Originally written on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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Yesterday, the Oriole lost to the Blue Jays, 9-3, in Grapefruit League action. Right now, with the start of the season about a week away, it still is yet to be seen what is happening with the starting rotation.

One potential member of it – albeit, a long shot at this point – Dana Eveland had a rocky day, allowing three runs in six innings. After the game, according to the Baltimore Sun, Eveland told the media that he did not envision making the starting rotation because “he was not stretched out enough”.

However, Buck Showalter says that Eveland is still in the hunt for a starting spot.

Another guy whose role is undefined – Alfredo Simon – struggled yesterday in his outing. He had not pitched March 18th due to a groin injury and allowed six runs in only two innings of work.

As it is, the pitching situation is very much still up in the air with the Orioles heading into Opening Day.

There’s still not been an Opening Day starter named, although I find that to be a very minor issue.

The starters have not been named for the rotation, which means that with a week left of exhibition play, Showalter is still evaluating the arms that he has on his staff. It looks like Jake Arrieta is going to be held back, Zach Britton is hurting and will start the season on the disabled list, and Tsuyoshi Wada has been struggling.

Meanwhile, Brad Bergesen and Armando Galarraga were sent to the minors; therefore, that leaves Tommy Hunter, Jake Arrieta (if healthy), Brian Matusz, Dana Eveland, Jason Hammel, Chris Tillman and Wei-Yin Chen left to battle for rotation spots.

To me, it doesn’t really matter who starts Opening Day or whatever. Showalter should get the five best starters in the rotation and they should do their best to keep the team competitive each night.

The Orioles – this season and beyond – will only go as far as their starting pitching takes them.

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