Bundy (7-5) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.0 innings Saturday against the Yankees. He struck out six. The 23-year-old has pitched very well in August (3.10 ERA) outside of an understandably tough matchup against Boston and this rough start against the Yankees. Bundy continues to post a solid strikeout rate (8.22 K/9) even after transitioning to the starting rotation, and seems to be generally rounding into the form many considered he had as a starting pitcher phenom. Hopefully the young righty learned from this outing, since he faces the Yankees again in his next scheduled start Friday, this time at home in Baltimore.
Bundy (7-4) was back on his game on Monday, holding the Nationals to two runs over six innings. He gave up three hits, walked four, and struck out four. Bundy rebounded nicely from a rough start to stymie the Nationals on Monday, giving him his fourth win in his last five tries. The four walks were a season-high for Bundy, but he was still able to limit the damage. The young righty has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, finally cashing in on the promise he's shown for so many years. His next start will come Saturday against the Yankees.
Bundy (6-4) pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out two in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox. The 23-year-old's streak of five solid outing (4-1 with a 1.84 ERA during that stretch) came to a screeching half Tuesday. Bundy surrendered a season high in runs and hits while notching the lowest strikeout total for any of his seven starts this season. Considering how he's pitched so far, the right-hander is deserving of at least one free pass -- especially considering this one was against the league's top offense. Bundy will look to get back on track in his next start Monday against the Nationals.
Bundy's next start has been moved up to Wednesday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports. He was scheduled to take the ball Thursday against the Astros, but Wednesday's scheduled starter, Chris Tillman, will be moved back to Saturday due to shoulder discomfort. It would be nice for Bundy to get an extra day of rest whenever possible, given his lack of major workloads in recent seasons, but that won't be possible this time around. He will be facing a slightly more intimidating offense in the Red Sox instead of the Astros, although Bundy's 2.76 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 32.2 innings as a starter make him a must start in most formats.
Bundy improved to 6-3 with Friday's win over the Giants, allowing just one run with three strikeouts and two walks across 5.2 innings. Bundy was extremely effective in terms of limiting baserunners, as the only run against him came on a two-out double in the third inning when he was already staked to a four-run lead. Bundy has been effective of late, as he has won three consecutive starts, posting a 1.45 ERA and a strong 19:4 K:BB ratio in the process. He will have the opportunity to keep it rolling Thursday at Houston.