FREDERICK, Md. - When Jimmy Key lost his last outing for the Baltimore Orioles, he didn't expect to get his next win two months later in a Class A game in Frederick.
But the Orioles southpaw, in what he hopes will be his only rehabilitative assignment, pitched six strong innings for the Frederick Keys in a 13-4 win over the Salem Avalanche at Harry Grove Stadium Friday night.
Despite being on the disabled list for two months, Key was pleased that he allowed just two runs on four hits, with six strikeouts and two walks.
"I'm surprised it went so well," said Key. "It's been two months since I pitched. I'm satisfied with the way I kept the ball down most of the night. My location was pretty good, and (the Salem hitters) laid off some good pitches."