On Tuesday night, the Orioles dropped their fourth game in a row as they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-6.
With the loss, Baltimore has lost three straight series; however, they are still tied for first place in the American League East with the Tampa Bay Rays at 29-21. Once again, the Orioles got a shaky start from a pitcher – this time, Jake Arrieta – and much like Tommy Hunter, the previous night, he struggled.
Overall, Arrieta got hit hard by the Jays, particularly in the third and fifth innings. He gave up seven runs – six earned – on six hits in only 4 1/3 innings pitched. I would consider Arrieta one of the more talented pitchers on the roster, and he’s got “good stuff”; however, none of that matters if you can’t make your pitches to put guys away. His record is now 2-6 on the year.
He was not keeping the ball low in the zone, and a team like Toronto who likes to swing at the ball and kill it did just that on Tuesday. I’m sure Arrieta will get every chance to succeed, bu...