Posted 05/06/2011 at 03:52 PM
I’m torn between the Orioles and Rays today just because two of my favorite pitchers are going at it. Zach Britton has been brilliant all season going 5-1, but how can you go against James Shields who has looked like one of the best in baseball over his last three starts. Unlike Britton, Shields goes the distance and pitches at his best in tough situations. Two complete games, going eight innings in another and only allowing two runs. That is Cy Young stuff!...................................
I laid off the game just because I’d rather see how the O’s respond against such a great pitcher. I firmly believe that Baltimore thinks they’re the best team in baseball when they lineup behind Britton. So I’ll just watch it all unfold and use everything witnessed for the next game. My lean would be strongly towards the Rays, but I’m not betting it.