put up four scoreless this evening vs. West Virginia. Delmarva starting pitchers have now allowed just 3 ER over 63 2/3 innings over the last 11 games. In his last start, Bundy gave up just two hits and two runs that were unearned over six frames.
Meanwhile, Zach Britton is making his third Triple-A start for Norfolk tonight. He is 0-1, 2.53 over the first two outings there. Over his last nine starts, between Bowie and Norfolk, Britton is 5-1, 1.26 and that doesn't count his scoreless inning he pitched in the Futures Game.
Britton has thrown three scoreless innings tonight on 35 pitches vs. Columbus.
Britton has allowed just four homers on the year over 97 2/3 innings.
Meanwhile, Matt Angle is 1 for 2 tonight and he is 16 for 34 (.471) over his last nine games with six steals and six multi-hit contests.
Tomorrow morning, I will publish some quotes from Andy MacPhail from his "state of the O's" address today with Orioles season-ticket holders.