Fleming pitched 6.1 innings against Seattle on Saturday, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five. He did not factor in the decision.
The left-hander looked to be in for a short outing after a second-inning grand slam by J.P. Crawford gave Seattle a 5-2 lead, but Fleming toughed out 6.1 innings and 110 pitches and ended up with a no-decision. He gave up five runs for the second time in his past three outings, though he had a four-inning, no-hit, no-run appearance between the two appearances. Fleming's lack of strikeouts -- he has fanned only 38 batters over 62.2 frames -- limits his fantasy appeal, but his 3.59 ERA and 1.07 WHIP are useful ratios. He has worked almost equally as a starter and bulk reliever this season, so it's unclear how he'll be deployed in his next outing.
Fleming (6-4) allowed only one walk and struck out three over four scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday over Baltimore.
Michael Wacha opened the game, allowing a run in two innings before Fleming took over on the mound. That arrangement worked out well, as Tampa Bay took over the lead on Fleming's watch, and he was able to pick up his sixth win of the season. The southpaw has a 3.20 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 33:13 K:BB across 56.1 innings this season. He's started five of his 11 appearances, and he's tentatively scheduled to make his next outing in Seattle during next weekend's series. It's unclear if he'll work as a traditional starter or behind an opener.
Fleming is slated to serve as the Rays' bulk reliever behind opening pitcher Michael Wacha in Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
While filling a traditional starting role his last time out June 4 in Texas, Fleming gave up a season-high five runs and 10 hits while working seven innings in the loss, snapping a four-game winning streak in the process. The Rays are hopeful that by pitching behind Wacha, Fleming will be able to churn out better results, even though he'll likely be in store for fewer innings. Fleming still projects to work longer than any Rays pitcher Sunday, making him the most likely candidate to factor into any decision.
Fleming (5-4) took the loss Friday, coughing up five runs on 10 hits over seven innings as the Rays were downed 5-4 by the Rangers. He struck out two without walking a batter.
The lefty wasn't hit particularly hard, as only two of the 10 hits went for extra bases, including a Joey Gallo solo shot in the fifth inning, but Fleming still came out on the wrong end of the decision in his longest outing of the year. He'll take a 3.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 30:12 K:BB through 52.1 innings into his next appearance.
Fleming will start Friday's game in Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He worked behind an opener en route to the win in his last appearance, and he has secured the win in four of his last five appearances, although he only started one of those five games. Fleming has pitched exceptionally well this season (2.98 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) and the Rangers are a pretty nice matchup on paper, but he is slightly less likely to qualify for the win working as a true starter.
Fleming (5-3) earned the win in relief Sunday against the Phillies after allowing two runs on four hits while fanning five across 4.2 innings.
Fleming has started in five of his nine appearances this season but looked impressive here, as he was called upon duty in the first inning and earned his fifth win of the campaign. He owns a 2.98 ERA across 45.1 innings in 2021.
Fleming is scheduled to serve as the Rays' bulk reliever Sunday against the Phillies when he enters the contest behind opener Collin McHugh, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tampa Bay will presumably turn McHugh loose for 2-to-3 innings before giving way to Fleming, who is following an opener for his second turn through the rotation in a a row. Fleming has fared better as a traditional starter than a bulk reliever through four outings apiece in each role; he's posted a 1.69 ERA in 21.1 innings as a starter compared to a 4.19 ERA in 19.1 innings as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen.
Fleming (4-3) earned the win Sunday against the Blue Jays after tossing six innings in relief as a tandem with Michael Wacha, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning two.
Fleming gave up season-worst figures in runs, hits and home runs allowed, but he still got the win after the Blue Jays' bullpen melted in the ninth. The left-hander will try to leave this outing behind him as soon as possible, though it remains to be seen whether he'll stick in the rotation or if he will continue as a long-relief alternative. He owns an excellent 2.88 ERA this season.
Fleming is scheduled to work as a bulk reliever behind Michael Wacha (hamstring) in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Though the Rays will be activating one of their Opening Day rotation members in Wacha from the injured list, the right-hander apparently isn't built up to handle a traditional starting role coming off a three-week absence. As such, Fleming is expected to cover the majority of the innings Sunday in what marks his first appearance in a week. Fleming turned in his best outing of the season last weekend against the Mets, striking out five and allowing just one baserunner over five scoreless frames en route to capturing his third win of the season.
Fleming (3-3) earned the win Sunday against the Mets after tossing five scoreless innings, giving up one hit and fanning five.
Fleming has moved in and out of the rotation, but he delivered one of his best outings of the season thus far. He's now given up one or fewer runs in five of his seven appearances in 2021 and has improved his ERA to an excellent 2.34 mark.
Fleming will start Sunday's game against the Mets, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
This will mark the fourth start of 2021 for Fleming, who has also made three relief appearances and has posted a 2.73 ERA in 29.2 total innings pitched. Fleming could match up nicely against the Mets' lefty-heavy lineup.
Fleming will work as the primary pitcher behind opener Luis Patino against the Yankees on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 24-year-old will work as a bulk pitcher for a second straight outing after giving up three runs over five innings while picking up the win Thursday. Overall Fleming has a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB over 25.2 innings this season.
Fleming (2-3) was credited with his second victory in a win over the Angels on Thursday, allowing three earned runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out three.
Fleming got his 15 outs on a relatively efficient 67 pitches, with his one big mistake coming in the form of a Shohei Ohtani two-run home run that he allowed in his first inning on the hill. The versatile southpaw has yet to allow more than three earned runs in any one outing, and Thursday's performance leaves his ERA and WHIP at a solid 2.81 and 1.13, respectively.
Fleming will serve as a bulk reliever behind opening pitcher Collin McHugh in Thursday's game against the Angels, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
For the second time in his five appearances on the season, Fleming will be working out of the bullpen. In his other outing as a primary pitcher April 25 against the Blue Jays, Fleming took the loss while giving up a run over 4.1 innings. Though following McHugh will likely suppress Fleming's innings count, it should increase the lefty's chances of factoring into any possible winning decision.
Fleming (1-3) took the loss Saturday as the Rays were downed 3-1 by the Astros, giving up three runs on three hits and five walks over six innings while striking out four.
The southpaw had walked only four batters in 14.2 innings coming into the weekend, but Fleming had trouble finding the plate Saturday and tossed just 59 of 98 pitches for strikes. Despite the inefficiency, he did record his first quality start in four trips to the mound. Fleming will take a 2.18 ERA and 12:9 K:BB through 20.2 innings into his next outing.
Fleming (1-2) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three in 4.1 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Fleming served as a traditional starter in each of his first two outings of the season, but he entered Sunday's game as the primary pitcher behind right-hander Luis Patino. Fleming was still relatively effective in Sunday's series finale, but he was charged with the loss since he gave up the only run of the game in the top of the fifth inning. Fleming has posted a 1.23 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 14.2 innings to begin the year. He lines up to make his next appearance at home against the Astros on Friday.
Fleming will serve as the primary pitcher in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming has served as a traditional starter in his two appearances this season, working 5.0 and 5.1 innings, respectively. He's been effective, maintaining 0.87 ERA with a 5:2 K:BB across 10.1 frames. While Fleming will lose the chance for a quality start, he could be in a strong position to earn his second win of the campaign.
Fleming (1-1) picked up the win Monday, giving up two hits and no walks over 5.1 scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over the Royals. He struck out three.
The southpaw got the hook after only 65 pitches (46 strikes), but he was more than efficient enough to qualify for the win. Fleming's lack of length and strikeouts does make him a somewhat dicey fantasy option, but there's a lot to like about his 0.87 ERA and 0.77 WHIP through 10.1 innings so far this season -- though he was facing softer offenses in the Rangers and Royals. He'll next take the mound at home Sunday in a tougher test against Vladimir Guerrero and the Blue Jays.
Fleming (0-1) allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rangers.
Fleming allowed only a solo home run to Nate Lowe, but didn't receive any run support and took the loss. He pitched well based on his ability to keep the ball on the ground, with nine of his 15 outs coming via groundout. This effort marked Fleming's first start of the season, and he projects to fill the fifth starter role in the Rays' rotation for the time being. Currently, he lines up to make his next start Monday at Kansas CIty.
The Rays recalled Fleming from their alternate training site Wednesday.
Fleming will slot into Tampa Bay's rotation for Wednesday's game against the Rangers as a replacement for Chris Archer (forearm), who was placed on the 10-day injured list over the weekend. As a rookie last season, the 24-year-old southpaw worked as a traditional starter and as a bulk reliever, but manager Kevin Cash suggested that Fleming would fill the former role Wednesday. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Cash said Fleming is built up to handle five or six innings, so if he's performing well, the southpaw should be able to pitch at least half the game before turning things over to the bullpen.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/19||@ SEA||L 5-6||6.1||7||5||2||5|
|06/13||vs BAL||W 7-1||1||4.0||0||0||1||3|
|06/04||@ TEX||L 4-5||1||7.0||10||5||0||2|
|05/30||vs PHI||W 6-2||1||4.2||4||2||0||5|
|05/23||@ TOR||W 6-4||1||6.0||8||4||1||2|
|05/16||vs NYM||W 7-1||1||5.0||1||0||0||5|
|05/11||vs NYY||L 1-3||4.0||3||1||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||50.1||9||7||1||3||3||0||38||9||51||4.13||1.198|
|2018||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||60.0||10||10||0||6||1||0||42||10||41||1.20||0.850|