Baltimore Orioles: Top 7 Players in the Month of July

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Jun 25, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (32) celebrates with pitcher Zach Britton (53) after defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-6 at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

#3 — Zach Britton

Britton is the one returning name from the top seven of June, where he was seventh. It is fine with me if he makes the list every month. Britton pitches in critical situations and most often in games where the Orioles have the lead. We want him to especially be good.

Britton appeared in nine games in July. And his ERA was 1.08 – giving up only that single insignificant home run the other night.

Batters hit .111 against him in July. For the season they are batting .204 and his ERA is 1.71.

This is the sort of closer that teams covet. It is great when a club has such a player. Everyone has a “designated closer” that they go to in order to preserve leads. But few are true closers who can be counted upon. It is a great asset in the modern game. May Britton pitch for a long time with the Orioles!

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