Drew Smyly
SP TB
13 hours ago

Smyly didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Astros but recorded eight strikeouts and gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks over six innings.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty continued his recent stretch of strong pitching, going at least six innings for the seventh straight outing while giving up two earned runs or less for the sixth time over that span. Smyly's eight strikeouts also served as his second-highest total in that category since July 1 and the effort brought nudged his ERA down for the seventh consecutive start. Although his chance at a fourth consecutive victory was lost when closer Alex Colome imploded in the ninth by giving up back-to-back homers, Smyly's season has undeniably taken a 360-degree turn for the better in the second half of the campaign.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
6 days ago

Smyly (6-11) allowed four runs on five hits, including two home runs, and a walk while striking out seven in 6.2 innings during Sunday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It's the eighth time in 24 starts that Smyly has served up multiple homers in a game but this was the first time he managed to win one of those outings, as the Rays' offense gave him plenty of support. He's now won four straight decisions thanks in large part to Tampa scoring 6.8 runs/game for him during that stretch, although his 3.03 ERA and 29:8 K:BB in 32.2 innings over those five games deserve some credit too. He'll next take the mound Friday in Houston, which may not help him get his long ball issue under control.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Smyly (5-11) was dominant in a winning effort on Monday, allowing just one run in seven innings. He surrendered just one hit, walked two, and struck out four against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Smyly allowed a first-inning homer to Alexei Ramirez and then proceeded to hold the Padres hitless for the next six innings. The lefty has had his share of troubles this season, but in his last five starts he has allowed a total of just eight runs. Smyly will try to keep his hot streak in tact when he takes the mound against the Rangers on Sunday.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Smyly (4-11) tossed six innings, allowing two runs, six hits and three walks while striking out two in Tuesday's win against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Through his first 18 starts of the year, Smyly was 2-11 with a 5.64 ERA and six quality efforts. However, the 27-year-old southpaw has turned things around in recent weeks and is looking more like the pitcher most expected him to be. Smyly has now made four straight quality starts, going 2-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 19:6 K:BB over that stretch. He'll have a good chance to keep rolling as he draws the strikeout-prone Padres in his next start Monday.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Smyly (3-11) pitched seven quality innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 in Thursday's no-decision against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

After a rough first half of 2016, Smyly appears to be getting back on track post All-Star break. He's now notched three straight quality starts for the first time since April, and his 5.14 ERA -- albeit still not pretty - is down to its lowest mark since June 20. The southpaw has been plagued by a terrible 1.7 HR/9, and his career-high 23rd home run allowed wasted an otherwise outstanding performance on Thursday. Smyly will make his next start Tuesday at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
1 month ago

Smyly (3-11) gave up two earned runs on four hits and a walk over six innings in Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Yankees. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw, who's struggled through the worst season of his career, now has two straight quality starts and may finally be figuring it out in 2016. Smyly has now given up only three earned runs over the 12 frames spanning that last pair of trips to the mound, and the victory Saturday was his first over his last eight decisions dating back to May 16 against the Blue Jays. He'll look to make it two in a row when he takes on the Royals next Thursday.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
1 month ago

Smyly tossed six innings of one-run ball Saturday versus Oakland, striking out one and walking one en route to a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander allowed a run in the first inning after putting three men on base, but he settled down and cruised for five more frames, needing just 88 total pitches to do so. Smyly broke a brutal streak of four consecutive losses during which he had an inflated ERA of 9.14, and he nearly won his first game in over two months, but Alex Colome imploded in the ninth inning and lost the game. Smyly will have the opportunity to build on Saturday's quality start next Saturday at home against the Yankees.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
1 month ago

Smyly will remain in the starting rotation despite his continuing struggles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw is now sporting an unsightly 2-11 record and 5.64 ERA that ranks as the highest of all pitchers who've thrown at least 90 frames this season. However, despite those numbers and the fact that he's given up at least four earned runs in five consecutive starts, Smyly is not a candidate for demotion at this time according to manager Kevin Cash. "Actually we talked to Drew (Tuesday), checked in, we had a good conversation," Cash said. "Drew is trying to work through this. He knows he's in a funk. At different parts of the season, I think different things have kind of left him, different pitches that he hasn't been able to find. ... We're excited to get his work in and to see him back out there Saturday in Oakland."

Drew Smyly
SP TB
1 month ago

Smyly (2-11) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a loss Monday to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Smyly last managed a quality start on June 15. This now marks the sixth time Smyly has allowed twice as many baserunners as innings pitched. His WHIP is up to a career high 1.36, and his 5.64 ERA won't be going down as long as he is allowing baserunners with such consistency.

Drew Smyly
SP TB
2 months ago

Smyly (2-10) allowed seven runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits and three walks over four innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

After pitching two scoreless innings, Smyly gave up four runs in the third inning, and things continued to go downhill from there, leading to his 10th loss of the year. He's now allowed at least four earned runs in seven of his last eight starts, and his ERA is up to 5.47. His next start will be after the All-Star break.