Considering that Arrieta was the Orioles' Opening Day starter, and that the young man was supposed to step up and take on the role of being the club's ace this year, that's pretty pathetic.
It's getting to the point where Arrieta goes out there and even the fans expect him to get shelled. Heck, he may even expect that of himself right now.
I like Arrieta. He's got great stuff, and I honestly believe he can turn into a great pitcher. And because I like him so much, I want to see him go down to Triple-A.
Staying in the majors is doing him absolutely no good right now. Over the course of his last three outings, he's thrown 13 innings and given up a whopping 19 earned runs. During that time, his ERA has jumped from 4.72 to 6.32. Wow, just plain wow.