Pelfrey racked up a high workload in a short amount of time yet again, throwing 92 pitches in his five innings of action. He hasn't thrown more than five innings in any of his last three starts despite topping 90 pitches in each. Pelfrey owns a 6:86 ERA and brutal 8:15 K:BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. His next start should come Tuesday at home against the Dodgers.Analysis:
Odorizzi took a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, but he walked the first batter of the inning before giving up a game-tying home run. The Twins would then notch two singles a walk before a sacrifice fly brought the third runner of the inning home. Odorizzi was then removed, and his relief allowed one of the inherited runners to score. He didn't factor into the decision after the Rays tied things up later in the game.
The Rays starter owns a 6.52 ERA and 17:10 K:BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. Odorizzi is lined up to face the White Sox in Chicago Monday.Analysis:
Weaver tossed six solid innings in the outing as he recorded his second quality start in a row. He limited the Nationals to just one run while scattering seven hits and a walk, despite striking out a season-low two batters, while throwing 53 of 82 pitches for strikes.
Weaver was in good shape to pick up his second win of the season, but the bullpen let him down. He remains 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA, and will go for the win in his next trip to the mound, Tuesday against the Indians.Analysis:
Lackey (3-2) threw 84 strikes in his 111 pitches, and the only run the Yankees were able to scratch out was on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He owns a 4.22 ERA and 34:7 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. Lackey's next opponent will be the Rays at home Tuesday.Analysis:
Tillman (3-1) surrendered two earned runs during a six-run second inning, but he managed to settle down and pitch three more scoreless innings before giving up another home run in the sixth. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 27:9 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. Tillman is on track to square off with the Pirates at home Tuesday.Analysis:
McGowan opened the fifth inning with a 6-3 lead but allowed a walk and an infield single before hitting a batter to load the bases. That ended his night, and the next pitcher to the mound would surrender a grand slam to bring all those inherited runners home. McGowan, who gave up two home runs himself in the start, has turned in a 6.88 ERA and 13:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings. He's next up against the Royals in Kansas City Tuesday.Analysis:
"I just kept aggravating it and throwing, and doing all the workouts and stuff," Santiago said. "It went on for longer than I wanted it to."
Santiago has been dealing with a back injury since the end of the spring, and Sunday's start against the Tigers was the first time he has taken the mound without a setback or flare-up. He is 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings of work.
Vargas was handed a two-run lead going into the bottom of the second inning but gave it right back after surrendering a two-run triple. His unearned run came in the sixth when Michael Brantley stole second base and the Royals committed two errors trying to get him out. Vargas owns a sparkling 1.54 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio through 35 innings. He'll face the Blue Jays at home Tuesday.Analysis:
Masterson gave up back-to-back home runs in the second inning, but he was able to hold the Royals to one unearned run the rest of the way. He owns a 4.50 ERA and 30:13 K:BB ratio in 28 innings. Masterson is slated to take on the Angels in Anaheim Monday.Analysis:
Rienzo (1-0) was tagged for four runs in the fourth inning but was otherwise solid. He was on the hook for the loss before the White Sox delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. Rienzo owns a 4.91 ERA and 4:3 K:BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings over his two appearances. His next test will come Monday against the Rays at home.Analysis: