Skaggs (6-4) got the win against the Athletics on Friday, giving up two runs (none earned) on seven hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one in the Angels' 8-4 victory. Skaggs is on a roll right now, as he's now won three straight decisions, giving up just one earned run and posting a 22:4 K:BB in 21 innings over that time. That run leaves him with a rock solid 2.81 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 86 strikeouts over 80 innings this season, and he'll look to keep the strong form going when he takes the mound in his next start against the Blue Jays next Thursday.
Skaggs (5-4) picked up the win in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Twins, allowing one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight. The left-hander threw 74 of 112 pitches for strikes en route to tying his season high in strikeouts. Skaggs has now delivered two quality starts in a row and six on the year, and he'll carry a 3.08 ERA into his next outing Friday in Oakland.
Skaggs (4-4) allowed four hits and walked three while striking out six across six scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday against the Rangers. Skaggs wasn't dominant -- he generated only 11 swinging strikes -- but worked six effective innings to keep the Rangers bats' quiet. Despite walking three batters, he managed to escape without damage thanks to allowing only one extra-base hit, a double to Shin Soo-Choo. It was the first time in four starts that Skaggs didn't allow a home run, and the result was a nice bounceback effort after he allowed five earned runs in his last outing.
Skaggs (3-2) took the loss Monday against the Tigers after allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five across five innings. Skaggs' outing took a significant hit after he surrendered a grand slam to James McCann in the bottom of the third inning. He's been scuffling of late, failing to pick up a win since April 23 against Houston, although there's little evidence to suggest he can't turn around his recent struggles as he sports a 3.60 ERA over 11 outings this season. His next turn in the rotation figures to come Saturday against Texas.
Skaggs didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings while striking out six. The left-hander threw 51 of 91 pitches for strikes and was in line for the loss after serving up homers to Devon Travis and Yangervis Solarte, but the Angels got Skaggs off the hook with a four-run ninth inning. He'll take a 4.07 ERA into his next outing Tuesday on the road against the Tigers.