Each week, Around the Horn takes a quick look at who's hot and who's not around the Orioles clubhouse.
Chris Ray is quickly making Orioles fans forget about departed closer B.J. Ryan. The 24-year-old right hander is four-for-four in save chances and has retired 16 of 18 batters faced.
Ramon Hernandez quickly endeared himself to Orioles fans with his arm, leadership, and bat. To boot, his first Orioles home run was walk-off shot which completed a rally from down 4-0.
Erik Bedard is looking to pick up where he left off last season. He's already off to a quick start with a 3-0 record and a 2.25 ERA. Bedard started last season 5-1 record and a 2.08 ERA.
Jay Gibbons opened the season with a 10-game hitting streak. The security of a new contract and an offseason marriage must have Gibbons feeling comfortable and put together.
Daniel Cabrera opened the season by walking 16 batters in two starts, where he lasted just six and a third innings. Cabrera has walked at least one batter in 57 of his 58 career starts.
Issue 1.1: April 27, 2006