Ray (3-1) tossed five innings Monday, yielding two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while earning the victory over Pittsburgh. He struck out six batters. After giving up a pair of runs in the first frame, Ray settled in and kept the Pirates under control while his offense gave him plenty of support. It was his fourth straight outing with at least six strikeouts despite him not finishing the sixth inning in any of those starts. The 27-year-old will carry a 3.14 ERA into Sunday's home matchup against the Giants.
Ray allowed four hits and three walks while striking out a season-high 11 over 5.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Rays. Ray was long gone by the time Wilmer Flores singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, but he was the early star for the Diamondbacks. Ray kept the Rays off balance with his slider and worked around any potential trouble while lowering his ERA to 3.30 over eight starts. This was the sixth time he's allowed three or fewer runs. Ray is projected to make his next start Monday at home against the Pirates.
Ray (2-1) picked up the win against the Rockies on Friday, giving up five runs (one earned) on six hits over 5.2 innings, striking out seven and walking three in a 10-9 victory for the Diamondbacks. Five runs crossed the plate against the left-hander in this high-scoring contest, but only one was earned thanks to three errors by his defense, so his ERA wound up dipping to 3.79 over 38 innings. He lines up to take on the Rays on the road in his next start Wednesday.
Ray (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Cubs, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over five innings while striking out seven. The southpaw finally got into the win column, getting staked to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and exiting after 94 pitches (55 strikes) with a comfortable four-run margin. Ray's 4.18 ERA and 37:17 K:BB through 32.1 innings are in line with last year's performance. but he faces a tough challenge in his next start, set for next Friday in Coors Field.
Ray struck out four and allowed one run on four hits and a walk in six innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday. Ray turned in a strong outing, but his offense managed just three hits on the afternoon. The lone run he allowed didn't come until the sixth inning off a Javier Baez triple. The 27-year-old southpaw lowered his ERA to 3.95 with a 30:16 K:BB in 27.1 innings. He'll get a rematch with the Cubs at home this Friday.