by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm was hammered for seven earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays Friday, striking out four and taking the loss to drop to 5-5 on the season.
Grimm has allowed 19 earned runs on 22 hits and eight walks in 15 innings over three June starts. He'll try to get back on track against the A's Wednesday.
Justin Grimm has one bad inning in no-decision
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings during a no-decision Sunday at Toronto. Grimm allowed one home run and struck out six.
The Blue Jays scored their only runs against Grimm during a four-run third inning, which was highlighted by Adam Lind's three-run homer. Grimm avoided the loss after falling behind 4-0 thanks to Texas rallying for a 6-4 win.
Grimm is slated to be back on the hill Friday in a rematch against the Blue Jays.
"When I don't do that, that’s when I leave balls up in the zone and down the middle," Grimm said. "When I look back, it's been about two or three games where I've done this, but when you are competing, you aren't thinking about the process of your delivery. That is something that happens gradually over time. The past two days playing catch and throwing I've seen a tremendous turnaround."
Grimm threw an extra 20 pitches or so in the session, after allowing a .391 batting average to opposing hitters in his last three starts.
Justin Grimm has rough outing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/4/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm was hit hard in Boston Tuesday night. Grimm didn't get out of the second inning after allowing two in the first and six in the second.
Grimm (5-4) surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits -- including a Jackie Bradley two-run homer -- and three walks over 1 2/3 innings. His ERA is 5.13.
Grimm, who had one strike out, had won his previous three starts. Grimm's next start is Sunday at Toronto.
Justin Grimm gets plenty of support in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm held Arizona to four hits and no runs in his first five innings of a 9-3 victory Thursday. But the Diamondbacks scored three runs on four hits in the sixth. One of the runs was unearned thanks to a Leonys Martin error.
Grimm gave up eight hits and no walks, while striking out three. He threw 61 of 91 pitches for strikes. Grimm improved to 5-3, with a 3.93 ERA. He will next start Tuesday in Boston against the Red Sox.
Rain pushes Justin Grimm to Thursday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) The Wednesday night game between the Rangers and Diamondbacks was postponed and will be made up at a later date. The Rangers will have Wednesday's scheduled starter, Justin Grimm, start Thursday's game instead, FOX Sports reports.
Justin Grimm posts quality start in fourth win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm earned his fourth win of the season by holding the Mariners to three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Friday, giving up 10 hits while striking out five and walking none.
Grimm has quality starts and wins in each of his last two games after allowing 10 earned runs in 10 innings in his previous two starts. He'll bring a 4.05 ERA and 41:14 K:BB ratio into a start against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.
Justin Grimm breaks losing skid with quality start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm broke a string of three-straight losses by allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings against the Tigers Saturday. He struck out two in his third win of the season.
Grimm (3-3) allowed five earned runs in five innings in each of his two starts before Saturday. He'll take a 4.02 ERA and 36:14 K:BB ratio into Friday's game against the Mariners.
Justin Grimm gets vote of confidence
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm, who allowed five runs over five innings in a loss to Oakland Monday, was given a vote of confidence by manager Ron Washington Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
"I’m not concerned about him," Washington said. "Each game that he lost, he kept us in the game. He’s out there battling and fighting."
Grimm, who will make his next start against Detroit Saturday, insists this rough patch won't break him.
"April was a lot more fun," Grimm said. "But I’m going to keep my head high, do my work and turn the corner. It’s more fun when things are going good for you. You have to find ways to stay mentally strong when they aren’t."
Justin Grimm hit hard again
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm was pegged with his third straight loss during Monday's series opener against the Athletics. Grimm, who made his sixth start, allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in a 5-1 defeat.
The right-hander surrendered a pair of runs in the second before being touched up for two runs in the third on back-to-back solo home runs by Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss.
He was pulled after hitting Daric Barton with a pitch in the sixth and finished with three strikeouts and two walks, while taking his third straight loss.
Grimm, who is 0-3 with a 7.05 ERA over his last three starts, is scheduled to face the Tigers at home Saturday night.
Justin Grimm knocked around against Brewers
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm was knocked around a bit Tuesday against the Brewers. Grimm, who made his fifth start, allowed a season-high five runs on eight eights over five innings in the 6-3 defeat.
All five runs he surrendered came in the first inning as he allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base, including Ryan Braun who singled home the first run of the game. Carlos Gomez doubled home two runs two batters later before Yuniesky Betancourt put the finishing touches on the frame by belting a two-run home run.
Grimm was able to limit Milwaukee to just three hits over his next four innings of work but the damage had already been done. He was pulled after throwing 99 pitches and finished with seven strikeouts and three walks, while taking his second straight loss.
Grimm (2-2) will look to get back in the win column when he faces the Athletics in Oakland Sunday.
Justin Grimm showing some solid numbers
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Rangers rookie pitcher Justin Grimm has gotten off to a strong start this year.
Grimm's high strikeout totals have been surprising this year. His current 23.5 percent strikeout rate is higher than most of the rates he's shown in the minors. Grimm has been relying on his curveball for strikeouts in the majors. With two strikes, he's thrown the pitch 33 percent of the time against lefties and 38 percent of the time against righties.
It's unclear if Grimm's curve has been good enough to fool major-league hitters, or if teams haven't been able to study video of Grimm yet. Grimm has been solid in both starts against the Mariners, the only team to have seen him twice this year. As long as he continues to strikeout a batter per inning, Grimm is going to have some Fantasy value. His next start will come against the Brewers Tuesday.
Justin Grimm strikes out nine in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Making his fourth start of the year on the day he was named the AL Rookie of the Month for April, Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm struck out nine batters but surrendered three earned runs on six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings against the White Sox Thursday, taking his first loss of the season.
The nine strikeouts matched a career high set on April 21 against the Mariners, but Grimm's ERA rose to 2.28 in the quality start. He'll face the Brewers in Milwaukee in his next start.
Justin Grimm named AL Rookie of Month
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for April.
Grimm, who is the scheduled starter for Thursday's game against the White Sox, was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 17 innings over three starts in April. Teammate Nick Tepesch finished second in the voting.
Analyzing Justin Grimm's hot start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm's ownership has been creeping up since he was called up to replace Matt Harrison, a trend that will likely continue moving forward after another strong start Friday against the Twins.
Grimm now has a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings of work, with 15 strikeouts and just four walks. In a small sample size, those are ace-like numbers, and Grimm emerged as one of the most-viewed players in CBSSports.com leagues as Friday night progressed. The problem with getting too high on him from a Fantasy perspective is exactly that small sample size. When you look back at Grimm's minor-league career, you see a solid pitcher, but not the burgeoning front-line starter his numbers currently indicate.
Grimm's main skills in the minors were his control (2.6 BB/9) and his home-run prevention (0.4 HR/9). He posted acceptable strikeout rates, but only spent one season above 8.1 per nine, in 2011. It is possible he has made the jump, at 24, from a control specialist who racks up groundballs, but we need a bigger sample to say that.
Grimm is certainly worth monitoring and possibly even adding in deeper Fantasy formats -- just don't expect him to keep outpacing expectations in such an extreme manner.
Justin Grimm stays hot for Rangers
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm picked up his second straight win Friday night against the Twins. Grimm followed up his career-best nine-strikeout effort against the Mariners his last time on the mound by tossing seven shutout innings in the 4-3 win.
He allowed five hits and did not issue a walk, striking out four in the victory.
Grimm, who was able to lower his ERA to 1.59 after his latest outing, is slated to face the White Sox at home Thursday. He is 2-1 with a 6.19 ERA in four career appearances -- three starts -- at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Justin Grimm Ks nine for first win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm saw more than enough run support in his outing against the Mariners Sunday. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings in the 11-3 win.
An error led to a run in the opening frame and the right-hander gave up an RBI double to Endy Chavez in the fifth for his final damage.
Grimm, who threw 96 pitches, also struck out nine and walked one while earning his first win.
His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Twins.
Rain pushes Justin Grimm's start to Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Wednesday's game between the Rangers and the Cubs has been rained out. Texas scheduled starter Justin Grimm will have his start pushed back to Sunday and face the Mariners.
Justin Grimm's next start may be delayed
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) With an off day Monday, the Rangers could push Justin Grimm's next start back to April 20, according to the Dallas Morning News. It's also possible the Rangers won't need a fifth starter until April 22, the first day Matt Harrison is eligible to return from the diasabled list.
The timing of Grimm's next start will depend on Yu Darvish not suffering further injury in Friday's start against the Mariners. Darvish has dealt with irritation on his right ring finger in each of his last two starts.
Justin Grimm labors in first start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm lasted only four innings and claimed a no-decision during his season debut Thursday at Seattle after being bogged down by a high pitch count. Grimm, filling in for Matt Harrison (back) after he was placed on the disabled list earlier this week, allowed two runs and five hits during his second career major-league start.
The right-hander needed 24 pitches to complete the first inning, 27 in the second and 26 in the third while totaling 92 pitches (50 strikes) during his outing. He walked three and struck out two. Grimm is scheduled to stay in the rotation and make his next start Wednesday at the Cubs.
Rangers call up Justin Grimm
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) The Rangers have called up pitcher Justin Grimm.
Grimm will take Matt Harrison's spot in the rotation. He'll make his first start Thursday. Grimm started two games for the team last season, allowing 14 runs in 14 innings. He'll take on the Mariners Thursday.
Justin Grimm making his first start of the season
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm is set to make his first start of the season Thursday.
Grimm will be filling in for Matt Harrison, who was put on a disabled list with a back issue. The 24-year-old Grimm made two starts with the club last season. He's shown solid control over his minor-league career, but probably won't have a high strikeout rate in the majors.
Justin Grimm yet another promising Rangers prospect
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/10/2013) One day after Nick Tepesch grabbed the attention of the Fantasy world with a solid big league debut, the Rangers recalled Justin Grimm to join him in the rotation. Though Grimm is filling in for Matt Harrison (back), who may just be out for the minimum 15 days on the disabled list., he could stick around to hold down the spot currently occupied by Tepesch.
The two pitchers actually have similar statistical profiles, but while both have been good at getting ground balls, Grimm was even better than Tepesch at avoiding walks last season at Double-A Frisco. As contact pitchers, both are likely to experience volatility, so if Tepesch struggles in his upcoming starts, Grimm is good enough to steal the fifth starter's job away from him when Harrison returns.
With a scheduled start against the Cubs next week, Grimm is, at minimum, worth a pickup in AL-only leagues for Fantasy Week 3 (April 15-21).
Justin Grimm to replace injured SP
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Rangers have placed starting pitcher Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower back strain, according to FOX Sports Southwest. Justin Grimm will take Harrison's spot in the rotation Thursday at Seattle.
Grimm won his first start for Triple-A Round Rock April 5. He allowed one run on four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. Grimm was 1-1 with a 11.57 ERA in two starts for Texas last season.
Rangers send down Justin Grimm, Randy Wells
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Rangers have optioned fifth starter competitors Justin Grimm and Randy Wells to Triple-A.
Grimm, 24, posted a 9.64 ERA and allowed 15 hits and six walks in 9.1 spring innings. Wells, 30, allowed 17 hits (including three home runs) and six walks in 13 innings in 13 spring innings. These moves and the shift of Robbie Ross to the bullpen leaves Nick Tepesch as the last man standing in the Rangers' fifth starter competition.
(3/3/2013) After getting tagged for three runs in his spring debut, Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm had an even worse outing in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners. He allowed six run on six hits over 2 1/3 innings in the 7-6 loss. Grimm surrendered a two-run homer to Kendrys Morales in the first before Jesus Montero launched a two-run shot off the right-hander in the third. Grimm, who threw 58 pitches, also struck out four and walked two while taking his second loss of the spring.
Rotation chances looking Grimm
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Texas starting candidate Justin Grimm followed Martin Perez to the mound on Monday in Cactus League action against Colorado. Grimm was afforded two innings on the mound in his first bid at earning a rotation spot. That said, he struggled as he gave up three earned runs on four base hits and a walk.
Not so Grimm outlook
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm comes to camp looking to secure a spot in the starting rotation. Grimm is trying to incorporate a slider into his repertoire in hope it will help him win a rotation job. I tried to pick it up mid-year last year and my command started going haywire because my fastball started cutting from trying to throw the slider, Grimm said, per ESPN. I took a step back and said Id work on it in the offseason when I can work on my release point. Thats been going well. Im excited to show them Ive been working on it. I think it will be a good pitch this year. Ive been refining that two-seam as well. I had it last year and I threw it quite a bit toward the end.
Grimm a candidate to start
(1/18/2013) Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux told MLB.com Friday that Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Justin Grimm will be among the candidates to compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation this spring. Grimm made two starts for Texas last season, going 1-1 with an 11.57 ERA. "Maybe someone steps up like [Alexi] Ogando did a couple of years ago and claims the spot and prospers with it," Maddux said. "We have some youth in that role, we have some six-year free agents that might qualify for that role, there's still some free agents out there. There's really no telling who the forerunner is on it, but we do have some in-house candidates out there."