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O’Day is a pleasant All-Star surprise

Darren O'Day

It is no surprise Adam Jones, Zach Britton and Manny Machado were selected to be on the American League All-Star roster, but it is great to see set-up man Darren O’Day get selected as well.

Middle relief pitchers rarely ever get the recognition|but leave it to Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to honor those guys that have been so key to his team’s success the past two seasons.

Yost picked two of his own setup men to be in the All-Star games, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera, but picked O’Day as a third non-closer or starter to be on the team.

O’Day has been incredible for the Orioles the past four years and this year has an astonishing 1.14 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched. When he gets in the game, it’s nearly assured to be a shutout inning for the Orioles.

O’Day and Britton were each named to their first All-Star games. Machado earned his second nod and Jones was named to his fifth and fourth-straight.

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