Straily (7-5) was touched up for four runs on nine hits and three walks across five innings of work in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. He also struck out seven batters. Things really could have been much worse, as Straily worked in and out of trouble all afternoon and managed to limit the damage in most instances. He also fired plenty of strikes (62 strikes, 31 balls), but ultimately it wasn't enough to get a victory as his ERA rose to 3.49. He'll look to improve things in a road start Tuesday against the Rangers.
Straily (thumb) will start Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Straily bruised his right thumb during an at-bat in his previous start last week, but after experiencing no issues during his bullpen session Monday, he shouldn't face any limitations in his return to the hill. The right-hander has been the ace of a porous Marlins rotation this season, submitting a 3.32 ERA and 1.07 while amassing 98 strikeouts in 108.1 innings.
Manager Don Mattingly said he expects Straily (thumb) to be ready to start Wednesday against the Phillies, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Straily got jammed up during an at-bat Friday, which resulted in a bruised right thumb and an early exit after 84 pitches, but he made it through his between-starts bullpen session unscathed. While the right-hander struck out 10 in his first start against the Phillies this season back on May 31, the strikeouts have been down lately, with Straily managing four or fewer in each of his last four outings.
Straily (7-4) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on eight hits while striking out one across five innings, but received a no-decision Friday against the Dodgers. Straily gave up a pair of solo homers, but was able to keep the Marlins in the game until the bullpen blew his one-run lead in the ninth inning, keeping him from earning his eighth victory of the year. He's held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts, and he's been an excellent value for fantasy owners based on his outstanding season to date. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Phillies.
Straily (7-4) held the Giants to just one run on four hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out three over 8.1 innings in the victory Friday night. Straily very well could have finished the complete game, but after Denard Span tagged him with a solo home run with one out in the ninth, the Marlins decided to lift him after 113 pitches. Efficiency defined his outing -- he tossed 80 strikes over those 113 pitches and earned first-pitch strikes against 22 of 28 hitters. Straily now has quality starts in four of his past five outings and has lowered his ERA to 3.31.
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