Smyly allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings Thursday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Smyly pitched well through three innings, allowing only one run on a solo homer. He stumbled down the stretch, however, allowing four hits and three earned runs in the fourth frame. After allowing only one earned run across his first 13 innings and two appearances with the Phillies, Smyly has allowed 14 earned runs in his last 15.2 frames -- spanning three starts. That's balanced out to a 4.71 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 30 strikeouts across 28.2 innings in his tenure with his new club. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Wednesday at Boston.
Smyly took a no-decision during Friday's win over the Giants, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings.
Making his fourth start for the Phillies, Smyly surrendered three home runs, including a two-out solo homer to Kevin Pillar in the second inning, a solo shot to Joey Rickard in the third and a long ball to Stephen Vogt in the sixth that evened the score at 5-5. The 30-year-old had shut the Giants out over seven innings earlier in the season but clearly didn't have his best stuff this time around. Smyly will carry a 3.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 76:41 K:BB into a Thursday showdown against the Cubs.
Smyly (2-6) took the loss after surrendering five runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven over five innings Sunday against the White Sox.
Chicago struck for five runs in the second inning, four of which came on a grand slam with two outs in the frame. After faring well in each of his first two outings with the Phillies (one earned run over 13 innings), Smyly took a step back during Sunday's finale. The southpaw owns a 7.01 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 72 strikeouts over 69.1 innings this season
Smyly (2-5) earned the win Tuesday against the Giants after giving up only four hits and one walk over seven shutout innings. He recorded five strikeouts.
Smyly scattered four singles Tuesday and didn't allow a Giant to reach second base in his first scoreless performance of the season. The 30-year-old has looked great through his first two starts for Philadelphia with one run allowed on eight hits over 13 frames, which should earn him a longer look in the starting rotation. Assuming he remains on turn, Smyly will start Sunday versus the White Sox.
Smyly is listed as the Phillies' scheduled starter for Tuesday's game against the Giants.
The lefty will be rewarded with a second turn through the rotation after limiting the Pirates to one run while striking out eight in six innings in his Phillies debut July 21. Smyly could be one of the top candidates to lose his spot in the rotation, however, if the Phillies are active to bring in another starting pitcher via trade prior to Wednesday's deadline.
Smyly gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight through six innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.
Smyly allowed three baserunners and a run to score in the first inning, but he shut down the Pirates through five scoreless innings to record his first quality start. Smyly picked up eight swinging strikes on his curveball and only allowed one hit with his fastball. This was a nice effort for the 30-year-old in his first appearance for Philadelphia after posting an 8.42 ERA through 51.1 innings with the Rangers. Smyly will make his next start Sunday against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
Smyly has officially signed with the Phillies and will start Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Smyly had most recently been a member of the Brewers organization, though he elected free agency after marking three starts with their Triple-A affiliate. His last major-league appearances came with the Rangers, and he experienced little success in that stint, posting an 8.42 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 52 strikeouts across 51.1 innings.
Smyly is scheduled to start Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Smyly's contract with the Phillies is still pending a physical, but assuming everything checks out he'll enter the starting rotation Sunday. The 30-year-old had an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB over 13 games with the Rangers prior to being released in late June.
Smyly signed a major-league contract with the Phillies on Friday and could enter the starting rotation Sunday versus the Pirates, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Smyly was released by the Rangers in late June and subsequently signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers, but he opted out of that deal Thursday and will make his way back to the majors with the Phillies. The 30-year-old struggled with an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB in 13 games with Texas, but it appears he'll receive another starting chance in Philadelphia.
Smyly elected free agency Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Smyly's stint with the Brewers didn't last long, as the southpaw made just three appearances with the team's Triple-A affiliate -- posting a 4.97 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB in 12.2 innings -- before returning to the open market. The 30-year-old Smyly spent time with the Rangers earlier in the season but was designated for assignment after going 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB in 51.1 innings.
Smyly agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Smyly was cut loose by the Rangers on Friday, so his trip to the open market didn't last long. The lefty posted an 8.42 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 52 strikeouts over 51.1 innings this season for Texas, and he'll now head to the minor leagues where he'll serve as organizational depth.
Smyly was released by the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Smyly was designated for assignment last week after posting an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB over 51.1 innings this season. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Cubs in November but failed to find his footing in Texas and will look to latch on elsewhere.
The Rangers designated Smyly for assignment Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Acquired from the Cubs in November with the expectation that he would be a veteran anchor for the Texas rotation, Smyly turned in just one quality start in his nine turns through the rotation before being demoted to the bullpen. The lefty didn't take well to relief work either, giving up six runs -- including four homers -- in his most recent two appearances before Texas decided to pull the plug. Given the poor form Smyly displayed this season, it would be surprising if another team traded for him or scooped him up off waivers.
Smyly gave up a run on three hits and a walk while striking out five over three innings of relief to record his first save of the season in Friday's 7-1 win over the Reds.
Other than a Nick Senzel solo shot, Smyly was sharp in this one, throwing 32 of 53 pitches for strikes en route to his first save since 2013. The left-hander is still digging himself out of a brutal ratio hole, but a few more strong appearances could put him back into consideration for a rotation spot despite his current 8.06 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 49:32 K:BB through 48 innings.
Smyly (ankle) will head to the bullpen but won't be placed on the 10-day injured list, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Previous reports broke the news that Smyly would lose his next start, raising speculation that the ankle sprain which had been bothering him would send him to the injured list. That does not appear to be in the team's plans for now. The Rangers will go with a bullpen day for Smyly's next turn in the rotation Friday against the Reds, though his long-term replacement hasn't been announced.
Smyly (ankle) will not start Friday against the Reds, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Smyly is dealing with an ankle sprain. For now, he'll be listed as a member of the bullpen, but there's a good chance he winds up on the injured list instead. He's hardly a significant loss for the Rangers at this point, as he owns an 8.40 ERA through 45 innings of work. The team has not announced who will start in his place.
General manager Jon Daniels acknowledged Monday that Smyly could be a candidate for the 10-day injured list while the southpaw continues to deal with lingering effects of a sprained ankle that first surfaced in mid-May, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. "[The ankle] has been a bit of a limiting factor for him," Daniels said. "He hasn't been able to fully push off all the time...We don't have a lot of options. There's not a ton of pitching readily available."
A trip to the IL would provide convenient cover for the fact that Smyly's rotation spot is clearly on thin ice while he maintains an 8.40 ERA and 1.91 WHIP across 45 innings for the season. The Rangers plan to speak with Smyly before determining his next step, but if he isn't placed on the IL, there's a real chance that he gets sent to the bullpen. Joe Palumbo, who made a spot start for a doubleheader over the weekend, would likely rank as the top alternative to join the rotation Friday in Cincinnati. The next-best alternative would likely be Triple-A Nashville starter Seth Maness, though he would need to be added to the 40-man roster in such a scenario.
Smyly (1-5) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in three innings Sunday, striking out three batters and taking the loss to Oakland.
Smyly was cursed by a pair of two-run homers hit by Khris Davis and Matt Olson. Over his last three starts, the 29-year-old lefty has thrown just 11.1 innings, yielding 17 runs and seven long balls. His ERA now sits at a hideous 8.40 across 45 frames. He'll take the mound in Cincinnati on Friday.
Manager Chris Woodward said Smyly will remain in the rotation either as a starter or a primary pitcher behind an opener, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The question about Smyly's role is a relevant one after he gave up seven runs for a second straight start Tuesday. The left-hander is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery this season after last having pitched in the majors back in 2016. "I don't know if it takes a little while longer for things to come together after you've missed as much time with an injury as he has. But his stuff plays up when he executes. When he doesn't, it doesn't," said Woodward. Smyly is next scheduled to pitch Sunday at home against the Athletics, although it remains to be seen if he'll be on the hill to open the game.
Smyly (1-4) allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across 3.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Orioles.
Smyly immediately ran into trouble, allowing back-to-back homers in the first inning. He settled in to allow only one earned run across the second and third frames, but allowed another home run in the fourth inning prior to being pulled. This start was a microcosm of Smyly's season, as he has a 7.93 ERA and 1.86 WHIP across 42 innings, all while allowing 2.8 HR/9.
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