Barria was optioned to the alternate training site Saturday. The 24-year-old has been in the starting rotation since mid-August, but he'll head to the alternate site ahead of the final two games of the season. Barring another roster move ahead of Sunday's season finale, Barria will finish 2020 with a 3.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27:9 K:BB over 32.1 innings.
Barria gave up two runs on three hits and zero walks over two innings during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Padres. He had zero strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision. The 24-year-old surrendered a two-run homer to Eric Hosmer during the first inning and only worked one time through the order before being lifted for Patrick Sandoval. It was likely Barria's final start of the season, but he figures to be available out of the bullpen this weekend after throwing only 32 pitches Wednesday. The right-hander has a 3.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27:9 K:BB through 32.1 innings.
Barria (1-0) picked up the win Friday after holding the Rangers to two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight across 6.1 innings. It was a successfully long outing for the 24-year-old, who pitched into the sixth inning for the first time this year while punching out a season-high eight batters. Better yet, Barria earned his first quality start and his first win of the season. The right-hander was coming off a strong performance at Coors Field during which he held the Rockies to two runs over 5.1 innings. Barria will look to defend a 3.26 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on Wednesday at San Diego.
Barria gave up two earned runs over 5.1 innings against Colorado on Saturday, surrendering five hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision. Barria was far from dominant in the start, but he kept the Angels in the game by limiting Colorado to all singles and only two runs. While the two strikeouts were his fewest this year, he set a season high by retiring 16 batters. Barria hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in five starts since joining the rotation, though he has yet to factor in a decision. He'll look to get into the win column at home against Texas on Friday.
Barria allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out six in the win over Houston. He did not factor in the decision. All three runs allowed by Barria came off early homers; he coughed up a two-run shot to Kyle Tucker in the first inning and served up a solo blast to Aledmys Diaz in the second. The 24-year-old righty left in line for the win, but Houston managed to tie the game up in the seventh frame. Still searching for his first win, Barria will have a tough matchup in Colorado on Saturday.
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