Cosart allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits over five innings. He struck out three and walked eight during the outing. Cosart got himself in trouble early. After getting a quick out to open the game, he allowed a solo home run against Anthony Rendon. Another run would score in the inning after a passed ball. That ball was unearned.
Cosart gave up his final run in the fifth inning. After giving up two walks earlier in the inning, Cosart allowed a run-scoring single against Asdrubal Cabrera. Cosart dropped to 13-11 following the performance.
Cosart allowed three runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing. Cosart proved to be somewhat hittable during the appearance, but managed to keep the Nationals off the board until his final inning. After a single and two run-scoring triples, Cosart was pulled from the game. Another run would come around to score, and was charged to Cosart.
With the loss, Cosart dropped to 13-10. He’ll take on the Nationals in his next start.
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Of course, some Fantasy owners, myself among them, are skeptical of any sort of breakout that comes without even a respectable strikeout rate. And for the majority of that stretch, Cosart's was lacking.
But in his last four starts -- granted, two against the free-swinging Braves -- he has averaged 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. That's respectable.
It doesn't count for much on its own -- four starts is a small sample no matter how you look at it -- but it at least shows that those two- and three-strikeout efforts we saw from Cosart in his first three starts with the Marlins aren't the new norm for him. What is the norm is an improved walk rate. He has yet to issue more than two walks in eight starts since the trade, averaging 2.1 walks per nine innings.
He's one of several players I discuss in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so for more, give it a look.
Cosart has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all but two of his first six starts with the Marlins. He owns a 3.67 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 28 starts (169 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Washington.
Cosart (13-9) surrendered both runs on sacrifice flies, one in the third inning and the other in the fourth. He's managed to turn in six straight quality starts after giving up four runs in his Marlins debut. Cosart owns a 3.70 ERA and 105:61 K:BB ratio in 163 innings, but he's posted a 1.93 ERA since coming to Miami. He's in line to face the Mets next week, though the team has yet to announce its rotation plans.
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