How Have Former Baltimore Orioles Fared With New Teams?

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: Zach Britton #53 of the New York Yankees talks with pitching coach Larry Rothschild #58 after Britton pitched in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Zach Britton to the New York Yankees

Zach Britton’s time with the Yankees has not gone as well as his time with the Baltimore Orioles did in 2018.

Britton was establishing himself again as one of the top relievers in the game with the Orioles and had a 3.45 ERA with four saves in 16 games.

Then he was traded to the Yankees on July 24.

Starting with the next series against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees are 11-8 with Britton on the team.

Not bad, but a four-game sweep by the Boston Red Sox in there has allowed them to take complete control of the American League East. Those games have also come against bad teams except for Boston in the Royals, Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and now Tampa Bay Rays. No real contenders there.

Britton has pitched in eight of the 19 games over that span, with a 7.36 ERA in 7.1 innings pitched. He has allowed as many runs as he did all season for the Orioles and also shown an increased lack of control. His WHIP is up to 2.045, compared to 1.340 this year for Baltimore.

He has two wild pitches and two hit by pitches as well.

The Yankees have gone 4-4 in the games he has pitched in. He has come in to mop things up in two of those losses.

In one loss, he came in in the ninth against the Mets and left up a run.

In another, he came in and earned a hold.

In the four wins, Britton has one hold and a blown save.

Britton has allowed runs in four of his eight outings, after only allowing runs in two of his 16 outings for the Birds this season.

The former Birds closer has struggled in pinstripes, and while most Oriole fans likely feel bad for Zach, they won’t show any remorse if he continues to hurt the Yankees.

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