Orioles Josh Rogers Expectations in his Major League Debut

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - APRIL 08: The cap and glove of starting pitcher Chris Tillman
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - APRIL 08: The cap and glove of starting pitcher Chris Tillman /

Baltimore Orioles lefty pitcher Josh Rogers makes his Major League Debut tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

One of the Baltimore Orioles prized prospects in the Zach Britton trade is making his Major League debut tonight and his name is Josh Rogers. It’s going to be an exciting night in Baltimore.

We don’t expect Rogers to completely dominate but seeing this lefty get his first crack in the majors is a great sight to see, especially with the rebuild happening for the Baltimore Orioles.

Let’s just hope he shows the Orioles organization a glimpse of hope for the future and a reason to be optimistic down the road.

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Buck Showalter is used to having at least one left-handed pitcher in the rotation, but that hasn’t happened until now. Josh Rogers will be the Orioles first lefty starter all season and it’s almost September.

Let’s just hope Rogers can go six innings tonight and limit Kendrys Morales from starting another home run streak. Triple-A isn’t quite the same as the big leagues, but Rogers was putting up some good stats in five starts in Norfolk.

His 2.08 ERA in five starts is what has me excited to watch his start tonight. Thank you for VPN’s since I don’t have cable TV anymore. If Rogers can put up the numbers he had in Norfolk, then he will be the future ace of the Orioles pitching staff.

Here’s to hoping Buck Showalter calls up every other decent pitching prospect in September so we can see who might be the candidates to fill out the rotation for 2019.

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I’m sure the majority of fans don’t like this rebuild, but I’m looking forward to seeing who will be the ones that make this roster into a perennial contender. It would be great to see the Orioles finally be able to grow talent from their minor league system instead of going out and overpaying for pitchers.