Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Arrieta Scratched From Start

Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta #34 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Last week I posted a story about how Jake Arrieta was going for his league leading 9th win of the season, and he got it, working 5 innings and allowing 3 runs in what eventually became an Orioles blowout win. However, the reason he was limited to just 5 innings was apparently due to a sore elbow, and that sore elbow is keeping him from starting tonight, which is his scheduled turn in the Orioles rotation. It doesn't appear to be too serious and he should start Saturday if things go as planned, but an elbow injury sidelined him to close out the 2010 season, so I'm sure both he and the Orioles are going to proceed with caution. Hopefully he can rebound with a solid start Saturday against the light hitting Braves and record his league-tying 10th win, at least until Roy Halladay pitches another complete game for the Phillies and their video-game filthy rotation. I know the chances are slim, but wouldn't it be great to have a Horned Frog in the All-Star game managed by Ron Washington?


Lyle Lanley said...

Are all of the Latino players still planning on boycotting the All-Star Game because Arizona is "racist"? Maybe that could be Arrieta's ticket.

shortnkerley's said...

Haha, maybe. However, all the awesome AL pitchers are Sabathia, Beckett, Verlander, Scherzer, Weaver, Shields, Wilson, Price, and Lester. I think that covers them all. All whites and blacks. But hey, if Felix Hernandez sits it out, there's our in!!!

Lyle Lanley said...

That's because pitching, like the SAT, is inherently biased.