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100 pitches in 6 IP though...

I'm all for Tillman or Arrieta taking Hernandez's rotaation spot, but I'd expect Arrieta to have the same struggles going deep into games as Hernandez.

But 66% for strikes...only 2 walks and 4 hits...K'ed 7 and a 7:3 GO/FO.
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100 pitches in 6 IP though...

I'm all for Tillman or Arrieta taking Hernandez's rotaation spot, but I'd expect Arrieta to have the same struggles going deep into games as Hernandez.

I agree that both Arrieta and Hernandez will have trouble going deep in to games this season, but I think Arrieta's problem will mainly be pitch efficiency while Hernandez' problem will be a lack of arsenal and command of his secondaries to get through a rotation multiple times.

I'd like to see what Arrieta can do in the big league rotation if Hernandez has another bad start.

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But 66% for strikes...only 2 walks and 4 hits...K'ed 7 and a 7:3 GO/FO.

It is interesting though that even with good stats, and not many baserunners, he still has to throw so many pitches. I do think he's going to have trouble going 6 innings regularly in the majors.

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I think Arrieta is more ready than Tillman. Arrieta has been pretty consistent. Hasn't really had a terrible start yet whereas Tillman has had some great starts and 3-4 pretty bad ones. Arrieta has also done a better job of keeping the ball down. I'd bring up Arrieta 1st.

This a very good point...but Tillman is only in the minors because of mechanics.

But still, you are right that Arrieta has been better.

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Minor issue, but Arrieta's not on the 40-man roster. So a tie goes to Tillman. Also I'm sure the O's would like to wait another 10 days on Arrieta in any event for Super-2 reasons.

Viola and Lebron could be DFA'ed. Jim Johnson can be recalled and 60 Day DL'ed if he is out for the season. You could also argue that Castillo, Hughes, and Florimon don't deserve to be on the roster.

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