Eaton goes four
Rotation candidate Adam Eaton pitched four innings against the Cardinals today in a performance that mirrored his first exhibition start as an Oriole, except for being one inning longer.
Eaton gave up two runs (one earned) in the first inning and then settled down. He needed some help from his defense, but he retired the final eight batters he faced.
His line: 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 W 2 K.
He has given up three earned runs on seven hits over seven innings in his two appearances, both of which against the Cardinals. He hasn't been overwhelming, but with the Orioles pitching situation in such disarray, he has probably been good enough to project as the No. 3 starter.