Brad Brach RP BAL 3 weeks ago

Brach picked up a save in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay, allowing no runs in 1.1 innings pitched.

You certainly shouldn't expect Brach to pick up more saves anytime soon, he just came into special circumstances. Miguel Gonzalez had allowed two runners on with a four-run lead in the eighth inning, which forced Buck Showalter to bring in Brach as a fresh arm then keep him in for the ninth.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 month ago

Brach gave up two runs on five hits over two innings while striking out three in relief against the Jays on Friday.

He entered with the bases loaded in the top of fourth inning, and all three runners came around to score. Fortunately for those attempting to squeeze holds from Brach, those runs counted against starter Bud Norris. Still, that he was used in the fourth and fifth inning of a blowout suggests that he's currently a couple of chairs away from the closer role should anything happen to Zach Britton.

Brad Brach RP BAL 3 months ago

Brach should take on a more significant role in the bullpen in 2015, according to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com.

Brach split his season between the Orioles and Triple-A in 2014, but he broke through with a 7-1 record, a 3.18 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while throwing his fastball over 93 MPH. His numbers should translate well if he gets a full season with the big league team. Brach's role is as a crucial middle reliever who can enter tight games in the sixth or seventh inning. That is why he racked up his seven wins. However, the team likely places him as the fourth or fifth option for closing duties, and that is enough to ruin his fantasy value.

Brad Brach RP BAL 8 months ago

Brach threw one inning and allowed an unearned run while taking the loss Saturday against the Rays.

An error put a runner on in the top of the ninth and the Rays worked the winning run around without a hit. Brach was believed to be unavailable Friday after he allowed four runs while retiring two batters in a meltdown Thursday.

Brad Brach RP BAL 9 months ago

Brach struck out a pair and allowed three baserunners while finishing Saturday's win over St. Louis.

It was a non-save situation for Brach, and he created something of a mess before getting out of the frame unscathed. Most of his value to the Orioles at the present time comes from his ability to work multiple innings when needed.

Brad Brach RP BAL 11 months ago

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll replace Kevin Gausman on the active roster and will provide some depth for the bullpen. Brach owns a 5.40 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings with the Orioles this season.

Brad Brach RP BAL 11 months ago

Orioles optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk.

Josh Stinson will replace him on the active roster. It's not surprising to see Brach go, as he threw 58 pitches over two innings in relief of Ubaldo Jimenez on Sunday.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

Brach has allowed three runs over 1 2/3 innings while up with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Orioles optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk.

Brach allowed three runs over 1 2/3 innings while up with the big club. He'll get another shot later this season.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's replacing Evan Meek in the Orioles' bullpen. Brach posted a 4.85 ERA but struck out a whopping 26 over his first 13 relief innings for Norfolk.