Brad Bergesen

Orioles notes: Showalter wants to 'have a long memory' with Givens after blown save

Orioles notes: Showalter wants to 'have a long memory' with Givens after blown save

Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn’t so much interested in declaring a closer for a team that barely gets more than one or two save opportunities in a week, instead focusing on the idea that the likes of Mychal Givens need to finish this year off strong.

“I’m trying to have everybody finish healthy, and keep in mind their background,” Showalter said. “Mike has had a couple good years. This year, he’s trying to finish strong. I try to keep that in mind, and have a long memory.”

Givens, one of the game’s best setup men before this season, had a 2.75 ERA over the first three years of his major league career, striking out 10.9 batters per nine...

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