Friday, July 6, 2012

Arrieta Struggles and is optioned to minors after the game; The pitching starting must improve, or else...

It goes without saying that this four-game series over the weekend is monumental for the Baltimore Orioles, as it could help them stay in the thick of things in the American League East hunt.

Then again, if they do not at least split the series in California, it could send the Orioles into quite the tailspin and dangerously close to the .500 mark, plus to the basement of the division.

The Los Angeles Angels once again defeated the Baltimore Orioles this season, this time, by a score of 9-7, on the left coast. Well, the Orioles once again got another lackluster performance from a young pitcher – Jake Arrieta.

After the game, the Orioles sent another pitcher back to the minors for seasoning. Guess who it was: Jake Arrieta.

One could say that Arrieta perhaps has the best arsenal on the Baltimore Orioles when you look at all the starting pitchers; however, all that does not make a difference if you cannot be consistent on the mound.

Arrieta looked better in June; alas, when July rolled around, he was awful – again.

Well, I watched the game until the 4th inning, and the Orioles were up 4-3 on the Angels. Jake Arrieta looked a little shaky, but if the cards were played right, he might have been acceptable on the evening.

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