Cobb tossed eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Pirates, allowing two hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Cobb was lights out in this one, completing six one-two-three innings and allowing just one man to pass first base. He was in line for the win when he departed prior to the ninth inning, but a pair of late runs charged to the bullpen rained on that parade. Regardless, this was Cobb's finest outing of the season and his ERA now sits at a respectable 3.73. The right-hander has thrown four consecutive quality starts heading into Sunday's matchup with the Orioles.
Cobb (6-5) allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Reds. He's now delivered three straight quality starts and seven on the year. Cobb threw 73 of 113 pitches for strikes, one start after tossing a season-high 116 pitches, but with two off days coming up for the Rays over the next week, the right-hander will get some extra rest before he takes the mound again Tuesday on the road against the Pirates.
Cobb allowed three runs -- just two earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out three batters during Thursday's loss to Detroit. He didn't factor into the decision. While limiting Detroit to two earned runs stands out, Cobb's underwhelming strikeout totals continue to limit his fantasy upside. In fact, with a 5-5 record, 4.17 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.3 K/9, the 29-year-old righty is barely moving the fantasy needle in any category. It isn't out of the question to just utilize Cobb against favorable opponents going forward. He projects to face the Reds at home in his next start.
Cobb will make his next start Thursday against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Cobb was originally scheduled to start Wednesday's contest against the Blue Jays, but he'll have his start pushed back a day in order to accommodate the arrival of Jacob Faria, who was recalled from Triple-A to fill in for Matt Andriese (hip) in the rotation. The 29-year-old, who currently owns a 4.29 ERA across 79.2 innings, will now match up against Jordan Zimmermann in the series opener.
Cobb (5-5) allowed one run on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five in Friday's 13-4 win over the A's. The Rays scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back, giving Cobb plenty of cushion and letting him pound the strike zone all night. He threw 65 of 96 pitches for strikes en route to just his fourth quality start of the year, bouncing back nicely from a disaster against the Mariners in his last outing. Cobb will next take the mound Wednesday on the road against the Blue Jays.
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