Lucchesi (7-7) earned the win Wednesday against the Mariners, allowing one run on six hits and two walks across 6.2 innings. He struck out nine.
A pair of singles plated a run in the first inning, but Lucchesi quickly rebounded and kept the Mariners from scoring again before exiting with two outs in the seventh inning and an 8-1 lead. The funky left-hander has now registered back-to-back quality starts after a five-run blowup against the Diamondbacks earlier in the month. He'll carry a 3.59 ERA into his next start, which will come on the road against the Diamondbacks.
Lucchesi threw six innings Thursday, allowing two runs on one walk and five hits in the 4-3 loss to the Rockies. He struck out six and gave up a homer in the no-decision.
Lucchesi kept Colorado off the board for most of the afternoon before coughing up a solo shot to David Dahl in the fifth inning and later a sac fly from Nolan Arenado. The 25-year-old lefty lowered his ERA to 3.74 in 98.2 innings this season. He'll take the mound again next Wednesday at home against Seattle.
Lucchesi has been pitching through a hand injury suffered in batting practice back in July, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It's unclear when the injury occurred, and Lucchesi didn't discuss what exactly the issue is, but he said it was affecting his grip, particularly of his curveball. The injury could be showing up in his stats, as he has a 5.40 ERA and a 4.0 BB/9 over his last four starts. Without knowing the specific nature or severity of the issue, it's difficult to say when it will go away, though Lucchesi did say that his hand keeps improving, so a trip to the disabled list appears unlikely.
Lucchesi (6-7) was charged with the loss after giving up five runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out six over four innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Lucchesi didn't have his best stuff on the mound, and Arizona's powerful lineup made him pay for his shortcomings. The silver lining for the rookie's fantasy owners were the six punchouts, upping his season ratio to 9.6 K/9 over 92.2 innings. Things don't get easier for Lucchesi in his next start, as he is scheduled to face the Rockies on the road at Coors Field next Thursday.
Lucchesi tossed 5.2 innings Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits in the 10-6 win over the Cubs. He struck out nine and gave up one home run in the no-decision.
It was a solid performance from the rookie southpaw, dropping his season ERA to 3.70 in 82.2 innings. Most of the damage against Lucchesi came from Javier Baez, who hit a solo home run and an RBI double off him. The 25-year-old will take a strong 87:28 K:BB into Saturday's start at home against the Phillies.
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|2016||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||0||2||1.35||14||10||0||0||1||40.0||27||7||6||0||0||2||53|
|2016||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||0||0||0.00||1||0||0||0||0||2.0||4||0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||6||4||2.52||14||14||0||0||0||78.2||56||26||22||9||2||19||95|
|2017||AA-San Antonio Missions||5||3||1.79||10||9||0||0||1||60.1||46||17||12||3||1||14||53|