Lauer (3-4) allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out two through 5.2 innings to pick up the win Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Lauer hasn't completed the sixth inning since May 22, but he owns a solid 3.60 ERA and is 2-1 over his last three starts. Still, Lauer's K:BB is an uninspiring 40:24, including a 12:9 mark over his past 15 innings. Despite the fact that his last three starts have been serviceable, there's not enough here to start believing in him yet. He'll get another chance to prove himself Tuesday against the Athletics.
Miami had runners on base in every inning against the left-hander, but he managed to hold the opposition off the board until Lewis Brinson's fourth-inning sac fly finally opened the floodgates. Lauer's seven walks were easily a season high, but he's issued multiple free passes in five straight starts, leaving him with a 38:24 K:BB through 39.1 innings to go along with his 6.64 ERA. The rookie will next take the mound Wednesday in St. Louis.
Lauer (2-3) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in a win over the Reds on Saturday.
Curt Casali got to Lauer for a home run in the second inning, but the lefty was otherwise effective, if far from dominant (just three swinging strikes on 87 pitches). Lauer stranded multiple baserunners in a couple frames and got out of the third by picking off Joey Votto at first base. He's had a couple decent outings lately, but Lauer has allowed 51 hits in 34.1 innings this season and has topped five strikeouts in just two of his eight starts. Up next: a road matchup in Miami.
Lauer (1-3) was hammered for five runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 2.1 innings as he took the loss Monday against the Marlins.
Lauer has failed to complete the fifth inning in three of his last four starts and has made just two quality starts in seven chances this season. He induced just three swinging strikes in 63 pitches and gave up three doubles among his seven hits. Joey Lucchesi is still dealing with a hip strain, but at this rate, Lauer has to be on the hot seat once Lucchesi looks ready to return.
Lauer allowed one earned run on six hits while walking two and striking out seven across six innings Tuesday against the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
Lauer put together one of his better starts of the season, with the only real blemish being a solo home run he allowed to Bryce Harper. He generated 13 swinging strikes, a mark well above his season-long rate, but his velocity and pitch mix remained similar to prior starts. As a result, despite the solid effort, he remains difficult to roster in most mixed-league formats.
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