With this crappy pitching in relief lately, when does the front office remember that Jake Arrieta exists. While the O’s lost in horrible fashion due to their bullpen late Saturday night, Arrieta was busy getting his 2nd win of the season with the Tides, now 2-0. The man now has a league best 0.36 ERA, allowing only 1 run in 25 innings of work. He struck out 11 tonight in seven inning of no run ball, and has 23 Ks on the year in his 3 starts overall.
I know he is being brought up slowly and this and that… The O’s had no problem rushing Tillman up and then later Matusz, so what’s wrong with trying Arrieta. Maybe for that 5th rotation spot if Bergesen’s outing later today is a mess? Or even a bullpen role so there is a guy who the team can trust on the mound late in games?
All I know is that the man looks like he is more than ready, and we are wasting our time in my opinion by sitting around now waiting for his next 7 inning 10 K 0 ER stint in the minor leagues.