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Orioles morning observations on Mychal Givens' debut, Bud Norris' outing and more

Orioles morning observations on Mychal Givens' debut, Bud Norris' outing and more

The Orioles’ roster crunch might make rookie right-hander Mychal Givens’ first trip to the major leagues a short one. But if he is sent back to the minors Thursday, he leaves having made a strong impression in his one big league outing. Givens entered in the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 5-1 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night, jogging to the mound from the visiting bullpen of Fenway Park to the sound of the crowd singing Sweet Caroline. How’s that for atmosphere for a big league debut? “My heart was pounding a little bit, but after the first pitch, it went away,” Givens said. “I just wanted to treat it like any other game, but just...

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