Orioles Flying High
The Orioles took no time in silencing doubters about their credibility this season. Their young rotation has performed excellently, allowing one of Baseball’s best bullpens to take control of the later portion of the game. Baltimore has not looked lost without 2016 staff ace Chris Tillman, who is still out for an undetermined time frame. Despite a new look rotation, their offense is about what it was last year, and the Jays felt the sting of the Mark Trumbo resigning day one. Despite a hot start to the season, the Offense was decidedly lacking from their early season form last year. For them to hang in with a tough division, they’ll need their offense to keep pace well into the season.
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The Orioles biggest question will still be how their new rotation holds up to the ongoing grind of a baseball season. They’ll need their rotation to continue to perform as admirably as they did this past week. If their rotation begins to falter, even their mighty bullpen won’t be able to reverse their fortunes to for too long.
The Orioles picked up where they left off last year, and to little surprise have been on fire since day one. Of course, it helps that Zach Britton finally got his call from the bullpen.