Adam Conley parlayed a promising second half in 2015 to a rotation spot in 2016, taking a regular turn until he was felled in early August with left third finger tendinitis. The southpaw recovered in time to make three starts to close the season, capping what must be considered a disappointing campaign, at least in terms of WHIP as Conley's walk rate surged to an unsightly 4.2 BB/9. This won't work for a hurler sporting a strikeout rate a tad above league average. However, it should be noted based on the percentage of balls Conley threw, a BB/9 in the 3.3 range was expected. This is still high but certainly palatable. Assuming Conley can cut down on the free passes, and the metrics along with history are in his favor, he's a mid-rotation MLB arm and back-end fantasy starter who rarely pitches more than six frames. That can be an asset in mixed leagues, especially since streaming for home starts in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park provides a nice safety net.
Conley (1-1) allowed only one run on six hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday. It was his second straight quality start, and Conley has wiped away the memories of a shaky spring that nearly cost him his rotation spot with a 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through his first 18 innings of 2017. The left-hander will look to keep things rolling, and hopefully get a little more run support, Thursday in Philadelphia.
Conley (1-1) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings to take a no-decision in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mets. The lefty threw 50 of 81 pitches for strikes as he recorded his first quality start of the season. Conley now has a 3.75 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 12 innings, but his 9:5 K:BB and .168 BABIP suggest maybe he's been lucky rather than good. That luck could well continue Friday, however, in a road start against a Padres team scoring an NL-worst 3.25 runs per game so far.
Conley will start Saturday's game against the Mets. The southpaw was pushed back from his Friday start after making an emergency appearance in Thursday's 16-inning marathon loss and will now oppose Jacob deGrom. Conley allowed just one hit over five innings in his first start this season as he works to build off his first full season in the rotation.
Conley will not start Friday's game against the Mets, Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports. Conley threw 19 pitches in the 16th inning of Thursday's game against the Mets, ultimately taking the loss after he gave up a home run to Travis d'Arnaud. The Marlins will push Edinson Volquez up from Saturday to Friday, with either Conley, Jose Urena or a minor league call-up handling Saturday's game against the Mets. In all likelihood, Conley will merely be pushed back one day.
Conley (1-1) took the loss in Thursday's extra-innings matchup with the Mets. He allowed the decisive home run to Travis d'Arnaud in the 16th inning. Conley had been scheduled to start opposite Noah Syndergaard on Friday, but Thursday's outing, though abbreviated, likely takes him out of consideration. The Marlins have yet to announce who will take the ball in place of Conley, but they could opt to bring up a starter from Triple-A who would be able to go on regular rest. Manager Don Mattingly figures to make his final decision early Friday.
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