April 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM
It wasn’t until mid-October -- well over a month after he left Salem, Va., for what he hoped would be the last time -- that Drake Britton was able to turn the proverbial corner and move on from a calamitous 2011 season.
The struggles that began on the first day of the season continued, mostly uninterrupted, all the way through a campaign that simply baffled the 22-year-old lefty. Sapped of all his confidence, Britton would take the hill for High-A Salem every fifth day and wait for something bad to happen. If he remained in the game long enough, it usually did.