Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 5 days ago

McCarthy gave up four home runs and five runs Monday but still struck out 10 batters in seven innings of work, earning a no-decision.

McCarthy has now given up six homers in his first two starts of the season and nine earned runs, good for an awful 6.78 FIP. Still, his strikeout numbers have been very high thus far, somewhat helping his fantasy value.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 week ago

McCarthy gave up four runs on nine hits, while striking out nine and walking one, in five innings to pick up the win against San Diego on Wednesday.

It wasn't an impressive outing, but it was still good enough to get the win. McCarthy struggled in the spring and he'll have to perform better to live up to his four-year, $48 million deal. His next outing will be Monday against Seattle.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 weeks ago

McCarthy by all accounts is healthy this spring, but after allowing six runs in his last outing, his ERA sits at 8.00 in nine innings of work.

Unless we hear reports to the contrary, McCarthy looks to set to start the third game of the season versus San Diego.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 4 months ago

McCarthy's deal with the Dodgers has been finalized, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

There was a slight delay in finalizing the deal after McCarthy had reportedly agreed to the contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday. McCarthy will open the season as the team's No. 4 starter, while looking to build off of a very good 2014 campaign that included an increased strikeout rate when he returned to throwing his cutter after being acquired by the Yankees mid-season.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 4 months ago

McCarthy has signed with the Dodgers for what is believed to be a four-year, $48 million deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

On a day where the Dodgers stole the show at the Winter Meetings with all kinds of wheeling and dealing, they closed the day by getting a veteran to serve as a likely fourth or fifth starter. McCarthy seems nowhere near the pitcher he was with the A's a few years back, but he's also had injuries and has been constantly on the move. Perhaps a stable setting in a great pitcher's park with some aces ahead of him take the pressure off will get his career on course again.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 7 months ago

McCarthy took the loss Tuesday, surrendering five earned runs on 11 hits -- including three homers -- across 5.1 innings against the visiting Orioles.

On the bright side, he didn't allow a single free pass and managed to fan eight. However, the three bombs brought his total to 25 in 200 innings this season, which ties him for sixth worst among AL pitchers. The 31-year-old finishes the season with a 4.05 ERA, 10-15 record and a 1.28 WHIP in 32 starts with the Yankees and Diamondbacks.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 7 months ago

McCarthy was outstanding in the first game of Friday's day-night doubleheader versus the Orioles, as he gave up just four hits while striking out six across seven scoreless frames.

McCarthy followed up this past weekend's solid outing with an even better effort versus the Orioles on Friday afternoon. After a couple of pedestrian performances to close out August, the veteran righty seems to be back on track. McCarthy is slated to be back on the mound Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 7 months ago

McCarthy struck out four and walked one while giving up two runs on six hits over 6.2 innings Saturday to earn his sixth win since becoming a member of the Yankees.

The outing lowered McCarthy's AL ERA to 2.79. He's lined up to face the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday in his next scheduled start.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 8 months ago

McCarthy allowed five hits and four earned runs over six innings against Toronto on Sunday. He struck out four and walked two.

McCarthy was undone by the long ball in this one. He allowed back-to-back home runs to Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista in the sixth inning, and then coughed one up to Edwin Encarnacion in the following frame. Aside from those mistakes, McCarthy was solid, as he threw 60 of his 90 pitches for strikes in the loss. The right-hander's next start is scheduled for Saturday at home to Kansas City.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 8 months ago

McCarthy lost for the third time in four starts Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five and walking two in 6.1 innings against the Tigers.

The five earned runs were the most he's allowed as a Yankee since coming over from Arizona on July 6. Still, McCarthy has lasted six innings or more in all but one of his nine starts with New York while posting a 9:56 BB:K in that span, making him quite a valuable arm for the boys in pinstripes and a potentially sneaky acquisition in many fantasy formats.