Newcomb (8-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the Padres, allowing two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out seven.
Jose Pirela led off the game with a double and Hunter Renfroe drew a walk with one out, but after that Newcomb was firmly in control, retiring the last 13 batters he faced and throwing 59 of 84 pitches for strikes, including 15 swinging strikes, before exiting. The left-hander now has nine quality starts in 14 games on the year and has held the opposition off the scoreboard entirely in six of them. He'll take a 2.70 ERA into his next outing Friday at home against the Orioles.
Newcomb hadn't lost since his first start of the year, but that streak finally came to end, as the Dodgers knocked him around in this contest. He's still having a great season, as he's posted a 2.92 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 74 innings. He'll also get a tasty matchup as he looks to bounce back from this defeat, as he's set to take the mound against the Padres next Saturday.
Newcomb (7-1) struck out four in six scoreless innings for a win against the Padres on Tuesday, allowing three hits and three walks.
Newcomb hasn't lost a game since his first start of the year on April 2, and has now accumulated eight quality starts on the season. The young lefty has registered scoreless outings (going at least six innings) five times this year, resulting in an excellent 2.49 ERA. Newcomb's .201 batting average against is tied for fourth in the NL, while his seven wins are tied for second in the league. He will next face off against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Newcomb (6-1) allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Nationals.
While Newcomb didn't rack up his usual number of punchouts, he still managed to generate 12 swinging strikes on 93 pitches. That was enough to keep the Nationals lineup off balance, as they managed only one extra-base hit against him. It was a nice bounce back effort after he managed to work only three innings against Boston in his last start. In addition to his strong ERA, Newcomb is now tied for third in the National League with six wins.
Newcomb gave up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four over three innings Saturday in Boston. He did not factor in the decision.
The electric lefty just didn't have it in his first career start in Fenway Park, needing 88 pitches (48 strikes) to get through three frames. Prior to this outing, Newcomb's shortest start of the year was a 4.1-inning April 2 loss to the Nationals. He had given up just one run over 25 innings in his previous four starts, so this rough showing only upped his ERA to 2.75. His next start will likely come Thursday at home against the Nationals. The Braves have taken every opportunity to give him an extra day or two of rest in between outings when possible, but considering they have a doubleheader Monday against the Mets, that seems unlikely to happen this time around.
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