Orioles rank fourth in AL East in starting pitchers' innings and ERA

Throughout this season, the amount of innings, or at times, the lack of innings, Orioles starters are pitching right now has been an issue.

Here is a look at the average innings per start by each team in the AL East:
6.24 - Tampa Bay
6.13 - Boston
6.00 - New York
5.54 - Orioles
5.40 - Toronto

How they rank in starting pitchers' ERA:
2.53 - Boston, first in AL
3.44 - New York, fifth in AL
3.77 - Tampa Bay, sixth in AL
4.97 - Orioles, 10th in AL
5.61 - Toronto, 13th in AL

How many times O's starters have gone six innings or more:
4 - Jason Hammel
3 - Wei-Yin Chen
2 - Miguel Gonzalez
0 - Jake Arrieta and Chris Tillman

Win-loss record when they start:
3-1 - Hammel and Arrieta
2-1 - Gonzalez
1-2 - Tillman
1-3 - Chen

The quality start stat is one that I look at sometimes. It can tell us if a pitcher keeps his team in the game and gets at least through the sixth inning. The Orioles' front of the rotation - Hammel, Chen and Gonzalez - has combined for seven quality starts in 11 outings this season. The O's are 0-for-7 when Arrieta or Tillman has started.

It's Tillman's turn tonight here at the Yard.

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