Britton continues to impress
Touted lefty Zach Britton continues to knock on the door in Baltimore, tossing a dominant outing for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday night. Britton pitched 7 13/3 scoreless innings to earn his first victory for the Tides against a Columbus Clippers team that entered the contest as the top-hitting team in the International League with a .289 team batting average.
The 22-year-old Britton, who was making his first appearance since throwing a scoreless inning in the MLB Futures Game on Sunday, limited Columbus to just five hits and picked up three strikeouts.
Over his last 10 starts between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk, Britton is now 6-1 with a 1.11 ERA. He has allowed eight earned runs in 64 2/3 innings in that span.