Ray (4-3) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in 4.1 innings to take the loss against the Orioles on Friday.
Ray had recorded double-digit strikeouts in each of his last two starts, but he was unable to get into a similar rhythm Friday. He gave up a leadoff home run in the first inning and allowed another run to come across by giving up three singles in the bottom of the fifth. The southpaw has posted a 3.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 97:19 K:BB in 74.2 innings across his first 13 starts of the year. Ray tentatively lines up to make his next appearance on the road against Miami on Wednesday.
Ray (4-3) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 in six innings to earn the win against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Ray has now struck out at least nine batters in each of his last three starts, and he's picked up two wins during that time. He allowed a solo home run in the second inning before giving up a two-run double in the fifth, but he got plenty of run support from Toronto's offense in the 18-4 win. The southpaw tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Baltimore on Friday.
Ray completed 6.1 innings against the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and no walks while striking out 13. He did not factor in the decision.
The southpaw was dominant in the start, registering a season-high 13 strikeouts and inducing 21 swings-and-misses. He didn't allow a run until the seventh inning, when the White Sox broke through for a run on an Andrew Vaughn homer. Toronto's offense offered little support, however, managing only one run to keep Ray from picking up the win. The veteran lowered his season ERA to 3.36 with the strong outing, and he has allowed exactly one run in three of his past four starts. Ray will look to extend the strong stretch in his next start, which is lined up to come against Boston at Fenway Park on Sunday.
Ray (3-2) allowed one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out nine across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Marlins.
Ray ripped through the Marlins' lineup, generating 22 swinging strikes on 96 total pitches to back up his nine strikeouts. The only damage against him came in the fifth inning, when Starling Marte delivered an RBI double. For the season, Ray has a 3.57 ERA with 69 strikeouts across 58 innings and 10 starts.
Ray (2-2) took the loss to the Yankees in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez both took the lefty yard, Nos. 13 and 14 allowed by Ray this season. Credit to Ray for not compounding those issues with a ton of walks like in seasons past -- he has amazingly handed out only 12 free passes in 52 innings so far in 2021. Ray will take a 3.81 ERA and 1.12 WHIP into his next start, which projects to be a "home" matchup against the Marlins in Buffalo.
Ray allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out seven across seven innings in the loss to the Rays on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
The only damage against Ray came via a solo home run by Mike Zunino in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for Ray, he did not receive enough run support to get the win despite giving his best performance of the season. The 29-year-old has really struggled with keeping the ball in the park. He is tied with Tarik Skubal with most home runs allowed in all of baseball. Although he's surrendered 12 long balls in eight starts, he has managed to carry a respectable 3.42 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 47.1 innings.
Ray (2-1) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out nine in 5.2 innings to earn the win against the Phillies on Sunday.
Ray has now struck out at least nine batters in each of his last three starts. He tossed four scoreless frames to begin Sunday's game but allowed four runs across the fifth and sixth innings prior to his removal. The left-hander has now posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 40.1 innings across seven starts this season. Ray tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Rays on Saturday.
Ray allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 10 hitters over six innings Tuesday against Atlanta. He did not factor into the decision.
Ray got off to a bumpy start after allowing two singles and a walk, which led to a first-inning run for Atlanta. He later would also give up two solo home runs before his day was over. The 29-year-old has had a bit of an issue so far with the long ball, as he's given up eight so far over his first six outings; however, he's relatively reliable otherwise while logging at least five innings and surrendering three or fewer runs in each of his starts. He'll look to notch a win in his next scheduled start, slated for this weekend at home against the Phillies.
Ray hurled six innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out nine. He did not factor in the decision.
Ray served up a pair of solo shots -- one each to Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano -- but was otherwise fairly dominant, inducing 21 swinging strikes and punching out nine batters. Most remarkably, he did not walk a single batter for the third straight start after issuing nine free passes over his first 10 innings of the campaign. The southpaw finished with a 17.9 percent walk rate last season but has cut that number nearly in half in 2021 thanks to his recent streak of excellent control. Not coincidentally, Ray's walkless stretch has resulted in his first three quality starts of the campaign, and he has struck out 23 batters across 18.2 innings over that span. He'll try to keep the the impressive stretch going in his next start, which is tentatively slated for Tuesday at Atlanta.
Ray (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 13-5 victory over Atlanta, allowing two runs on five hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
The lefty took a shutout into the seventh inning before an Ozzie Albies homer helped end Ray's night. It was still an outstanding performance from the 29-year-old, who tossed 68 of 95 pitches for strikes as he delivered his second straight quality start, and Ray will take a 2.78 ERA and 20:9 K:BB through 22.2 innings into his next outing, likely to come next week in Oakland.
Ray allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out nine across six innings Saturday in the loss to the Rays. He did not factor in the decision.
Despite allowing two home runs, Ray posted a quality start to keep the game tied when he was relieved. Ray's command was much better Saturday compared to his first two starts. He had nine strikeouts and zero walks, compared to six strikeouts and nine walks in his first two appearances. The 29-year-old will look for his first win of the season Friday against Atlanta.
Ray tossed five scoreless innings Sunday against the Royals. He gave up four hits and six walks while fanning three in a no-decision.
Ray got into trouble early, as he had the bases loaded with one out in the first inning, but he came away unscathed from that jam. He also had the bases loaded in the second and two runners on in the third, but he didn't allow runs despite allowing 10 baserunners during his outing. Ray has pitched 10 innings in two starts this season but has had major control issues, posting a 6:9 K:BB in that stretch.
Ray (0-1) took the loss Monday as the Jays fell 3-1 to the Yankees, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out three.
The veteran lefty wasn't able to match his spring dominance in his first regular-season start of the year, and instead Ray looked like his usual inefficient self, tossing only 50 of 84 pitches for strikes. Aside from a Kyle Higashioka homer however, Ray did hold the Yankees' offense mostly in check. He'll look for a better result in his next outing, set for Saturday in Kansas City.
The Blue Jays activated Ray (elbow) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Yankees.
Ray was able to complete a 63-pitch simulated game last week without issue, allowing him to clear the final hurdle in his recovery from a bruised left elbow. The Blue Jays likely won't ask the southpaw to work much beyond 80 pitches in his 2021 debut, so the expected workload limitation coupled with the tough matchup against the Yankees doesn't make Ray the most appealing streaming option. He'll line up for a second start of the week Saturday in Kansas City.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed that Ray (elbow) would start Monday's game against the Yankees, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
The Blue Jays will wait until Monday before officially activating Ray from the 10-day injured list, but the lefty received the green light to make his 2021 season debut after he checked out fine during a 63-pitch simulated game Wednesday. Ray will assume the rotation spot of Tanner Roark, who will shift to a long-relief role.
Ray (elbow) felt good after throwing 63 pitches during a simulated game Wednesday, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
Pitching coach Pete Walker said over the weekend the left-hander is "really close" to returning from the injured list, so the simulated game may have been the final step before being activated. If that's the case, Ray likely won't be immediately ready for a full starter's workload given he hasn't cleared the 70-pitch mark in his rehab work.
Ray (elbow) will throw a live batting practice session Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Sunday that Ray is "really close" to making his return. Manager Charlie Montoyo didn't have an exact pitch count for Wednesday's throwing session but said that Ray could throw around 70-80 pitches. If all goes well Wednesday, Ray could return to game action in the near future.
Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Sunday that Ray (elbow) is "really close" to returning from the 10-day injured list, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Ray appears to have come out of his bullpen session Friday without any setbacks to his bruised elbow, and at this point, Walker said the lefty just needs to build back up after a brief shutdown period. He'll likely throw again Monday or Tuesday, and if all goes well, Ray could be ready to rejoin the rotation at some point during next weekend's series with the Angels.
Ray (elbow) has been throwing at 100 percent and will throw off a mound Friday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Ray suffered an elbow injury late in camp, though the issue was among the least concerning elbow problems for a pitcher, as it was nothing worse than a bruise and came while falling down some stairs rather than while pitching. The injury was bad enough to send him to the injured list to start the year, but it doesn't look as though he'll need to miss much time.
Ray (elbow) will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Ray was already expected to miss his first start of the season due to a bruised elbow. However, manager Charlie Montoyo announced Wednesday that the southpaw will be placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29. T.J. Zeuch will likely start for the Blue Jays during Sunday's game against the Yankees, and it's not yet clear whether Ray will be cleared to make his season debut when he's first eligible to return from the injured list April 8.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/18||@ BAL||L 1-7||1||4.1||6||2||2||5|
|06/13||@ BOS||W 18-4||1||6.0||4||3||3||10|
|06/08||@ CHW||L 1-6||6.1||5||1||0||13|
|06/01||vs MIA||W 5-1||1||6.0||6||1||2||9|
|05/27||@ NYY||L 3-5||1||4.2||5||4||2||5|
|05/22||vs TB||L 1-3||7.0||5||1||0||7|
|05/16||vs PHI||W 10-8||1||5.2||7||4||1||9|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||ASX-Vermont Lake Monster||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0.00||0.000|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||100.1||20||19||0||7||6||0||75||44||106||4.23||1.498|