by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle endured another rough outing as he was pegged with the loss Friday night against the Yankees.
Buehrle (1-3), who made his ninth start of the season, surrendered two runs through his first six innings before giving up three in the seventh. The left-hander was charged with five runs and six hits over six innings of work. He struck out four and walked three in a 5-0 defeat. He has gone 1-10 in 15 starts against the Yankees.
Buehrle has not won a decision since April 15. He is scheduled to take the hill Wednesday at home against the Rays. He allowed seven runs in six innings of work in his previous meeting against Tampa Bay on May 6.
Mark Buehrle rebounds in Boston
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle rebounded from a disastrous outing his last time out with a solid game Saturday in Boston. After giving up seven runs over six innings in Tampa, Buehrle was able to hold the Red Sox to just one run over seven strong innings.
Buehrle allowed five hits and two walks over 105 pitches with five strikeouts for Toronto. Unfortunately for him, Darren Oliver gave up a one-run lead and Buehrle had to settle for a no-decision.
His ERA is still high at 6.19, but Toronto is hoping it gets more outings like this one out of Buehrle, who had allowed at least five earned runs in each of his previous three starts. The big thing for Buehrle Saturday was keeping the ball in the yard. He'd allowed eight homers over his previous three starts.
Buehrle makes his next appearance Friday on the road in the American League East when he heads to New York.
Mark Buehrle struggles again
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Toronto manager John Gibbons gave catcher Henry Blanco a start Monday in Tampa Bay to try something new for struggling starter Mark Buehrle, MLB.com reported before the game. It didn't work.
Buehrle managed to avoid another loss as Toronto rallied to take a lead in the top of the ninth, but his ERA is 7.02. He did pitch five shutout innings, but was hit for seven runs in the third.
The Rays got an RBI single from Kelly Johnson, a grand slam from Evan Longoria and a two-run homer by Luke Scott. The Blue Jays' starter allowed nine hits and two walks over six innings and 107 pitches with five strikeouts.
The 34-year-old has allowed at least five earned runs in three-straight outings and has only allowed fewer than five runs twice over his first seven starts.
Buehrle (1-2) will next start Saturday at Boston.
Jays manager trying new approach with struggling veteran
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Success has eluded Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle early on this season, as he heads into Monday's start at Tampa Bay with a 6.43 ERA and having allowed five or more runs in four of six starts. In an attempt to help Buehrle get on track, manager John Gibbons made the decison to have Henry Blanco catch the veteran left-hander Monday.
"Just wanted to try it one game, see what happens," Gibbons said, per the Toronto Star.
Gibbons added he made this decision on his own without input from Buehrle and he said starting catcher J.P. Arencibia was "not happy." Gibbons said he "didn't expect (Arencibia) to be (happy)."
Mark Buehrle can't keep the ball in the yard
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle struggled with home runs for the second start in a row Wednesday against the Red Sox. He allowed three home runs in 6 2/3 innings on his way to his second straight loss.
Buehrle was not sharp in the outing, allowing seven hits and three walks, including the three home runs. He allowed a two-run shot in the second inning and two solo ones in the fourth. Buerhle struck out just one batter, his lowest total of the season. The Blue Jays lost, 10-1.
Buehrle is now 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA through the season's first six games. He has allowed 44 hits and nine walks in 35 innings of work for a 1.51 WHIP. Buehrle has already allowed nine home runs on the year, including multiples in three of his six starts.
Buehrle is set to make his next start Monday against the Rays.
Mark Buehrle suffers first loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle was hit hard as he suffered his first loss of the season Thursday night against the Yankees.
Buehrle (1-1), who made his fifth start of the season, had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he surrendered three home runs, including a three-run shot to Robinson Cano in the third inning to lose the lead. The left-hander was charged with five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings of work in a 5-3 defeat.
Buehrle has a 6.35 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. He will try to bounce back Wednesday at home against the Red Sox. He is 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA in his last five starts against Boston.
Mark Buehrle solid in no-decision
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle was solid on Saturday against the Yankees. He just wasn't good enough to win against Hiroki Kuroda.
Buehrle settled for a no-decision as he surrendered three earned runs on eight hits and a walk over seven solid innings. He struck out seven and was hurt by a Vernon Wells home run in the first inning.
The biggest damage off Buehrle came in the fifth when Kevin Youkilis singled home two runs. He threw 108 pitches and his ERA is at 6.26 on the year.
Buehrle has been solid over his last two outings, giving up just five runs over 13 1/3 innings. He allowed 11 runs over his first two starts spanning 9 2/3 frames, so that is a definite improvement. He'll look to continue improving in his next turn Thursday at the Yankees.
Mark Buehrle beats former team
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle took the hill against his former team, the Chicago White Sox, on Monday night. He was just as the Sox remembered him: A winner.
Buehrle, who won 161 games as a member of the White Sox, won his first with Toronto. He gave up two RBI singles in the first inning, but didn't allow another run for the duration of his performance in a 4-3 win.
The 34-year-old regrouped after his first inning and ended up allowing just the two runs on nine hits and two walks over 6 1/3 frames. He struck out three and threw 102 pitches, lowering his ERA to 7.31.
Buehrle had allowed 11 earned runs over his first two starts spanning 9 2/3 innings, but was much sharper and more opportune Monday as he improved to 1-0. Buehrle will look to earn win No. 2 with the Blue Jays when he next takes the hill Saturday at home against the Yankees.
Mark Buehrle let off the hook
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Blue Jays veteran hurler Mark Buehrle had to get off to a late start on Wednesday afternoon in Detroit. Taking the mound after a two hour and eight minute rain delay, Buehrle certainly didn't appear to be at his best.
The Toronto starter gave up a run apiece in the first and second innings and then came apart in the fifth with four runs allowed. In all, Buehrle surrendered six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and two walks over just 4 1/3 innings. The Blue Jays did manage to take a lead in the top of the seventh inning, however, so Buehrle was afforded the no-decision.
Buehrle struck out two batters and threw 96 pitches to get just one out into the fifth. His ERA after two starts and 9 2/3 innings sits at 10.24 after he gave up six runs over 5 1/3 in his Toronto debut against Cleveland.
The 34-year-old will look to get his Blue Jays career back on track in his next outing scheduled for Monday at home against the Chicago White Sox.
Mark Buehrle blasted for six runs in Blue Jays debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle was rocked for six earned runs on seven hits and a walk in his regular-season debut with his new team Thursday, escaping with a no decision. He struck out four batters and allowed two home runs while throwing 88 pitches.
Buehrle also hit two batters in the game, an odd sight for someone who usually exhibits great control. He hit just seven batters in 95 starts combined from 2010 to 2012. The last time he plunked two batters in the same game was in his season debut in 2009 as a member of the White Sox.
Buehrle will look to get back on track when he faces the Tigers in Detroit next week.
Mark Buehrle keeps Phillies in check
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle took the hill for his final tune-up of the spring Friday against the Phillies.
Buehrle finished his spring campaign on a high note, tossing five scoreless innings of two-hit ball to secure a 1-0 victory. He also struck out five and did not issue a walk as he finished spring training with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP through six starts.
He is expected to make his first start of the season Thursday against the Indians. Buehrle is 15-17 with 4.77 and a 1.39 WHIP in 46 career starts against Cleveland.
Don't sweat Mark Buehrle's spring
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/28/2013) After five games this spring, Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle has a 6.23 ERA and 2.15 WHIP. While the seven walks in 13 innings pitched are a little disconcerting, Buehrle is no stranger to having fat spring ERAs, with a 6.62 mark last year and a 4.49 career spring ERA.
There's some worry that the move to the American League will kill his value, but Buehrle played most of his career with the White Sox and his 2012 ERA with Miami (3.74) was higher than his 2011 with the White Sox (3.59). He's a sure bet for 200 innings (the last time he failed to pitch 200 in a season, Bill Clinton was president), and can be a dependable fifth starter, who will get you a sub-4.00 ERA/1.30 WHIP. There aren't a lot of striekouts to be had, but with Buehrle giving you those ratios for 200 innings, you can take some risks elsewhere on the staff.
Poor inning hurts Mark Buehrle
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle was rocked for four runs and eight hits over four innings of a 10-6 win over Houston in a Grapefruit League game Tuesday. Buehrle surrendered all of the runs in the fourth inning, including two on a homer by Brandon Barnes, as his spring ERA swelled to 6.23. He had allowed just one run in each of his last three starts before Tuesday. Buehrle struck out four and walked one.
Buehrle sharp against Bucs
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) Toronto starter Mark Buehrle was pretty sharp on Wednesday during a Cactus League start against the Pirates. The veteran allowed only one earned run over 3 2/3 innings in an eventual 10-inning loss. He allowed four hits, walked one and did not strike out a batter in the performance. "I was glad to get out and get up and down four times," Buehrle said of pitching into the fourth. "Obviously, pitch count was good, but when you're resting, have to wait five or 10 minutes between outings and have to get up each inning -- that's also helping build up too. Walks, I was trying to get a little too fine in a couple of situations, but overall felt good."
Buehrle unusually wild
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/7/2013) Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle had an atypical day on the mound Thursday, as he threw only eight of 21 pitches for strikes in his Grapefruit League start against the Orioles. Buehrle walked three batters while striking out none, as he allowed one run over two innings. The lefty's day got off to a bad start as he allowed a leadoff homer to Nolan Reimold, but he only gave up one other hit the rest of the way. Buehrle's spring ERA now stands at 6.75.
Buehrle working up to speed
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Making his second start of the spring, Blue Jays pitcher Buehrle allowed one run and three hits over two innings during Toronto's 5-4 Grapefruit League win over Tampa Bay on Friday. Buehrle struck out two and walked two, finishing his outing by retiring Sean Rodriguez on a flyout to escape a bases-loaded jam. None of his pitches exceeded 83 mph on the radar gun. "Velocity doesnt mean much to me," he told reporters. "The only time I notice (radar gun readings) is if the ball is put in play and I happen to be looking in that area. Id love to throw 90 to 95 mph but thats not me. If Im getting groundballs and its 80 mph and Im getting guys out, thats good enough for me."
Buehrle knocked around by O's
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Toronto starter Mark Buehrle made his Blue Jays debut against the Orioles in spring training action on Sunday. He did not fare well. Buehrle pitched a scoreless first inning but could only get one out into his second frame before Baltimore knocked him around a bit. Buehrle gave up a single to Lew Ford followed by a two-run homer to Steve Pearce. He was pulled after allowing the next two batters to reach on singles in favor of Bobby Korecky.
Buehrle listed as No. 3 starter
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced his starting rotation for the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon. R.A. Dickey will be take the ball on opening day against the Indians and be followed by Brandon Morrow, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and Ricky Romero. Buehrle, who was traded to the Toronto during the offseason, went 13-13 with a 3.74 ERA over 31 starts for the Marlins last season.