Barria didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Astros, allowing one run on four hits and three walks over five innings while striking out three.
Despite the strong outing, he was actually in line for the loss, as Justin Verlander was absolutely brilliant for Houston opposite him, but Barria was taken off the hook when both bullpens suffered meltdowns in the eighth inning. The 22-year-old will carry a 3.54 ERA into his final start of the year Friday at home against the Athletics.
The 22-year-old couldn't quite pick up his 11th win of the season, but he pitched well enough to allow his team to procure the one-run victory. He's been solid overall in his 24 starts for the Angels this season, as he's now sporting a 3.61 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP to go along with a 91 strikeouts in 119.2 innings. He'll take the mound next against the Astros on Saturday.
Barria (10-9) surrendered four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two over three innings in a loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Barria struggled with his control, throwing just 31 of his 60 pitches for strikes in an abbreviated outing. The 21-year-old was coming off a pair of scoreless starts, but Monday's rough outing serves as a reminder that he is best left as a streaming option in favorable matchups. Barria will look to rebound in a home start against the Mariners on Sunday.
Barria (9-8) picked up the win in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Astros, allowing three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out four.
Houston only managed to get one runner into scoring position against the right-hander, but after Martin Maldonado and George Springer hit consecutive one-out singles in the third inning, Barria calmly stranded Maldonado at third base by retiring Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve. Barria will carry a 3.46 ERA into his next start Wednesday on the road against the Rangers.
Barria allowed one earned run on seven hits and one walk while striking out five across five innings Sunday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
Despite allowing eight baserunners, Barria limited the damage by allowing only one extra-base hit. He generated an impressive 14 swinging strikes and induced 10 of his 15 outs via either groundball or strikeout. Limiting home runs has been key for Barria, and in his four August starts he has allowed only one home run across 20.2 innings, which has resulted in him surrendering only five earned runs.
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