BALTIMORE – Buck Showalter warned Baltimore Orioles fans that the team's strong finish last season would not guarantee success this season.
And yet, the Orioles have picked up where they left off in 2010.
Baltimore is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1997, the last year the team had a winning record. After 13 straight losing seasons, the Orioles can't help but get excited about their early success.
Pitcher Jake Arrieta says it's fun to be a part of the team right now, and he's optimistic that Baltimore can remain competitive in the tough AL East.
The biggest reason for Baltimore's impressive start is a young, makeshift starting rotation. Orioles starters have an 0.69 ERA this season, and Baltimore has allowed only one run in each game.