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Pitcher Chris Tillman struggled in his 2013 season debut against the Minnesota Twins.
Although their pitching has not been awful this season, the Orioles have still struggled on the mound. As with most pitching staffs, the success of the bullpen is partially dependent on the success of the starters, and the Orioles will start two pitchers who are in need of a bounce =0back outing against the Red Sox.
Manager Buck Showalter has made the decision to skip Miguel Gonzalez's scheduled start against the Red Sox on Wednesday and instead will send Jake Arrieta to the mound.
Arrieta struggled in last Friday's matchup against the Minnesota Twins. The fourth-year pro pitched five innings for the Orioles, allowing seven hits and five earned runs. While he was able to limit himself to just two walks while striking out five, Arrieta's pitches were clearly not working for him.
Similarly to Arrieta, Chris Tillman also struggled in his 2013 debut against the Twins.
Tillman also allowed seven hits and five earned runs to the Twins in last Saturday's game, but the Twins got to him much faster, bouncing the starter after just 3.2 innings of work. Tillman struggled with his command in his brief outing, walking four batters and giving up a two-run homer to Chris Parmelee before being pulled.
Against a tough Red Sox lineup, both pitchers will look to bounce back from their previous starts and post their first quality start of the season.