Akin (0-3) took the loss Monday against the Astros, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks across four-plus innings. He struck out five.
Akin's outing got off to a solid start, with the southpaw scattering a pair of hits and a walk across a scoreless first two innings. Things fell apart quickly in the third, however, with two hits and two walks setting up a three-run homer for Yordan Alvarez to put Houston up 5-0. He settled down for a scoreless fourth frame but was chased after allowing a leadoff single in the fifth. Since recording a solid scoreless outing June 4, Akin has allowed an unimpressive 16 earned runs on 19 hits during a three-start losing streak. He'll look to turn things around when he toes the rubber over the weekend against the Blue Jays in Buffalo.
Akin (0-2) allowed eight earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out seven across 5.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against Cleveland.
Akin suffered through a five-run third inning, when he allowed six baserunners -- five of which reached on hits. He managed to minimize the damage from there, though Matt Harvey allowed two inherited runners to score, further bloating Akin's line. More positively, Akin did strike out seven, a performance backed by 16 swinging strikes on 96 total pitches. After beginning the season in the bullpen, Akin has now taken four consecutive turns through the rotation and allowed 12 earned runs across 19.1 innings while also racking up 17 strikeouts.
Akin (0-1) yielded three runs on five hits and three walks over four innings Friday, striking out two and taking a loss against the Rays.
Akin gave up a run on an RBI groundout by Manuel Margot in the third inning but most of the damage came from Brandon Lowe's two-run blast in the fourth. It was Akin's third straight start finishing at least four innings, but his season ERA jumped to 4.13. He's projected to take the mound in Cleveland next week.
Akin allowed three hits and one walk while striking out four in five scoreless innings in Friday's win over Cleveland. He didn't factor into the decision.
Akin was dominant in his second consecutive start, but he didn't get any run support from the Orioles early in Friday's contest. The southpaw has allowed just one run in 9.2 innings across his last two starts, but he's had to settle for no-decisions in each appearance. If Akin gets another turn through the rotation, he tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Tampa Bay on June 11.
Akin is slated to start Friday's game against Cleveland, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Akin will be awarded a second turn through the Baltimore rotation after he limited the White Sox to one run over 4.2 innings in his first start of the season May 30. Over five outings in total with Baltimore, Akin maintains a 4.80 ERA, but a 3.59 FIP and 17.2 K-BB% suggest that he's pitched better than the ERA would imply.
Akin allowed a run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings versus the White Sox on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
The southpaw's lone run surrendered came on a Billy Hamilton solo home run in the third inning. Other than that, Akin was able to work around putting seven batters on base. The 26-year-old has a 4.80 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB across 15 innings. Sunday was his first start of the season, but he pitched well enough to get another look in a struggling Baltimore rotation.
Akin will rejoin the starting rotation after Dean Kremer was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Kremer was initially listed as the starter Sunday's game against the White Sox, so Akin tentatively lines up to make his first start of the season in that contest. The southpaw has made four relief appearances to begin the year, posting a 6.10 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 10.1 innings.
Akin allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three in three innings of Tuesday's 7-4 loss to Minnesota.
The southpaw allowed an RBI double to Alex Kirilloff in the sixth inning and a solo home run to Rob Refsnyder in the eighth. Akin threw 29 of his 45 pitches for strikes. He's mostly logged multi-inning assignments out of the bullpen since joining Baltimore's big-league roster earlier in May. He hasn't found much success with a 6.10 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB across 10.1 innings in four appearances.
Akin allowed three runs on four hits with one strikeout over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.
Starter Jorge Lopez lasted only two innings, so Akin was called upon for a long-relief assignment. In two appearances spanning 4.1 innings, he's struck out three batters and walked none. The 26-year-old was a starter in the minors, but he'll likely need to be stretched out at the major-league level since he dealt with a finger injury that impacted his availability in April.
Akin was recalled by the Orioles on Monday.
Akin showed promise despite a mediocre 4.56 ERA in his 25.2-inning debut last season, as he combined a strong 30.2 percent strikeout rate with a roughly average 8.6 percent walk rate. He failed to make the team's Opening Day roster following a poor spring but is back with the team after making just a single Triple-A appearance. Six of Akin's eight appearances as a rookie came as a starter, but he'll fill a long-relief role for now, per Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.
Orioles director of player development Matt Blood said Akin (finger) will start Friday for Triple-A Norfolk, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
While he was gearing up for the minor-league season at the Orioles' alternate site in Bowie, Akin sustained a gash on his left index finger that required stitches, but he appears to have bounced back quickly. He could face a limited pitch count in his 2021 debut Friday, but Akin should be an option to join the big club if the Orioles require another starter at some point this summer.
Akin recently received stitches on his left index finger after he cut himself with a knife at home, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Akin was in consideration to start Saturday's matchup against Oakland, but he was unable to do so following his finger injury. Wade LeBlanc will instead take the mound for Baltimore to begin Saturday's game. Akin has been working at the Orioles' alternate training site to begin the season, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume throwing.
Akin was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Akin started six games for the Orioles last year but will begin the 2021 campaign in the minors. The southpaw made four appearances (two starts) for Baltimore this spring and allowed 10 runs on 15 hits and seven walks while striking out 14 in nine innings.
Akin allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over three innings Sunday, striking out four in the win over Toronto. He did not factor in the decision.
Most of the damage against Akin came in the third inning, when he allowed a pair of homers to Vladimir Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel. After he left the game down 4-1, Baltimore's offense blew up for six runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined. Akin finishes the 2020 season with a 1-2 record and 4.56 ERA in 25.2 innings.
Akin (1-2) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Red Sox. He allowed four runs (two earned) on eight hits while fanning six across four innings.
Akin has averaged 7.25 strikeouts per outing across his last four starts, something quite impressive considering he hasn't pitched more than 5.1 innings in any of those games. The ability to miss bats is clearly there and he is also getting results, as he has allowed more than three earned runs just once all year long.
Akin (1-1) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out nine across five scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against Atlanta.
Akin held Atlanta's lineup in check throughout his time on the mound, allowing nothing more than a single. He also punched out a career-best nine batters on the strength of 19 swinging strikes across 93 total pitches. It's been a mixed bag for Akin through four career starts, as he's maintained a 3.38 ERA and struck out 25 batters across 18.2 frames. However, he's also struggled with his command, surrendering nine free passes in that span. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday at Boston.
Akin (0-1) took the loss in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk over only two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one.
Both games in the twin bill started badly for the O's -- Alex Cobb gave up two homers before recording an out in the matinee, and then Akin couldn't get out of the first inning at all. The rookie southpaw had looked good in his first two big-league starts, but Friday's quick outing sent his ERA soaring to 4.61.
Akin won't start Thursday after the game against the Yankees was postponed.
Thursday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday. Akin will take the mound for Game 2 of the twin bill, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Akin pitched 5.1 scoreless innings versus the Yankees on Saturday, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out eight. He did not factor in the decision.
Akin threw 91 pitches (57 strikes) in Saturday's game while locked in a pitchers' duel with Gerrit Cole. Unfortunately for Akin, the Orioles' bats didn't come alive until he was out of the game. He lowered his ERA to 2.08 with a 1.15 WHIP and 15 strikeouts across four appearances (two starts) spanning 13 innings. The 25-year-old lines up for a rematch with the Yankees on Friday in his next start.
Akin is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Mets, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
As expected, Akin will receive a second turn through the rotation after making his first MLB start in Monday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. He tossed 81 pitches in the outing, working 4.1 innings and surrendering three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Manager Brandon Hyde suggested earlier in the week that Akin would likely have his workload monitored carefully the rest of the season, so 25-year-old shouldn't be expected to see his pitch count increase much from Monday.
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|06/21||vs HOU||L 2-10||1||4.0||6||5||4||5|
|06/16||@ CLE||L 7-8||1||5.2||8||8||3||7|
|06/11||@ TB||L 2-4||1||4.0||5||3||3||2|
|06/04||vs CLE||W 3-1||5.0||3||0||1||4|
|05/30||@ CHW||L 1-3||4.2||5||1||2||4|
|05/25||@ MIN||L 4-7||3.0||3||2||0||3|
|05/20||vs TB||L 1-10||3.0||5||2||1||4|
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