Bundy (7-11) took the loss Wednesday against the Mets, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and no walks over five innings. He struck out five. Bundy never settled into this one, allowing at least one run in four of his six innings. The 25-year-old has now given up seven runs in each of his last two starts, lasting no more than 5.1 innings in either outing, raising his ERA from 4.38 to 4.99. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, which will come on the road against the Blue Jays.
Bundy allowed eight runs (seven earned) in five innings Friday against the Red Sox but did not factor into the decision. He gave up eight hits (including two home runs) and four walks, striking out just three. The outing was one of Bundy's poorest of the season (though nothing is likely to beat his seven-run, no-out showing against the Royals back on May 8). He was in trouble from the start, giving up a three-run homer to Xander Bogaerts in the top of the first. He gave up two more runs in the fourth and was removed in the top of the sixth after following up a leadoff homer by Brock Holt with a single and a walk. Bundy has now allowed at least five earned runs in four of his last six outings, posting a 7.71 ERA over that stretch. He'll attempt to right the ship either Wednesday against the Mets or Friday against the Indians.
Bundy will take the mound against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Bundy only threw 30 pitches during Wednesday's outing before the game was postponed due to inclement weather. Since he didn't come close to a normal workload, manager Buck Showalter felt comfortable putting him back out there with three days of rest for Sunday's series finale. Yefry Ramirez will now take the hill against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Bundy isn't expected to make his next start until Sunday against the Rays or Tuesday against the Yankees, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Bundy threw 30 pitches and served up five runs Wednesday against the Red Sox, but those numbers were wiped out from his season log when the contest was postponed after two innings following a two-hour, 33-minute rain delay. Because of the workload he handled, Bundy will be given at least the next three days off to recover, as the Orioles plan to start Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner and Kevin Gausman to start the first three games of the series against the Rays. Yefry Ramirez is available to start Sunday on his normal rest, but the Orioles have yet to commit to using the rookie that day.
Bundy didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays, coughing up five runs on five hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over five innings while striking out three. The right-hander wasn't able to fix his recent struggles over the All-Star break, and Bundy has now given up five earned runs in each of his last three starts with an 8:6 K:BB in 12.1 innings over that rough stretch. He'll take a 4.57 ERA into his next outing Wednesday at home against the Red Sox.