Rogers (2-1) earned the win Wednesday against the Orioles after allowing four hits and one walk while recording eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. The 23-year-old generated 17 swinging strikes as he limited Baltimore to one double and three singles Wednesday afternoon. Rogers has a 1.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB across 22 innings through four starts this season, and he lines up to pitch Monday at Milwaukee.
Rogers allowed two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven across five innings Thursday against Atlanta. He did not factor into the decision. Rogers continues to rack up strikeouts at an impressive rate, and he generated 14 swinging strikes to back his efforts Thursday. He was effectively wild, throwing 61 strikes on 95 total pitches. It's worth noting that he's walked multiple batters in each of his outings thus far, leading to a poor 5.4 BB/9. That said, Rogers has yet to be burned by his control issues because he's kept the ball in the yard -- though it's unclear how long that will last if he continues to generate groundballs at only a 21.4 percent clip. Despite some concerns, Rogers maintains an impressive 2.40 ERA across 15 innings through his first three starts and will look to maintain the strong results in his next outing Wednesday against Baltimore.
Rogers (1-1) was brilliant Saturday, giving up three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings to collect the win in a 3-0 victory over the Mets. He struck out 10. Matched up against Jacob deGrom, Rogers rose to the challenge and only allowed one baserunner to even get to third base. The young left-hander tossed 56 of 82 pitches for strikes and, after fighting his control in his first start, looked more like the dominant pitcher who was one of the stars of spring training for the Marlins. Rogers will look to keep rolling in his next outing, set for Thursday in Atlanta.
Rogers (0-1) took the loss Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and four walks over four innings as the Marlins fell 4-1 to the Cardinals. He struck out six. There were some positive takeaways for the young southpaw, who blanked the Cards for three frames after getting tagged for three runs in the first inning, but Rogers appeared nervous and had trouble finding the plate consistently. He threw 46 of 77 pitches for strikes before exiting. Rogers will try to tighten things up in his next outing, set for Saturday on the road against the Mets.
Rogers finished the spring with a 2.84 ERA and dominant 29:5 K:BB through 19 Grapefruit League innings to secure a spot in the Marlins' rotation. If his own performance wasn't enough of a reason to hand him a job, the team's decision to have Sixto Sanchez begin the year at the alternate training site in order to manage his innings has locked Rogers into a starting role. The 23-year-old southpaw will take plenty of buzz with him to the mound for his first start of the season, which is expected to come April 5 against the Cardinals.
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