Here is a bunch of Red Sox raving about O's pitcher Zach Britton

April 27, 2011|By Matt Vensel

With last night's 4-1 victory over the Red Sox, Orioles starter Zach Britton became the first rookie in franchise history to win four games in April. The 23-year-old allowed one run and five hits in six innings of work, a performance that impressed the guys in the other dugout. Here are a few quotes from Red Sox players who were raving about Britton after last night's game:

Designated hitter David Ortiz: "He’s got good stuff. We don’t know the kid, so that makes it even worse. I’ve got to see more of him.”

Manager Terry Francona: “I can see why they like him. ... He’s got velocity, he’s got a really good sinker. Looks like he’s got some poise. He was impressive.”

Catcher Jason Varitek: “He threw some good changeups, and some good sliders in some situations. From watching at-bats, he had good change of plane on both his sinker and his changeup, a little life, a little movement inward toward the hitters.”

Outfielder J.D. Drew: “I felt like I saw the ball good off him but he’s got a nice young arm and he throws the ball well.”

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