Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Zach Britton, 2011 Topps Diamond #418

Zach Britton was nearly as brilliant today as this highly reflective card bearing his likeness. In the flesh, the young lefthander overcame some fitful early innings to earn the win as the Orioles beat the White Sox 5-3. Zach struck out a career-high 10 batters in 8 innings and walked none, and retired 18 of the last 20 men he faced. The O's are starting to get some mileage out of their rotation, and as a result are heading into New York just three games behind the Yankees for the American League East lead. The best-case scenario would have the Birds and Yanks tied atop the division on Labor Day. Yes, really.

Speaking of the holiday, I'm heading out of town for a long weekend with my girlfriend. I've scheduled a post for tomorrow, but I will go dark on Saturday and Sunday. It'll give you a chance to watch the O's take over Yankee Stadium or enjoy the companionship of friends and family or something. See you Monday night!

1 comment:

Zach said...

"Go dark" -- nice use of a fairly obscure radio term!