Worley allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one through four innings of work Sunday against the Rockies. He didn't factor into the decision. After tossing a pair of quality starts in his previous two outings, Worley failed to make it out of the fifth inning Sunday. He still owns an impressive 2.12 ERA through three starts (17 innings) this month, but his 6:5 K:BB over that same span isn't doing much for fantasy owners. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Mets.
Worley (2-2) tossed six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's win over the Nationals, allowing six hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Worley was sharp in this one, tossing 64 percent of his pitches for strikes and inducing seven groundball outs. He was only scored upon by an RBI groundout following a Brian Goodwin extra-base hit in the third inning , but his teammates built him a comfortable lead before he completed the sixth. It was Worley's second straight quality start -- he's tossed 13 one-run innings over that span to lower his ERA to 4.82. He has hit his stride of late and will look to keep it going Sunday against the Rockies.
Worley (1-2) pitched seven scoreless innings with just two hits allowed while striking out three batters during Wednesday's win over Washington. This was just the sixth start of the season for Worley, and he allowed three runs through just four innings in his last outing July 28 against the Reds. The veteran also sports an underwhelming 5.31 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 for the season, so he's far from a go-to virtual asset. However, shutting down the Nationals is an encouraging showing, and Worley projects to start consistently moving forward. That alone, warrants attention in cavernous fantasy settings. He projects to face Washington again in his next start, though, and this game will be at Nationals Park. It's probably not an ideal setup for Worley.
Worley gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in Friday's 7-4 win over the Reds. He was able to throw 70 pitches (41 strikes) in his longest big-league outing since late May, although he wasn't overly effective. Worley will likely get another turn or two in the rotation, but he'll be a very risky fantasy play in his next start Wednesday at home against the dangerous Nationals.
Worley will get the start for Friday's game against the Reds, Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel reports. Worley takes the place of Tom Koehler, who was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans after another rocky start during Sunday's loss. This marks Worley's fifth start of the season, and his first since June 9, when he allowed four runs in 3.2 innings. The right-hander has served in a limited role out of the bullpen lately, with his latest appearance coming Tuesday against the Rangers. Throughout the course of the 2017 campaign, Worley has posted a 6.37 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 29.2 innings.