Gray (7-6) earned the win Friday against the Padres after tossing 6.1 innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and three walks while fanning four.
Gray has gone undefeated over his last seven starts, posting a 3-0 record with a strong 2.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 in that span. Plus, the right-hander hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in four straight appearances and has posted five quality starts during that aforementioned seven-game span. He's going through his most dominant run of the season.
Gray worked five innings and didn't factor into the decision Sunday in the Rockies' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. He gave up two runs on four hits and and three walks while striking out four.
Aside from allowing a pair of solo home runs to Chris Taylor, Gray otherwise quieted a typically potent Dodgers offense, albeit one that was without the services of Mookie Betts (hip), Cody Bellinger (hamstring), Max Muncy (paternity list) and Corey Seager (hand). Through 18 starts, Gray is sporting a 3.67 ERA, which matches the career-best ratio he posted in 2017. Sunday's outing may have been Gray's last with the Rockies, as the impending free agent is sure to be a popular target in trade talks leading up to Friday's deadline. If he isn't moved, the right-hander tentatively lines up to start the Rockies' game that day in San Diego.
Gray allowed two runs on six hits and a pair of walks over seven innings Sunday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.
Gray put together his fourth consecutive quality start, limiting the Dodgers to a two-run homer by Justin Turner in the third inning. The performance lowered Gray's ERA to 3.68, which would challenge the career-best 3.67 mark he posted in 2017. The 29-year-old is 6-6 on the year with a 1.22 WHIP and 87:37 K:BB in 93 innings, and his home ERA (3.22 in nine starts) at Coors Field is actually considerably better than his road number (4.54 in seven starts).
Gray (6-6) won Sunday's 3-1 game against San Diego, allowing one run on three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
Gray's only problem inning was the second, when he loaded the bases with none out but was able to induce two grounders to escape the jam with just one Padre crossing the plate. He fell in line for the win following a Chris Owings home run in the top of the seventh to bring his overall record back to .500 at 6-6. He enters the break having tossed three consecutive quality starts and sporting a solid 3.77 ERA.
Gray didn't factor in the decision against Arizona on Tuesday. He pitched six innings and gave up three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight.
The veteran looked to be in for a rough outing when the first four hitters he faced in the game each slugged a double. Those two-baggers yielded three Arizona runs, but they were all the Diamondbacks ended up mustering against Gray on the evening. Following the barrage of doubles, Gray retired 10 straight hitters and gave up only two more hits -- both singles -- the rest of the way. He finished with his second straight quality start and seventh overall on the season. Gray will carry a 3.94 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively lined up to come Sunday at San Diego.
Gray (5-6) picked up the win Wednesday against the Pirates, fanning five while allowing two runs on two hits and four walks across six innings.
While the four free passes are less than ideal for the right-hander, Gray should feel good about the direction he's heading in after another strong start. The two runs he yielded in the first inning mark his only blip across 11 innings since being activated from the injured list June 25, and he now holds a respectable 3.89 ERA on the campaign. Gray lines up to take the ball Tuesday in Arizona.
Gray allowed five hits and no walks while striking out 10 in five innings during Friday's loss to the Brewers. He didn't factor into the decision.
Gray returned to the mound after he missed the last three weeks with a right elbow strain, and he was dominant Friday while throwing 83 pitches. He racked up double-digit strikeouts for the 15th time in his career, which tied Pedro Astacio for the most appearances with double-digit strikeouts in franchise history. The right-hander hasn't earned a win since May 5, and his performance Friday was his first scoreless appearance of the season. Gray tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Pirates on Wednesday.
Gray (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's start at Milwaukee.
The 29-year-old missed the past three weeks with a strained right elbow, but he'll rejoin the rotation in Friday's series opener. Gray had a 2.54 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through his first five starts of the campaign, but he posted a 5.71 ERA in his previous seven outings before landing on the injured list.
Gray (elbow) will return from the 10-day injured list to start Friday's series opener in Milwaukee, MLB.com reports.
Gray received the green light to return from the IL after he struck out six while allowing two runs over four innings in his rehab start last weekend at Triple-A Albuquerque. He tossed 62 pitches in that outing, so he'll likely only have a light workload restriction as he steps back into the Colorado rotation. Gray has been on the shelf since June 5 with a right flexor strain.
Gray (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Gray is slated to serve as the starter for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, and he could rejoin the Rockies' rotation next weekend in Milwaukee if all goes well. The right-hander threw a bullpen session Thursday and has recently been working on the timing of his delivery.
Gray (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Gray was hopeful that his next throwing session would be a simulated game, but he said that he needs to work on the timing of his delivery before he faces hitters. However, the right-hander said that he feels healthy, and it's encouraging that he'll be able to resume mound work Thursday. A timetable for his return to the major-league rotation isn't yet clear.
Rockies manager Bud Black said Gray (elbow) will play catch from 90-to-100 feet Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray is initiating his throwing program just under a week after he was pulled from his start against the Athletics with a right flexor strain. The injury appears to be mild, and the right-hander looks on track to return from the injured list shortly after he's first eligible to return July 15. Black said the Rockies plan to have Gray ramp up the intensity of his throwing program over the weekend, when the right-hander will presumably advance to pitching off a mound and facing hitters in live batting practice.
Gray (elbow) is traveling with the team and will start playing catch Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Manager Bud Black has expressed optimism about Gray's elbow soreness. Gray landed on the injured list June 5, but since he has no structural damage, he should be on track to return in the near future.
Rockies manager Bud Black said Saturday that the MRI on Gray's elbow revealed no structural damage, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Saturday with a right flexor strain. This latest update resembles much better news for the right-hander, and per Nick Groke of The Athletic, the plan is for Gray resume throwing at some point during the upcoming road trip. An exact timeline for when he could rejoin the Rockies' rotation isn't known at this point, but a mid-June return figures to be a best-case scenario.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor strain Saturday.
Gray left Friday's start against Oakland with a forearm/elbow issue, and he's been diagnosed with a flexor strain after further testing. It's not yet clear when he'll be cleared to return to game action. Chi Chi Gonzalez will serve as a starter while the right-hander is sidelined.
Gray left Friday's game against the Athletics with right elbow soreness and tightness in his forearm, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray allowed five runs on four hits and two walks in 2.1 innings prior to his departure, and manager Bud Black said that the right-hander's injury contributed to his lackluster performance. The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but Gray's status will become clearer after further testing.
Gray was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with an apparent injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gray was visited by a trainer with one out in the top of the third inning, and he was removed from the game with an unspecified injury. The nature and severity of the issue aren't yet clear.
Gray is now scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Athletics, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Earlier in the week, Gray was listed as the Rockies' probable starter for Thursday's series finale with the Rangers at Coors Field, but manager Bud Black ultimately elected to push the right-hander back a day in the pitching schedule, allowing Austin Gomber to get the nod Thursday. Both Gomber and Gray made starts in the May 29 doubleheader with the Pirates, so the late switch in the pitching schedule won't affect the other members of the rotation.
Gray fell to 4-5 on the season after allowing three runs in three innings of work in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers, striking out two while walking three and allowing four hits.
None of Gray's innings were clean, though all the damage was done in the second inning. He allowed each of the first four runners to reach base, including a walk to opposing starter JT Brubaker, with the first three coming around to score. Gray has now allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last three starts, striking out just six total batters across that stretch.
Gray won't pitch as scheduled Friday at Pittsburgh after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The contest will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, and Gray will take the mound for the Rockies in the first game of the twin bill, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/30||@ SD||W 9-4||1||6.1||4||2||3||4|
|07/25||@ LAD||L 2-3||5.0||4||2||3||4|
|07/18||vs LAD||W 6-5||7.0||6||2||2||7|
|07/11||@ SD||W 3-1||1||6.0||3||1||3||7|
|07/08||@ ARI||W 9-3||0||0||0|
|07/06||@ ARI||L 3-4||6.0||6||3||1||8|
|06/30||vs PIT||W 6-2||1||6.0||2||2||4||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||R-Grand Junction Rocki||13.1||4||4||0||0||0||0||15||2||15||4.12||1.298|