It took a few starts, but Alex Cobb has started doing what the Orioles expected him to. He's a ground-ball machine, is finding his swing-and-miss split-change, and is eating innings.
Now, it's time for the rest of the team to catch up to him.
Cobb was a hard-luck loser on Sunday in the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics as an infield defense that simply hasn't stood up to the challenge of pitching in front of a ground-ball pitcher like him made life difficult throughout.
He puts all the bad that happened to him both in his first three starts of the season, when he was still trying to find his stuff after signing in the final week of spring training and now two...