• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Padres' Robbie Erlin turns in strong outing in final 2015 start

    Padres starter Robbie Erlin (1-2) was an unlucky loser on Saturday, as he allowed two runs on five hits across seven innings while striking out four in a loss to the Dodgers.It took Erlin just 86 pitches to get through his seven innings, so it could've been even better. Erlin got his first start in Colorado and allowed seven runs, but in his last two starts he's been great. In that two-game span. Erlin has gone 14 innings, while allowing just two runs on seven hits. He is making a nice case to stay in the rotation next season, but that won't be decided until next March at the earliest.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Padres' Robbie Erlin blanks D-Backs for seven innings Saturday

    Padres starter Robbie Erlin (1-1) was fantastic on Saturday, going seven scoreless innings while allowing two hits and a walk in a 3-0 win over Arizona. He struck out four. This was easily Erlin's best start of the season and possibly his career. His only other start this season was a seven-run disaster at Coors Field, but that can be written off because of the crazy ballpark. In his other two stints in the majors, Erlin has had a career FIP below of 3.73, so it may be a case of bad luck for the lefty, as his career ERA is just shy of 5.00. He'll look to make one final impression on the Padres to see if he can crack next year's rotation when he travels to LA to take on the Dodgers next Saturday.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Padres' Robbie Erlin gets rocked in season debut Saturday

    Padres starter Robbie Erlin (0-1) had a forgettable season debut Saturday, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two in a 10-2 loss to the Rockies. Erlin certainly didn't have favorable odds entering Saturday's match-up; the left-hander pitched to a 5.60 ERA in Triple-A El Paso, only to make his season debut at Coors Field. After starting off the fourth inning by giving up back-to-back hits to Kyle Parker and the opposing pitcher, Erlin's night came to an end after just 55 pitches. While Erlin may receive another start for the non-competitive Padres, his outing Saturday didn't do much to inspire confidence within fantasy owners.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Padres call up pitcher Robbie Erlin to start Saturday

    Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin will start Saturday in Coors Field, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports. It is not clear how many starts Erlin will make for the Padres down the stretch, but his first outing certainly doesn't look like an appealing fantasy matchup, given the ballpark. Erlin has a 4.37 ERA in 111.1 innings as a big league starter.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Padres promote quartet from minors

    The Padres promoted four players Monday, including an experienced starter in Robbie Erlin, per MLB.com. Also brought up were infielder Cody Decker and pitchers Jay Jackson and Casey Kelly. Kelly and Erlin are slated to start at least one game before the regular season concludes. The latter has struggled in 20 major league starts and has yet to pitch for San Diego in 2015. Decker popped out in his first major league at-bat Monday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Struggles have Padres prospect Robbie Erlin fading from picture

    One would have assumed that southpaw Robbie Erlin would be the first starting pitcher promoted by the Padres this season if anyone in their rotation struggled. One would have assumed wrong, according to U-T San Diego. The 24-year-old Erlin has some major league experience, but has struggled at that level. Now he's struggling even worse at Triple-A El Paso. His latest dud was Thursday against Fresno, when he surrendered four home runs in six innings. He finished with eight runs allowed on 13 hits and a disturbing 6.21 ERA. Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne has faltered recently, leading to speculation that the team might give a start or two to a minor leaguer before Brandon Morrow returns from the disabled list. But it appears that Erlin will not enter into that discussion. He has yielded 18 runs on 20 hits in 20 innings pitched over his last four starts.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Padres prospect Robbie Erlin coming on strong at Triple-A

    After a slow start, Padres pitching prospect Robbie Erlin is coming around at Triple-A El Paso. The 24-year-old Erlin (3-1) owns a 4.50 ERA that has been shrinking. He managed his second straight strong start Sunday in a defeat of Salt Lake, yielding one run on seven hits and striking out three in six innings. Erlin has allowed just two earned runs in 12 innings over his last two starts, but has surrendered 28 hits in 22 innings on the year.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Robbie Erlin, Matt Wisler among Padres' camp cuts Sunday

    The Padres optioned pitchers Robbie Erlin and Leonel Campos to Triple-A El Paso and re-assigned shortstop Diego Goris and pitchers Matt Wisler and Jay Jackson to minor-league camp Sunday. Erlin has started 20 games for the major-league team over the last two seasons. He finishes his spring with two earned runs allowed in six innings. Wisler, who is considered one of the team's top pitching prospects, allowed eight earned runs in five innings over three appearances.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Black: Morrow, Despaigne might have slight edge for No. 5 SP role

    While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego. "I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Robbie Erlin gives up two runs in no-decision vs. Rockies

    Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and two walks in four innings while striking out two in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rockies. Erlin surrendered RBI singles in the third and fourth innings and didn't come out for the fifth after tossing 83 pitches in the first four frames. He owns a 4.53 ERA and 45:13 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to close out the season against the Giants Sunday.