Gray (6-4) pitched seven innings Friday, allowing one run, six hits and one walk while striking out eight Braves in the win. Gray was outstanding Friday, tossing 64 percent of his deliveries for strikes, including 12 swing-and-miss pitches. The win was his first since June 27, and it kept Gray unbeaten at home this year. Gray has been a bit unlucky of late and should have more to show for it. The sophomore right-hander has struck out eight hitters in four of his last five outings, and has recorded four consecutive quality starts. It's worth noting that his two most recent starts have both come against Atlanta, the league's worst team.
Gray (5-4) came away with a no-decision Sunday despite shutting out the Braves for seven innings, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out eight. The outing was his third straight quality start in July and brings Gray's ERA down to a season-low 4.33. He's got an impressive 20:8 K:BB in 19.1 innings on the month, but he'll still be a risky choice in his next start Friday, back home at Coors Field in a rematch against Atlanta.
Gray (5-3) allowed four runs on five hits and struck out eight over seven innings in a win Monday over the Blue Jays. Gray was touched up for a pair of home runs, from Edwin Encarnacion and Devon Travis, which is almost to be expected against the Blue Jays at Coors Field. Other than that, he was excellent, as he induced nine swinging strikes and eight groundouts over 101 pitches. Gray now has five starts with at least eight strikeouts in 13 outings this year after achieving the mark just once in nine outings last year.
Gray (arm) said Friday that he's ready to go for Monday's start against the Blue Jays, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. The right-hander said Thursday that he anticipated taking Monday's turn, and a successful side session Friday did away with any lingering doubt in his mind. Gray battled some arm fatigue during Wednesday's game, which resulted in an abbreviated outing, and he will come with plenty of risk Monday at Coors Field (5.02 ERA at home this season).
Gray (arm) indicated Thursday that he anticipates making his next scheduled start Monday against the Blue Jays, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Gray was pulled from Wednesday's game due to some arm fatigue, and the issue has reportedly been an issue over the past couple weeks. All indications are that he will be ready to go for his next start, but it's best to monitor the situation to ensure that is the case.