a week into the 3rd month of the season, and this guy is still killing the O's. the mlb industry considers a quality start to be 6 inning with 3 or less earned runs.
in 13 starts, UJ has 3 that qualify as quality starts. there were 2 more in which he pitched 6 innings and gave up 4 earned runs. I'm a generous guy, so I'll credit him with 5 QSs. that's still not good.
the interesting thing is that people say things like "if the team can just get to the 2nd half of the season, things will be ok, because that's when UJ will take off" one of the MASN dweebs actually said that after yesterday's game. it's almost a direct quote. I can dismiss their comments, because I understand that King Pete makes them say that stuff. but some fans seem to be under the impression that it's a forgone conclusion that he's going to turn it on after the AS break. I hear people talk about him as if he has a switch, and after the AS break, he flips it to "on".
I hope they're right. I hope I can look back on the 2014 season and say, "boy, I was wrong. I'm so glad they signed him to a long contract"