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Earned Run Average
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Fantasy Points
Aug 9, 2022 4.2 3 9 5.08
Aug 4, 2022 4.1 3 8 5.15 7.5
Jul 28, 2022 5.2 3 8 5.09 -4
Jul 22, 2022 5.1 3 7 4.64 -6
Jul 14, 2022 6.2 3 6 4.09 16

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Earned Run Average
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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2022 995 90.3 3 9 62 36 5.08 1.47
2021 1325.1 75.0 3 7 66 28 3.24 1.21
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Handed ninth loss

    Thompson (3-9) took the loss during Tuesday's 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Thompson put multiple baserunners on in each of the first three innings, with runs coming across in the first and third innings to put him in line for the loss. The 28-year-old has now lost five straight decisions and it's been nine starts since he last recorded a win June 5. During that stretch, Thompson has posted a 5.57 ERA while averaging just over five innings per turn. He carries a 5.08 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into his next start, scheduled to come over the weekend in San Francisco.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Short outing against Brewers

    Thompson allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five across 4.1 innings Thursday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision. Thompson allowed a pair of home runs, which accounted for three of the four runs he was charged with. He's had a dreadful three-start stretch since the All-Star break, during which he's allowed 17 earned runs across 15.1 innings. That's inflated his ERA on the season to 5.15 across 85.2 frames.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Hit hard again

    Thompson (3-8) allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out four across 5.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Phillies. Thompson wasn't helped by his defense in the first inning, but he was still hit hard. He appeared to settle in after allowing four runs across his first two frames but then coughed up a three-run homer to Kyle Schwarber in the sixth inning to end his outing on a sour note. Thompson has allowed 14 earned runs across his last two starts -- spanning 11 innings -- which has ballooned his ERA to 5.09 for the season.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Drilled for seven runs

    Thompson (3-7) yielded seven runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out two and taking the loss against Miami. Thompson tossed three scoreless frames before the Marlins broke out in the fourth. He coughed up four runs that inning followed by three more in the sixth. Entering Friday's start, Thompson had allowed two or fewer runs in seven straight outings. His season ERA jumped from 4.09 to 4.64 through 75.2 frames. Thompson is projected to face the Phillies at home next week.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Limits Marlins to one run

    Thompson allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out two across 6.2 innings Thursday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision. Thompson surrendered half of his hits and his only earned run in the fifth inning. He otherwise held the Marlins in check by inducing 11 groundouts, though he did also generate 13 swinging strikes on 100 total pitches. Perhaps most encouraging, Thursday's effort was the first time Thompson completed six innings since May 14 -- a span of eight starts. He now owns a 4.09 ERA and 49:30 K:BB across 70.1 innings on the season.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Decent in no-decision

    Thompson didn't factor into the decision during Saturday's 4-3 win against the Brewers, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Thompson struggled Saturday, putting multiple Brewers on base in four of his five innings, but he was able to strand seven of the nine baserunners. The 28-year-old has kept the opposition to two runs or fewer in each of his last six turns, though he's averaging just under five innings during those starts. Thompson lines up to face his former team in Miami next week.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Yields two runs in loss

    Thompson (3-6) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 4.2 innings Sunday, striking out two and taking a loss against the Brewers. Making his first appearance since June 17, Thompson threw 41 of 67 pitches for strikes. He cruised through four shutout frames before Omar Narvaez took him deep for a two-run shot in the fifth. All eight runs he's allowed over his last five outings have come via the long ball. Thompson now owns a 4.42 ERA through 14 appearances this season. He's lined up for a rematch in Milwaukee next week.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Activated for start

    The Pirates reinstated Thompson (forearm) from the 15-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers in Pittsburgh, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Thompson missed just over the minimum 15 days with right forearm inflammation, so he shouldn't face any major workload restrictions as he re-enters the Pittsburgh rotation Sunday. In his 13 outings (12 starts) prior to landing on the IL, Thompson produced a 3-5 record, 4.47 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 41:23 K:BB across 54.1 innings.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Starting Sunday

    Thompson (forearm) will be activated to start Sunday's game against the Brewers, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. Thompson seemed to be trending in this direction after throwing live batting practice, and it's now official that he will oppose Brandon Woodruff in Sunday's series finale. Nerve inflammation in his forearm sidelined Thompson for a couple weeks, but he was quietly pitching well before the injury popped up, posting a 2.48 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in his prior nine appearances, albeit with only 29 strikeouts in 40 innings over that span.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Throws live bullpen

    Thompson (forearm) threw pitches to teammates Bligh Madris and Yu Chang in a live bullpen session Tuesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. Thompson was placed on the 15-day injured list June 20 with right forearm nerve inflammation, but the 28-year-old looks like he'll have a chance to make it back from the IL when first eligible Sunday. The Pirates will likely re-evaluate him following the throwing session before determining if he's ready to rejoin the big-league rotation or if he'll need to face live hitters at least one more time prior to being activated.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Optimistic for minimal IL stint

    Thompson (forearm) is optimistic that he'll be able to rejoin the Pirates after spending the minimum of 15 days on the injured list, Chris Halicke of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Thompson landed on the 15-day IL due to right forearm nerve inflammation Monday, but his injury doesn't appear to be particularly serious. The right-hander is eligible to return as early as July 3, and he'll presumably ramp up his workload in the coming days.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Sidelined with forearm injury

    The Pirates placed Thompson on the 15-day injured list Monday with right forearm nerve inflammation, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. While deactivating Thompson allows the Pirates to get down to the 13-pitcher limit for MLB active rosters, it temporarily leaves the team without a fifth starter. The Pirates didn't provide any indication that Thompson was nursing an injury coming out of his most recent start Friday against the Giants, but he won't be eligible to rejoin the big club until at least July 3 now that he's been shut down with the forearm issue. With a 3-5 record, 4.47 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 41:23 K:BB in 54.1 innings across his first 13 outings (12 starts) this season, Thompson was a fantasy option just in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues before the forearm injury surfaced.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Stuck with fifth loss

    Thompson (3-5) took the loss Friday as the Pirates fell 2-0 to the Giants, giving up two runs on four hits and five walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out two. The five free passes were a season high for the right-hander, but Thompson managed to limit the damage against him to two solo homers. In fact, the only runs he's allowed over his last four starts have come on six solo shots as he's posted a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB through 20 innings over that stretch. Thompson's 1.82 HR/9 and 3.81 BB/9 on the season remain a bad combination, however, and his luck on long balls may not last much longer.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Goes five innings in no-decision

    Thompson allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision versus Atlanta on Saturday. Thompson was able to limit the damage on his line to a pair of solo shots from Ronald Acuna and Austin Riley in the first inning. He left in line for the win, but Atlanta rallied for eight runs in the seventh inning to deny the right-hander a chance to even his record. Thompson has a 4.50 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 39:18 K:BB while going 3-4 across 12 outings (11 starts) covering 50 innings. He's projected for a home start versus the Giants next week.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Fires five shutout innings

    Thompson (3-4) allowed four hits and two walks over five scoreless frames Sunday, striking out four and earning a win over Arizona. Thompson didn't face much danger in Sunday's victory, as he never allowed a runner to get past second base. He's given up two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts, posting a strong 2.12 ERA with a 22:7 K:BB during that stretch. The 28-year-old is now sporting a 4.60 ERA while winning three of his last four decisions. Thompson is projected to start in Atlanta next week.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Settles for no-decision Monday

    Thompson didn't factor in the decision against the Dodgers on Monday, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.2 innings. Thompson wasn't dominant Monday (he notched just seven swinging strikes among his 96 pitches), but he held his own against one of baseball's best offenses. The right-hander kept Los Angeles off the scoreboard through four frames before giving up a pair of solo shots in the fifth, and he was in line for the win when he departed in the sixth frame. Thompson has pitched well of late, giving up two or fewer runs in four of his past five appearances. His next start will likely come at home against Arizona this weekend.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Charged with loss Friday

    Thompson (2-4) allowed a run on five hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings to take the loss Friday against the Cardinals. Thompson pitched well during Friday's start, but he was forced to settle for the loss since the Pirates' run production didn't come until later in the matchup. The right-hander's outing continued a string of productive starts in which he's allowed just one run on eight hits and four walks while striking out 11 in 16 innings over three starts. Thompson tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Rockies on Wednesday.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Nearly no-hits Reds over six frames

    Thompson moved to 2-3 in the Pirates' 3-1 win Saturday, holding the Reds scoreless over six frames while striking out three and allowing one hit and three walks. Thompson carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Brandon Drury broke through with a two-out single. He then induced a Tommy Pham flyout to end the inning before Thompson turned the game over to the Pittsburgh bullpen after an efficient 76-pitch start. Thompson has now held the opposition scoreless over two consecutive starts, with his increased usage of cutters seemingly helping him unlock more success. As Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic notes, Thompson threw 22 cutters during the start and generated nine strikes.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Feels good following early exit

    Thompson (shoulder) said Thursday he feels good after exiting Wednesday's win over the Cubs, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Thompson sustained a right shoulder contusion when he was hit by a comebacker Wednesday, and the issue doesn't appear to be particularly serious. The Pirates will likely monitor the right-hander's status in the coming days, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him available to make his next turn through the rotation.
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  • Pirates' Zach Thompson: Escapes with shoulder contusion

    Thompson was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion after exiting his start Wednesday against the Cubs, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. A quick checkup from the Pirates' training staff revealed nothing beyond the bruise to his shoulder, though his 2022 debut was cut short when he was hit by a comebacker. Before departing, Thompson covered four innings and was charged with two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three. The Pirates held a 5-2 lead after he exited the game, so Thompson should still be well positioned to pick up the win.
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