The outing actually lowered Surkamp's ERA under 7.00 for the season to go along with his brutal 1.97 WHIP. Surkamp has managed to make nine starts for the A's due to the extreme number of injuries in the rotation, but has done to make the A's want to keep him in the role and should be the first starter pushed out of the rotation when Sean Manaea and/or Rich Hill return.
Price gave up runs in each of the three innings he took the mound, leaving the game with a 6-0 deficit, but the offense came all the way back to take him off the hook for a potential loss. His rough outing broke a string of eight straight quality starts, and his ERA moved up to 4.68. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Rays.
Rodon had a 2-1 lead before giving up a run in the sixth inning to keep him from a potential victory. He now has held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in six of his last seven starts to lower his ERA to 4.09. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Twins.
Sanchez posted a quality start, but the Blue Jays were unable to get him much run support in a game they'd go on to lose. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts, and he has a 3.33 ERA on the year. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Rockies.
Sampson was scratched from his start Thursday after appearing to tweak something in his arm during his warmup session. After further testing, the Mariners determined that Sampson had suffered a flexor strain. He'll be out for a minimum of 15 days, but given that forearm injuries can be particularly worrisome for pitchers, the Mariners will likely be patient with his rehab timeline.
LeBlanc joins the Mariners for a start Friday, taking the roster spot of the injured Adrian Sampson (elbow). The 31-year-old left-hander will have the unenviable task of making his first major league start of the year against an explosive Cardinals offense. LeBlanc did have success at Triple-A Buffalo while in the Blue Jays' organization earlier this season, notching a 1.71 ERA over 14 starts.
This doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense as it wasn't like the Angels had to activate Tropeano -- he just made his first rehab start Thursday, allowing three runs over five innings with High-A Inland Empire. Apparently, Tropeano was not happy about the decision, but chances are the right-hander will be back in the major league rotation once he's proven he's back to full strength. The 25-year-old posted a 3.25 ERA in his first 10 starts, although the peripherals suggest he's overachieved (4.62 FIP).
The young righty exited his most recent start Thursday with dizziness brought on by dehydration, but he'll be back in the rotation next weekend with a bit of added rest working in his favor. The Tigers have not specified which of the four games against the Rays that Fulmer will start, but Sunday's game on July 3 looks to be the likely date.
He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session two weeks ago, but the Angels have provided nothing in the way of updates regarding Wilson's progress in the time since that scheduled session. It's reasonable to think that he will need four or five rehab starts if and when he's healthy enough to pitch again this season, making it unlikely that he will be activated before the All-Star break.
Miley is set to make a rehab start with short-season Everett on Friday, and it appears that will be the only minor league appearance he will make barring any setbacks during Friday's outing. If everything goes as planned, Miley will face off against the Pirates at Safeco Field in his first start after coming off the disabled list.