BLOG: Jake Arrieta
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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.