Brooks (2-7) took the loss Friday, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out two as the Orioles were routed 9-1 by the Red Sox.
If there was a silver lining to this performance for Brooks, it's that he managed to keep the ball in the yard after serving up seven homers over his prior three starts and 13 innings. The right-hander will carry a 6.49 ERA and 61:22 K:BB through 77.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Royals.
Brooks (2-6) took the loss Saturday against the Astros after surrendering nine runs on nine hits across three innings. He struck out four and walked none.
Brooks had zero luck fooling Houston as he served up four home runs and generated only four swinging strikes on 71 pitches. The 29-year-old has a 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 59:21 K:BB over 72.1 innings and should face the Red Sox next weekend.
Brooks (2-5) took the loss Friday as the Orioles fell 5-2 to the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander wasn't particularly efficient, throwing 59 of 97 pitches for strikes, and the O's didn't even get on the board until well after Brooks had made his exit. He'll carry a 5.45 ERA and 56:21 K:BB through 69.1 innings into his next start.
Brooks allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.
Brooks served up homers to Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, exiting with the game tied at five after racking up 96 pitches in his five innings. He's posted a 5.46 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 64.1 innings between the Orioles and Athletics this season, adding a 52:18 K:BB. Brooks will look to turn things around a bit when he draws the Blue Jays in a home start Friday.
Brooks (2-4) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 3.2 innings, striking out one and walking one in a 6-3 defeat for the Orioles.
Making his third start of the season, Brooks struggled from the outset in this contest, as the Diamondbacks knocked him around for all six of their runs before chasing him after 3.2 innings and 73 pitches. The 29-year-old right-hander now carries and a 6.00 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP over nine innings since arriving to the Orioles from the Athletics earlier this month.
Brooks is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Since Brooks had worked in a relief role for Oakland prior to being scooped up off waivers earlier this month, Baltimore has been steadily increasing his workload as the right-hander has transitioned back to starting duty. After tossing 32 pitches in his first outing with his new team July 13, Brooks raised his count to 56 pitches his last time out July 17. Expect Brooks to settle in around the 70-to-80-pitch range in his third start with the Orioles, which should give him a better chance of factoring into any decision.
Brooks is listed as the Orioles' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
After finishing out his time with the Athletics as a long reliever, Brooks was plugged into the Baltimore rotation for his team debut over the weekend. He no-hit the Rays for 2.2 scoreless innings (32 pitches) before bowing out of the contest, but Brooks plans to increase his workload even though he'll be returning to the mound Wednesday on three days' rest. He's targeting a 40-to-50-pitch count during the outing, which will hurt his chances of factoring into any decision.
Brooks threw 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision against the Rays in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. He did not issue a walk.
He faced a limited pitch count in his first start with the Orioles after coming over from Oakland on a waiver claim, but Brooks was close to perfect during his time on the mound, with the lone blemish being a hit batsman in the first. Brooks will have to gradually add to his pitch count (32) over his next several starts to get fully stretched out. The 29-year-old righty lines up for a home start against the Red Sox next weekend.
Brooks is scheduled to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Brooks was claimed by the Orioles off waivers last week and will be stretched out as a starter after pitching out of the bullpen with the Athletics over the last two months. The 29-year-old hasn't exceeded 40 pitches in an appearance since June 8 and figures to face a limited pitch count in his Baltimore debut.
Brooks was claimed off waivers by Baltimore on Saturday.
Brooks' 5.01 ERA in 50.1 innings for the Athletics this season is mediocre at best, but it doesn't take much to earn innings on the Orioles pitching staff. He started six games and relieved in nine more for Oakland, but it's not clear what his role will be in Baltimore. Josh Lucas was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Brooks was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The move clears a spot for Blake Treinen (shoulder) to return from the injured list. Brooks has been unremarkable at best this season, posting a 5.01 ERA in 50.1 innings. It's unclear if that will be enough for another team to pick him up as a fifth starter or a long reliever.
Brooks, who fired two scoreless innings in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, now has a 2.70 ERA,.189 BAA and .262 wOBA allowed across the 10 innings covering his last four appearances.
Brooks has been utilized rather sparingly since the end of April, with a rocky opening month of the season (2-3 record, 5.74 ERA) likely playing a large part. The right-hander had begun the campaign as a starter, but he's subsequently been utilized as both a primary pitcher after an opener and as a traditional reliever as well. Brooks' recent stretch does provide reason for optimism with respect to his value to the Athletics, but the fact he's yet to see any hold opportunities essentially negates his utility as a fantasy asset.
Brooks is an option to make a spot start Monday against the Rays, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Brooks would be nothing if not well rested, considering he's logged just one appearance since May 16, and a one-inning outing at that. The right-hander does have plenty of starting experience, however, and his first six appearances of 2019 were actually in that capacity. The 29-year-old right-hander also covered four innings as a bulk reliever on May 11 against the Indians, leaving open the possibility he could alternatively be deployed similarly versus Tampa behind an opener.
Brooks came out of the bullpen and pitched the final inning of Thursday's 17-3 win over the Tigers, serving up three runs on three hits while striking out two.
After making his first six outings of the season as a starter, Brooks has been used in relief in both of his appearances thus far in May. With the Athletics listing Daniel Mengden as their starter for Saturday, it appears safe to conclude that he's displaced Brooks in the rotation. Brooks' usage in the ninth inning of a blowout suggests he won't be in line for much more than a mop-up role out of the Oakland bullpen.
Brooks will not start Saturday's game against the Indians with Liam Hendriks working as an opener.
Brooks was listed as Saturday's starter, so while he will not be on the mound for the first pitch, he still figures to be counted on to pitch the majority of the innings in the game.
Brooks is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Indians.
Brooks will return to the mound for the first time since April 30 after a pair of off days allowed the Athletics to rearrange their pitching schedule and temporarily get by with a four-man rotation. He'll re-enter the fray for the second game of the series with Cleveland, looking to even his 2-3 record on the season. Poor run support hasn't been the cause of his troubles in those starts, as his 5.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP illustrate.
Brooks (2-3) took the loss at Boston on Tuesday by allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out two and walked three.
Brooks retired the side in order during the third inning but the Red Sox otherwise consistently found themselves on the basepaths. The 29-year-old served up two home runs and has now given up eight in his last five starts. Brooks has a 5.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB heading into next week's start versus the Reds.
Brooks allowed three earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven across five innings Wednesday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brooks had a strong outing soured mostly by two home runs. The rest of his line was fairly impressive, highlighted by 14 swinging strikes and zero free passes. Brooks has had wild swings in results early on, allowing five earned runs in two of his five starts, but recording a quality start in two others.
Brooks (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.
Brooks has alternated good and bad starts early on; he shut out the Red Sox over six innings in his first start, followed up with a stinker at Houston, and then beat Baltimore before this step backward. He wasn't fooling anyone Friday, inducing just six swinging strikes on 91 pitches. Brooks gets the Rangers next week, fortunately at home in Oakland.
Brooks (2-1) allowed three runs on three hits, struck out three and walked three across six innings in a victory against the Orioles on Thursday.
The 28-year-old yielded a homer to the second batter of the game and then allowed just one hit over the next five innings. Brooks started the seventh, but he allowed a walk and single to begin the frame and then exited. Unfortunately, the Athletics bullpen let both inherited runners score. Still, Brooks improved to 2-1 and owns a 4.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 17 innings. His next start will likely come against the Astros.
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|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||7||7||4.17||16||16||1||1||0||103.2||113||51||48||13||3||11||67|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||12||3||3.88||25||23||1||0||1||139.0||151||67||60||14||1||25||97|
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|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||0||1||4.70||2||2||0||0||0||7.2||11||8||4||2||0||1||2|