First of all, I love the fact that the Orioles are having a good season. I've wanted this to happen for years. The Orioles are probably my third-favorite team, behind the Phillies and Yankees. My dad's close friend is a big O's fan, so we go to games whenever we can. They're a fun team to watch, and a lot of their players (such as Wieters, Jones and Markakis) are really good.
The one thing the Orioles never really had, after Erik Bedard left anyway, is pitching. Sure, they'd have Jeremy Guthrie or George Sherill for a few years, but aside from that, the youngsters kept getting picked off the plate. From Radhames Liz to David Hernandez to Jake Arrieta, none of the up and coming Orioles rookies made it. Hell, last year I thought the man above would sail out like his predecessors.
Thankfully he didn't. He's currently the Orioles' top ace.
He seems like a durable pitcher, and he's been having a great season. And being that he has a few young arms along with him this year (plus recently signed Jamie Moyer), it's likely that he'll finish out the season strong, like the rest of the team.
Coming Tomorrow- A personal sentimental favorite, playing on the team that made him a personal sentimental favorite.