Irvin completed six innings against Kansas City on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
For six innings Friday, Irvin kept the Royals off the scoreboard. However, Salvador Perez greeted him with a leadoff homer in the seventh frame, and Irvin was pulled after the following two batters reached base on singles. Irvin still had a chance to earn a win after his exit, but the Royals' bullpen eventually lost the lead and the contest. Still, the southpaw's appearance was a positive one as he notched his second straight quality start and went exactly six innings for the third straight outing. Irvin is lined up to next face the Angels at home Wednesday.
Irvin (4-7) earned the win over Colorado on Saturday, hurling six innings and allowing one run on six hits and one walk while striking out five.
The southpaw finished with his first quality start since May 15, rebounding nicely after allowing 13 earned runs over 15.2 innings across his previous three starts. Irvin also notched his highest strikeout total since striking out nine Blue Jays on May 4. He induced 15 swinging strikes in the contest and kept Colorado off the scoreboard after allowing a first-inning run. Irvin will carry a 3.89 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday at home versus Kansas City.
Irvin (3-7) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Angels.
Despite the unsightly line, Irvin was decent for most of his outing Sunday. All four runs allowed came during a brutal second inning, including a solo home run by Jared Walsh and a two-run double by David Fletcher. His ERA jumped to 4.12 as he took a loss for the third straight start and fourth in his last five appearances. Irvin is lined up to start in Colorado next weekend.
Irvin (3-5) took a loss against Seattle on Tuesday, allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk with two strikeouts over 4.2 innings.
Irvin ran into trouble in the first and fourth, allowing seven runners and all four runs in those two innings. He's been known to pitch to contact during his brief career, but he's given up a little too much of it over his last four starts, as he's posted just an 8:6 K:BB with 14 runs (13 earned) on 27 hits over 22.2 innings. In the four-start stretch that preceded this contact-heavy skid, Irvin posted a 29:3 K:BB, so he's shown that he's capable of missing more bats, but consistency is clearly eluding him.
Irvin (3-5) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings in a loss to Houston on Thursday.
The 27-year-old southpaw has struggled with consistency at times, but this was one of his worst starts, as he allowed a season-high five runs. Irvin labored through a three-run third inning and allowed a two-run home run to Houston catcher Martin Maldonado in the fourth. For the year, Irvin has a 3.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB across 52.2 innings. He's projected for a favorable matchup against light-hitting Seattle next week.
Irvin gave up one run on five hits and two walks across 6.2 innings during Saturday's 5-4 loss at Minnesota. He had two strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The left-hander surrendered a run during the first inning but otherwise blanked the Twins to deliver his fourth straight quality start, though the bullpen surrendered four runs during the eighth inning to squander the victory. Irvin has pitched well in 2021 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 39:8 K:BB over 48.2 innings.
Irvin (3-4) took the loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, pitching six innings and allowing three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three.
The lefty continued to impress in the starting role for the Athletics, as he recorded his fourth quality start on the year. He tossed 53 of 82 pitches for strikes and had relatively strong command all afternoon. Irvin has an ERA of 3.29 along with a 1.07 WHIP and 37:6 K:BB across 41 innings. He has been a bright spot in the Athletics' rotation.
Irvin (3-3) earned the win over Toronto on Tuesday, pitching eight innings and allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out nine.
The southpaw became the first Athletics pitcher to complete eight frames this season while striking out a season-high nine batters. He tossed 71 of 102 pitches for strikes and allowed only one extra-base hit in the contest. The strong outing lowered Irvin's season ERA to 3.09 to go along with a 34:5 K:BB across 35 innings. He has been especially impressive over his past four starts, compiling a 1.42 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He'll try to keep rolling in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday at home versus Tampa Bay.
Irvin (2-3) took the loss Wednesday, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings as the A's were blanked 2-0 by the Rays. He struck out eight.
The southpaw set a new season high in strikeouts while delivering his second quality start, but it went to waste as Oakland's bats fell silent. Irvin continues to pitch well enough to hang onto a rotation spot, and he'll take a 3.67 ERA and 25:4 K:BB through 27 innings into his next outing.
Irvin (2-2) allowed one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out six in 5.1 innings to earn the win against the Orioles on Friday.
Irvin had some trouble limiting traffic on the basepaths Friday, but he was able to minimize run production to earn his second consecutive win. The southpaw gave up four runs in each of his first two starts of the season, but he's now given up just one run while striking out six in 11.1 innings across his last two outings. Irvin will attempt to keep his momentum going on the road against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Irvin (1-2) earned the win against Detroit on Saturday, pitching six innings and allowing four hits and no walks while striking out six.
After giving up four runs in each of his first two starts, Irvin was masterful Saturday, throwing a first-pitch strike to 17 of 23 batters and yielding zero extra-base hits. He tossed 93 pitches (63 strikes) in his six innings for his first quality start of the campaign. The southpaw will look to build upon the superb outing in his next start, currently slated for Friday at Baltimore.
Irvin (0-2) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.
Irvin continued his regular-season struggles, as he's now given up eight runs (all earned) and 12 hits in 9. innings across two starts. The 27-year-old barely beat out Daulton Jefferies and A.J. Puk for a rotation spot with a great spring, and he's already in danger of losing that role.
Irvin (0-1) took the loss Saturday as the A's fell 9-1 to the Astros, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over 4.1 innings while striking out two.
The southpaw rode an impressive spring to the fifth starter role in Oakland, but Irvin's regular-season debut for the A's left a lot to be desired. He threw only 55 of 82 pitches for strikes, but on the bright side he didn't give up too much hard contact as only one of the seven hits off him went for extra bases, and two of his earned runs scored after he left the game in the fifth when his replacement, Lou Trivino, was greeted by a Yordan Alvarez three-run homer. Irvin is is line for a rematch with the Astros in Houston on Thursday, but it wouldn't be too surprising if the A's elected to give one of the pitchers he beat out for a rotation spot, Daulton Jefferies or A.J. Puk, a look instead.
Irvin appears to be the Athletics' temporary fifth starter after both A.J. Puk and Daulton Jefferies were optioned Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Irvin probably won't make too many starts in the role, as Mike Fiers (hip) doesn't appear to be facing a long-term absence. Though he had an excellent spring, Irvin holds limited fantasy appeal, as he owns a 6.75 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 17.2 percent strikeout rate in 45.1 career major-league innings.
Irvin recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed just a hit and two walks over six innings in a Cactus League win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Irvin, who already came into the outing with a 1.50 ERA, was masterful while facing a Dodgers lineup replete with regulars, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. His dominance couldn't have been more timely, considering the Athletics announced Friday that Mike Fiers (hip) will start the season on the injured list. The southpaw is still competing with the similarly impressive Daulton Jefferies and A.J. Puk for the vacancy that absence creates, but Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports Irvin's candidacy is unsurprisingly strong in the eyes of his boss. "I know it's just a spring training game, but when you're coming down to the end and you're fighting for a spot, and you run up against the lineup like this and pitch in a fashion that he did, that carries a lot of weight," manager Bob Melvin said.
Irvin, who has a 1.50 ERA and 8:1 K:BB across 12 spring innings, is making a case for the Athletics' expected season-opening rotation vacancy, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "We're still stretching him out to be a starter, so nothing has been decided there," manager Bob Melvin said. "Depending on Mike [Fiers], we know we have four starters. It's the fifth spot that is still up for grabs at this point. [Irvin's] sinker is terrific, and he uses his breaking ball just enough. He's still competing."
Irvin logged three starts in 16 appearances for the Phillies as a rookie back in 2019, but he's opened a pair of games this spring and worked four scoreless, two-hit innings in relief during Friday's Cactus League loss to the Cubs. Gallegos notes that caliber of performance is making Irvin a surprise candidate to potentially fill in for Mike Fiers (hip) early in the season, and that even if that fails to come to fruition, the southpaw has strengthened his case to make the Opening Day roster in some capacity.
Irvin was traded from the Phillies to the Athletics on Saturday for cash considerations, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Irvin spent most of the 2020 season at the Phillies' alternate training site after allowing seven runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out four over 3.2 relief innings. The southpaw has worked as a starter and reliever in the past and could serve as a swingman for his new club in 2021.
Irvin was optioned to the Phillies' alternate training site Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Irvin struggled in his relief appearance Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 1.2 innings. He'll now return to secondary camp after the Phillies recently acquired several relievers to bolster their bullpen. Given the team's revamped pitching staff, it's unclear whether Irvin will return to the majors at some point in 2020.
Irvin was recalled from the Phillies' alternate training site prior to Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
The 6-foot-4 southpaw has given up four runs while striking out one in two innings in the majors this season. He will work in low-leverage spots going forward.
Irvin was optioned to the alternate training site after Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Braves, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Irvin earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but allowed four runs on five hits over one frame during his lone appearances. The 26-year-old will look to receive another chance with the Phillies later in the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/11||vs KC||W 4-3||6.0||6||1||0||4|
|06/05||@ COL||W 6-3||1||6.0||6||1||1||5|
|05/30||vs LAA||L 2-4||1||6.0||6||4||0||3|
|05/25||vs SEA||L 3-4||1||4.2||10||4||1||2|
|05/20||vs HOU||L 4-8||1||5.0||8||5||2||1|
|05/15||@ MIN||L 4-5||6.2||5||1||2||2|
|05/09||vs TB||L 3-4||1||6.0||4||3||1||3|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||84.1||13||13||0||5||3||0||66||24||72||4.07||1.141|
|2018||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||161.1||26||25||1||14||4||0||131||35||135||2.57||1.055|
|2019||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||93.2||17||16||0||6||1||0||65||14||113||3.96||1.363|