Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles
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While the coaching staff ponders the mystery of Jake Arrieta (pictured) and his apparent inability to command any of his pitches when there are runners on base, let's take a look at the bigger picture. Jason Hammel, the most dependable pitcher in the rotation, allowed four home runs to the Toronto Blue Jays after allowing just three total in all of his other starts. Wei-Yin Chen gave up five runs in the first inning of Friday night's matchup against Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. And Brian Matusz provided the only highlight with a terrific performance against the Rays on Saturday that kept the Orioles from going winless for the week. Take his outing out of this week and the rest of the rotation was 0-5 with an 8.88 ERA.