The man is among MLB’s leaders in victories, but outside of Baltimore, I don’t think anyone is aware. Jake Arrieta won again last night, running his season record to 9-4 with a 4.50 ERA. Arrieta is a perfect example of its not necessarily how well you pitch, but when you pitch. He’s been far from lights out. Last night for example, he was spotted a 5-0 lead in Pittsburgh before he stepped on the mound. He won, but could only give the Orioles five innings. Too much nibbling in my opinion. Jake Arrieta is a good young pitcher. The good news for Buck Showalter and Orioles fans is he can be much, much better.
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 30: Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta #57 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals on July 30, 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)