Orioles pitching prospect Jake Arrieta gave up just two singles and struck out seven batters over six shutout innings today in his Olympic debut against China. Team USA scored an easy 9-1 victory.
Arrieta, who was 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 20 starts for Frederick before joining the Olympic squad, had made only one other competitive appearance. He gave up three runs over three innings against Canada in an pre-Olympic matchup on Aug. 4 in Durham, NC.
Here's the game summary from the official Beijing Games Web site.
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