Bits: Arrieta latest Oriole with solid start
April, 5, 2011
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta permitted one run in six innings Monday, striking out three in beating the Detroit Tigers. Arrieta struggled as a rookie, with a high ERA and WHIP and low strikeout rate, and like teammates Zach Britton and Chris Tillman in recent days, he also delivered a quality start for the unbeaten Orioles; but fantasy owners should wait to see more before acting.
Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy permitted one run over six strong innings Monday, striking out seven. A late bloomer with strikeout potential, Beachy's rotation spot seems secure, even with more-heralded lefty Mike Minor ready to emerge. Minor is scheduled to start Wednesday in place of Jair Jurrjens, but there's no word if he will receive more starts afterward.