Newcomb (1-7) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. He struck out eight and did not factor into the decision.
Tasked with a difficult matchup at hitter-friendly Coors Field, Newcomb did well Tuesday to limit the Rockies to just three runs over six innings while giving his team the opportunity to pull out the victory. The young lefty allowed solo shots to Nolan Arenado, Mark Reynolds and Trevor Story but was able to piece together his second consecutive quality start. Newcomb has been a serviceable back-end starter for the Braves this season, but he's really only a viable fantasy option against weaker National League opponents. He's scheduled to take on the Reds on Sunday.
Newcomb (1-7) took the loss Wednesday against the Phillies, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts over six innings.
There are certainly some positives to take away from this one for Newcomb, who showed improved control after walking 22 over his previous five starts. The rookie also continued to excel at keeping the ball in the park, lowering his HR/9 to 0.92 by not allowing a homer in this one. Still, this was only his second quality start in the past seven outings and Newcomb's ERA remains an unimpressive 4.45. Things are unlikely to get any better in his next start Tuesday at Coors Field.
Newcomb (1-6) fell to the Dodgers on Thursday after allowing three runs on four hits with seven walks and seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
It took Newcomb 110 pitches to get 14 outs, and he actually did well to limit the damage as much as he did given the career-high seven walks. Control continues to be a major issue for the rookie left-hander, who has now issued a whopping 22 free passes in 25 innings over his past five starts. Newcomb has showcased excellent strikeout potential with a 9.40 K/9, but he can't be relied upon to work deep into games until he finds a better feel for the strike zone. He'll host the Phillies in his next start Wednesday.
Newcomb (1-5) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Phillies.
Newcomb was staked to a two-run lead in the second inning and left the contest with a 3-1 lead before the bullpen blew the lead in the ninth inning, keeping him from picking up his second win of the year. This was the first time in five July starts in which he's allowed fewer than three runs, and with a 4.51 ERA along with a 1.46 WHIP, he's been a marginal fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Dodgers.
Newcomb allowed three runs on three hits and five walks while striking out nine across six innings of work. He didn't factor into the decision.
Although Newcomb did place 65 of his 104 pitches in the strike zone, he caused himself a lot of grief during the first few innings of his start by setting a new season high for walks in a game. That being said, the only dent the Dodgers were able to make off him was the three-run homer Austin Barnes clobbered in the fourth inning. The nine strikeouts are also a season high, so although he walked away with a no-decision, he continues to be a high-risk high-reward option in the Braves' rotation. He'll make his next appearance Saturday on the road against the Phillies.
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