Orioles to use opener for first time against Phillies

The Baltimore Orioles are going to use the “opener” for the first time in tomorrow’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The “opener” is a relief pitcher who specializes in getting the first outs in a game. Normally “openers” pitch one to two innings before turning the ball over to a long reliever. This form of strategy was primarily used by the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2018 season, but was introduced to other teams later in the year.

Paul Fry will make the start for Baltimore, as this new form of strategy is implemented in this team. The Orioles were opened to using the “opener” this year. In the midst of a major rebuild, the club has nothing to lose when trying out new concepts.

Tomorrow’s game will be at 1:05 PM in Clearwater, Florida.

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Jared Watson

I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm currently enrolled at Delaware Technical Community College in the Communications program studying to become a professional broadcaster.

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