Anibal Sanchez SP DET 5 days ago

Sanchez surrendered seven runs on seven hits across 3.2 innings in a loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Sanchez got pounded by the Brewers lineup on Tuesday as he failed to get through four full innings before being yanked. Sanchez gave up back-to-back-to-back homers to Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, and Aramis Ramirez in the third inning which ultimately led to him getting pulled the following inning. Sanchez now holds a 5.60 ERA and he'll look to get back on track in Oakland in his next start.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 week ago

Sanchez was sharp through eight innings of work Thursday against the Twins, fanning nine, walking one and allowing five hits and one run.

He's back on track after a slow start and this game was one of those tantalizing efforts that make his owners sigh with pleasure. If only he could deliver them with a bit more consistency. He now has a 46:13 K:BB rate and managed to lower his ERA from 5.44 to 4.76.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 weeks ago

Sanchez will have his next scheduled start moved up to Thursday against the Twins, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Sanchez was originally scheduled to take the mound Thursday, but with the team bumping back David Price (hamstring) two days for precautionary reasons, he'll move up a day. Sanchez will now get to face the Twins instead of the Cardinals, representing a slightly better matchup for fantasy owners.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 weeks ago

Sanchez took the loss Saturday, coughing up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks in six innings, striking out two.

He's got four quality starts in seven appearances this season, but the three bad outings leave Sanchez saddled with a 5.44 ERA. His 37:12 K:BB ratio in 43 innings is still very good, however, so better days should be ahead. He'll face the Cardinals in St. Louis in his next start on Friday.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 3 weeks ago

Sanchez changed his approach on the mound in Sunday's win over the Royals and those changes could pay dividends for his owners going forward.

He decided to hunker down and attack the hitters with first-pitch strikes, and was able to get that first-pitch strike with all five of his pitches. He fired first-pitch strikes to 22 of 27 hitters he faced. And he had the Royals off balance right up to the eighth inning, giving up just three runs through 7.1 innings. His overall numbers are still inflated, so you may be able to obtain him at less than market value from his frustrated owner who sees those early season homers as a harbinger of a grey season.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 3 weeks ago

Sanchez gave up three runs on four hits, while walking one and striking out four in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Sanchez earned his second win of the season after a solid performance over 7 1/3 innings on Sunday. He wasn't spectacular by any stretch of means, but he did enough to get the job done. His 5.11 ERA still needs major improvement, but this was a step in the right direction.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 4 weeks ago

Sanchez came through the sixth inning of Tuesday's game with just five singles and one run on 73 pitches thrown. But the wheels came off in the seventh and he needed 32 to finish the inning, giving up four hits and two runs. He struck out six in the loss to the Twins.

He actually had the edge going into the seventh, but that two-run rally pushed the score to 3-2 and the Twins ended with the win. He didn't give up a home run and may be settling down after surrendering far too many long balls early this season.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez struck out eight and allowed just one run on one hit and four walks Thursday against the Yankees. He received no decision in the eventual 2-1 loss.

Sure, you could ask for sharper control, but Anibal's fantasy owners have to be thrilled with this outing nonetheless after he was tagged for 14 runs in 9.2 innings over his prior two outings. He's got a good matchup coming up next, as Sanchez will again draw the Twins, whom he held to just three hits over 6.2 innings in his first start of the year.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez has allowed more home runs (five) in his last 9.2 innings than he allowed in 126 innings (four) in 2014.

He was lit up Saturday for a career-high nine earned runs and gave up two homers, including a grand slam. He also gave up three in a loss Monday against the Pirates. He is coming off a spring training where he gave up seven HR in 30 Grapefruit league innings, the highest total of his career. We're not sure what's going on, but his historical stinginess with the long ball (he gave up just nine in 182 innings in 2013) has at least temporarily disappeared. This certainly bears monitoring and depending on your counting categories, you may need to weigh another starting option until he settles down.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez got hammered by the White Sox on Saturday, getting roughed up for nine runs on nine hits and two walks over just 3.1 innings. He struck out two.

Jose Abreu hit a grand slam and Adam LaRoche touched Sanchez up for a three-run shot, accounting for most of the damage off him. After giving up 17 hits and 14 runs over his last two games, Sanchez will look to get on track in his next start at home against the Yankees.