When a team provides a pitcher eight runs in five innings, he's supposed to win.
Sampson gave back all the runs he received back while he was in the game - which wasn't long. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked two and whiffed three.
He was doomed by run-scoring singles off the bats of Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun and Adam Lind in the fourth.
Sampson has followed a good start to his major league career with monumental struggles. He has surrendered 14 runs over his last 11 innings pitched to raise his ERA to a gaudy 6.43.
Sampson was knocked out after four. He allowed five runs on nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
A three-run homer by J.D Martinez and solo job by Nick Castellanos got Sampson off to a terrible start in the first and a Miguel Cabrera double in the fourth added another run to his ledger and bloated his ERA to 5.55.
Sampson has been a mess over his last two outings with nine runs given up on 18 hits in just 7 1/3 innings.
Sampson was slammed for four runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings in a no-decison. He walked two and whiffed two.
His struggles began immediately on a walk and RBI hits by Ben Zobrist and Eric Hosmer. They continued in the second on a two-run single by Lorenzo Cain. A walk and single leading off the fourth doomed him to an early exit.
The lousy performance sent his ERA soaring from 3.18 to 4.43.
Making the third start of his young career,
Sampson (2-1, 3.18 ERA) needed 96 pitches (50 strikes) to get through the fifth. But he did a good job of limiting the damage, while facing a potent Dodgers lineup.
He blanked the Dodgers through the first three innings, but served up a solo home run to Joc Pederson in the fourth inning. He then gave up another run in the fifth, but the Reds had given him a sizeable lead to work with.
The young Sampson has looked impressive over his first three starts, holding his own against three very tough teams.
Sampson allowed one run on four hits over six innings in his third career game and second start.
Sampson walked three, struck out four and evened his record at 1-1.
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|2011||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||12||3||2.90||24||24||0||0||0||118.0||81||42||38||8||6||49||143|
|2012||AA-San Antonio Missions||8||11||5.00||26||25||0||0||0||122.1||108||70||68||11||4||57||122|
|2013||AA-San Antonio Missions||10||4||2.26||19||18||0||0||0||103.1||74||31||26||9||3||33||110|
|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||2||5||6.68||38||14||0||0||0||91.2||91||73||68||19||3||68||94|
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