Sanchez (3-9) allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out none across 3.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Angels. Sanchez survived the first frame after allowing two baserunners, but he subsequently surrendered two home runs to Mike Trout to doom his outing. While getting beaten by Trout isn't all that alarming, Sanchez has flashed very little skill through 78.2 innings this season, generating a 5.2 BB/9 and 1.4 HR/9. As a result, he's earned a 5.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. His next start won't get any easier, as he'll travel to New York to face the Yankees on Monday.
Sanchez (3-8) took the loss Friday, surrendering eight runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over three innings in a 15-2 rout at the hands of the Astros. The right-hander walked the first two batters he faced on the night, but given what happened once he did start finding the strike zone, Sanchez might have been better off continuing to nibble. He'll carry a 5.04 ERA and 65:43 K:BB through 75 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Angels.
Sanchez (3-7) took the loss Saturday against Arizona after allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out just three batters. Most of the Diamondbacks' damage was done in a three-run third inning in which the first four batters all recorded hits. Sanchez has now allowed nine runs in 12 innings with a 5:7 K:BB over his last two starts, raising his ERA to 4.25. He'll face a tough opponent in his next time out Friday in Houston.
Sanchez (3-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks Sunday, taking the loss against Colorado. He struck out two batters in six innings of work. Sanchez was spotted a 1-0 lead before he even stepped on the mound but gave up a run in each of the first three innings. At the end of April, the 26-year-old righty was sporting a 2.32 ERA but has since seen it swell up to 3.95 while battling some finger issues. His 58:36 K:BB across 66 frames is also lackluster. Still in search of his first win since April, Sanchez will face Arizona at home Saturday,
Sanchez (finger) threw a successful bullpen session Friday and is expected to start Sunday's game against the Rockies, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. This is positive news for the right-hander, who was forced to depart his last outing after tearing his fingernail. He was able to prove his health Friday and will now prepare for his upcoming start.