Let’s all try and ignore Zach Britton’s performance in the Bronx and focus on some good news that occurred down on the farm.
Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy delivered arguably his best start as a pro and easily his best with the Frederick Keys in High-A. 6 2/3 innings pitched was a career high for Bundy. He gave up just two hits, an unearned run, two walks and fanned eight.
But that still isn’t good enough for the Orioles future ace. “I was pleased, I was a little frustrated not getting the last out of the seventh,” Bundy said to Robert Amrich of MiLB.com, downplaying his awesomeness. “But pitch count is pitch count. Definitely not my best pro start. I’ve definitely had some more quality starts. I’m not a big fan of walks, let’s just put it that way.”
Orioles GM Dan Duquette was in attendance for Bundy’s performance, which leads me to believe the Orioles have to be looking to promote him to Double-A Bowie soon. Either that or they are preparing to use Bundy in the Orioles one-game wild card match up.
Bundy is 5-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 3.73 K/BB ratio in 10 starts in the Carolina league. I predict he will finish his 2012 season with the Baysox.