Irvin didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Angels, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out two. All the damage against the southpaw came in the first two innings, but Irvin settled down and gave the A's a chance to mount a comeback. Unfortunately that rally came in the bottom of the sixth, after he was no longer the pitcher of record for Oakland. Irvin will take a 3.89 ERA and 56:14 K:BB through 81 innings into his next outing.
Irvin completed six innings against Kansas City on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision. For six innings Friday, Irvin kept the Royals off the scoreboard. However, Salvador Perez greeted him with a leadoff homer in the seventh frame, and Irvin was pulled after the following two batters reached base on singles. Irvin still had a chance to earn a win after his exit, but the Royals' bullpen eventually lost the lead and the contest. Still, the southpaw's appearance was a positive one as he notched his second straight quality start and went exactly six innings for the third straight outing. Irvin is lined up to next face the Angels at home Wednesday.
Irvin (4-7) earned the win over Colorado on Saturday, hurling six innings and allowing one run on six hits and one walk while striking out five. The southpaw finished with his first quality start since May 15, rebounding nicely after allowing 13 earned runs over 15.2 innings across his previous three starts. Irvin also notched his highest strikeout total since striking out nine Blue Jays on May 4. He induced 15 swinging strikes in the contest and kept Colorado off the scoreboard after allowing a first-inning run. Irvin will carry a 3.89 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday at home versus Kansas City.
Irvin (3-7) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Angels. Despite the unsightly line, Irvin was decent for most of his outing Sunday. All four runs allowed came during a brutal second inning, including a solo home run by Jared Walsh and a two-run double by David Fletcher. His ERA jumped to 4.12 as he took a loss for the third straight start and fourth in his last five appearances. Irvin is lined up to start in Colorado next weekend.
Irvin (3-5) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings in a loss to Houston on Thursday. The 27-year-old southpaw has struggled with consistency at times, but this was one of his worst starts, as he allowed a season-high five runs. Irvin labored through a three-run third inning and allowed a two-run home run to Houston catcher Martin Maldonado in the fourth. For the year, Irvin has a 3.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB across 52.2 innings. He's projected for a favorable matchup against light-hitting Seattle next week.
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