Gray (5-6) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in a win over the Reds on Friday. He got off to a rocky start, loading the bases and allowing two runs to score in the first inning. Gray then served up a two-run homer in the third before closing his night with three scoreless frames. The 26-year-old now has a 71:16 K:BB in 61.2 innings this season, but even Gray isn't immune from the Coors Field effect. A home start against the Giants is next on the docket.
Gray (4-6) allowed five runs over 3.2 innings against the Giants on Saturday to take the loss. He surrendered five hits and one walk while striking out four. It was another tough outing from Gray, whose ERA now sits at a bloated 5.34. He's given up five or more runs in five of his 10 starts. The particularly frustrating part of Gray's struggles is that his peripherals have been strong for the most part. He's averaging 95 on his fastball and entered Saturday with a 10.2 K/9 along with a 2.08 BB/9. Gray will have a chance to sort things out Friday when he takes the hill against the Reds.
Gray gave up six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out 10 in 5.1 innings Sunday against the Brewers. He took the loss. This is the danger with starting any Rockies pitcher at home, even their ace, as Gray now has a 5.09 ERA and .278 batting average against in 23 innings through four home starts this season. He also boasts 26 strikeouts over that span, so at least his owners can bank on help in one category when he takes the ball in Coors Field. Gray will start in San Francisco on Saturday, which is a must-start in most formats.
Gray (4-4) earned the win Tuesday, pitching seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts while allowing four hits and a walk against the Angels. Gray was in total command all night, inducing 14 swings and misses while recording 11 groundball outs versus just two via flyballs. The 26-year-old endured a rocky start to the season, but he's finally starting to round back into form. Over his last three starts, Gray has posted a 25:3 K:BB and has allowed just one run over 20 innings en route to earning the win in all three. He'll look to keep rolling when he next takes the hill Sunday against the Brewers.
Gray (3-4) allowed one earned run on three hits while walking one and striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Cubs. Gray used his fastball and slider effectively, generating 10 swinging strikes on 79 pitches and allowing only three hits on 13 balls in play between the two pitches. After a rough three-start stretch during which he allowed 18 earned runs in 15.2 innings, he has thrown two gems in a row. Though he hadn't shown drastic splits at home versus on the road in past seasons, he has allowed 13 of his 22 earned runs at home to begin the season, despite making one fewer start there.