Orioles rookie left-hander
If you're into flashy, Chen can't do much for you. Even on a day in which his 12 strikeouts Sunday broke
Asked after the game if he considered himself a strikeout pitcher, he calmly said through interpreter Tim Lin, "I really [need to] lower my pitch count to win the game."
And after Chen won just his second decision in his past six, teammates and coaches talked about the quiet competitiveness of the 27-year-old rookie.
“He's handled himself well and he's been consistent for the most part,” Orioles manager
After watching starters try to be too fine with their control, it was refreshing to see Chen's aggressiveness to throw strikes. It was important to see his confidence in his fastball and his ability to locate it where he wanted. And it was key to see Chen able to throw his change-up and slider early and late in the counts.
And while Showalter was hesitant to put the No. 1 pitcher tag on Chen, especially while right-hander