Doesn't look like Jake Arrieta is going to remember his start against the Tampa Bay Rays fondly. He allowed three hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to young superstar Evan Longoria and a double to Carlos Pena. The inning ended on a long fly ball by B.J. Upton.
Maybe I spoke too soon. Arrieta settled down in the second inning to retire the side in order and got through the top of the Rays order in the third without much trouble. He has collected himself very well and turned this into a decent performance, which has got to be a big plus in the eyes of the major league coaching staff.