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Dylan Bundy extends hitless innings streak to 13

Apr 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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Orioles’ prospect Dylan Bundy had been given three, three-inning starts to begin the season in low-A Delmarva, and he hadn’t allowed a hit. So last night they gave him four innings. And he still hasn’t allowed a hit.  Not a bad way to begin a professional career.

He struck out six, needing only 44 pitches to do so. As usual he sat in the high-90s. He also flashed his high-80s changeup. It all sounds so very Strasburgian, yes?

I know the O’s want to be careful with Bundy and don’t want to move him a long too quickly, but I think it may be time to investigate high-A ball. Because, really, at some point he’s gonna have to see what it feels like to pitch out of the stretch, ya know?

  1. l0yalr0yal - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    How does this match up with Pujols’ hitless innings streak?

  2. bmorelikeme - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Well Craig he did walk that one guy that one time, so he has some stretch experience.

    Just to recap his professional stat line: 13 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 21 K

    Decent I suppose.

    • dowhatifeellike - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      buh. na. nuhs.

  3. jwbiii - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Just knockin’ ’em down in the city. He’ll get opportunities in larger cities fairly soon.

  4. seeinred87 - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    There isn’t much that’s more fun for me to watch than fireballing strikeout artists. Can’t wait to actually see this kid.

  5. garylanglais - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    For all the fanfare the Nationals have received, and deservedly so, with the Strasburg/Harper combo from back-to-back drafts…don’t sleep on the Orioles and their Machado/Bundy combo on back-to-back drafts.

    Fun, little battle to watch develop in the Baltimore/DC area that doesn’t involve MASN.

    • natstowngreg - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      Indeed. MASN tries to make this into some big rivalry (The Battle of the Beltways) and having the teams’ announcers work together during the home-and-home series. However, for it to be a rivalry, both teams need to be good. The Nats are getting there, the Orioles are a ways away.

      Strasburg and Harper may have been considered once-in-a-generation prospects, but the prospect hounds at Baseball America and elsewhere are pretty high on Machado and Bundy. So the Orioles have hope. Unless, of course, Angelos finds another way to screw it up.

  6. hushbrother - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    You know what his nickname has got to be, right? King Kong.

    • Gobias Industries - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      Does have a better ring to it than “American Serial Killer, Rapist, Kidnapper, and Necrophile Who Assaulted and Murdered Numerous Young Women During the 1970s.”

      Plus when he strikes a batter out, we can call it a “Splash”.

  7. mvpolamalu - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Why do my pirates always miss the good prospects?

  8. randomdigits - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    He is in Delmarva so they can have a 6 man staff and he can have two bullpens between starts. They are using the extra bullpen to work on his change up.

    I don’t think the kids at High A are going to be much better equipped to deal with him.

    I don’t think he gets challenged till this summer in Bowie.

    • jwbiii - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:17 PM

      I make a 30 year old obscure Pop cultural reference and you reference the producer of said song and make it work. You win.

  9. prosourcetalk - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    @mvpolamalu – Yes, too bad Bundy wasn’t available and the Bucs had to settle for drafting Gerrit Cole #1 overall, what a shame

    • randomdigits - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      No way a 6 foot tall right handed high school pitcher with workload concerns goes #1. Too much chance for second guessing if he fails.

  10. genericcommenter - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Nice. I hope he turns out a lot better than Matt Riley ( and I expect he will).

  11. fellspointbird - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    It would certainly be a great story if Dylan makes it to AA Bowie this summer and gets to pitch in the same rotation as his brother.

    • randomdigits - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      That would be a good story. A great story will be if his brother is good enough to pitch with him in Baltimore.

      • jwbiii - Apr 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

        Phil and Joe Niekro
        Gaylord and Jim Perry
        Dizzy and Paul Dean

        Know of other pitcher teammates/brothers?

      • jwbiii - Apr 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM

        Rick and Paul Reuschel

  12. Charles Gates - Apr 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Why isn’t anyone talking about how terrible that red dress shirt looks and how much more terrible it’ll look under the white and orange O’s jersey. Kid lacks something.

  13. btwicey - Apr 25, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Low A or not this kid has every making of an absolute star. The most impressive thing about him IMO is his attitude and mental game.

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