Ray (9-4) allowed two runs over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Reds. He struck out four while giving up four hits and three walks.
This marks Ray's second-lowest strikeout total of the season, and it bizarrely comes on the heels of a season-high 13-whiff effort against the Dodgers. Nonetheless, he's been one of the best starters in fantasy all year long, with that 2.97 ERA and those 145 strikeouts in 112 innings particularly standing out. Ray does still walk a few too many batters -- in fact, with 55 bases on balls, he's doing so at the highest rate of his career -- and the numbers suggest a bit of ERA regression to come, but he'll still be a terrifically valuable fantasy starter down the stretch.
Ray allowed just a single run on five hits and four walks while striking out 13 batters during Thursday's loss to the Dodgers. He didn't factor into the decision.
Ray was in line for the win until Fernando Rodney imploded in the ninth inning. There have been peaks and valleys throughout the season for Ray, but there is no denying his elite 12.0 K/9, and his 141 strikeouts rank fourth in the majors. Add a 2.97 ERA, and Ray has established himself as a set-and-forget fantasy option going forward.
Ray (8-4) struck out nine but gave up four runs as he allowed five hits and five walks over six innings in a loss Friday to the Rockies.
Ray remains utterly nasty, as this is already his eighth start with at least nine strikeouts, but his control remains an issue. He has now issued at least four walks seven times this year, and this marks the third time he has walked five batters. With 128 strikeouts in 100 innings already, fantasy owners will deal with the occasional wildness, but right now, it's the only thing keeping Ray from reaching the next level and attaining ace status.
Ray (8-3) earned the win by pitching 6.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and four walks, with five strikeouts, Saturday against the Phillies.
Before stumbling in his last start, also against Philadelphia, Ray had won his previous five starts. He returned to those winning ways Saturday, but it was by no means as dominant compared to what we saw from him earlier in the season. For example, his strikeout numbers, while still solid, are down from the double-digit totals he was posting in the beginning of the month. Nonetheless, Ray is quickly establishing himself as one of the best arms in the National League this season.
Ray allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out seven batters through 5.1 innings during Sunday's win over Philadelphia. He didn't factor into the decision.
Ray is establishing himself as a high-end fantasy asset with a 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 11.7 K/9 and an admirable offense providing run support. He obviously wasn't at his best Sunday, but Ray had allowed just a single run through 37 innings over his previous five starts, so a small bump in the road isn't concerning. The lefty lines up to face the Phillies again in his next start, but that upcoming bout will be at Chase Field.
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