Mahle (5-6) threw 6.1 shutout innings and allowed just three hits and two walks with one strikeout to earn the win Wednesday against the Royals.
Mahle had three shutout starts prior to this one, but none had gone as long as Wednesday's 6.1 innings. He didn't miss many bats, but he didn't have to, as the Royals couldn't do anything with his fastball. All eight fastballs the Royals put into play turned into outs as he pounded the zone with strike after strike. It certainly doesn't hurt that the Kansas City lineup he faced didn't possess a single batter with a slugging percentage over .500. Still, he recorded his first quality start since May 5 against Miami and will take a 3.96 ERA into his next start, another interleague affair Wednesday against the Tigers.
Mahle didn't factor into the decision Thursday against the Rockies, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks across five innings. He struck out six.
It was another short outing from Mahle, who continues to struggle pitching deep into games. While the 23-year-old has allowed just two runs over his last two starts, each outing lasted five innings, and he's now completed six frames in just five of his 13 starts this season. Mahle now owns a 4.33 ERA and 67:26 K:BB through 68.2 innings. Next up is a favorable matchup on the road against the Royals.
Mahle had been hit with four earned runs in each of his last three starts prior to this one, but the right-hander was able to bag his fourth win of the season with this strong effort against the Padres. He's managed a respectable 61 strikeouts in his 63.2 innings, and he's scattered a few lockdown outings like this one through his 12 starts this season. However, he's also had a few clunkers that have contributed to a 4.38 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP that have limited his ability to establish himself as a consistently trustworthy fantasy option.
Mahle didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Rockies, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks over five innings while striking out four.
The right-hander threw 58 of 102 pitches for strikes while tying his season high in free passes. Mahle has had a tough May, delivering only one quality start in five outings with a 5.33 ERA and 18:11 K:BB through 25.1 innings, but he'll get a chance to begin June on a much better note in Friday's road start against the Padres.
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|2017||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||7||3||1.59||14||14||1||1||0||85.0||57||15||15||5||2||17||87|