Orioles closer Zach Britton has reached “So good you’re loath to talk about him, lest you jinx him” territory. He’s been part of one of the game’s best and deepest bullpens, and even if it’s a subjective distinction, he was picked to finish off the All-Star game out of a loaded batch of relievers.
Seemingly everywhere you look, there’s a new way to quantify just how dominant Britton has been. Another month of this will probably start up the Cy Young talk in earnest. Until then, this week’s five Orioles stats that stand out dive inside Britton’s unbelievable pace, and what it could mean if he keeps it up.