Mark Buehrle SP TOR 5 Days
Buehrle gave up nine hits and four earned runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Buehrle, who struck out one and walked one, has gone at least six innings in five straight starts. He'll take a 3.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 106:43 K:BB ratio into Friday's start at Yankee Stadium.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 7 Days
Buehrle's next start has been moved up to Sunday against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Buehrle has had the Rays' number this season, with just eight earned runs and 34 hits allowed over 34.2 innings, so the Blue Jays will move him up and push Marcus Stroman back to Monday. Thanks to Thursday's off day, Buehrle will still be on normal rest.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 8 Days
Buehrle could move up to start Sunday against the Rays, the Associated Press reports.
With an off-day in the schedule, the Jays have the flexibility of moving Marcus Stroman back if desired. Stroman has been knocked around in his two starts against the Rays, while Buehrle has gone 2-0 with a 2.08 in five starts against Tampa Bay, which may be enough for manager John Gibbons to make the switch.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 9 Days
Buehrle (11-9) earned the win against the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits while fanning three and not issuing a walk over seven innings.
This was the veteran's first W since July 30 against the Red Sox (seven starts prior). Buehrle's walks have been down throughout that span, however, as he's impressively dished out just three free passes over his last 36 innings, something that has kept his WHIP in check by offsetting the 46 hits allowed during that time. He may have another tough time missing bats in his next start against first-place Baltimore on Monday.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 14 Days
Buehrle was strong in Thursday's start at Tampa Bay, tossing eight scoreless innings with four strikeouts. He scattered five singles and issued just one walk, recording a no-decision.
Buehrle clearly pitched well enough to win, but was matched by opposing starter Jake Odorizzi. Other than Buehrle's nice outing Thursday, he has been mediocre in his last 10 starts, posting a 5.75 ERA in 51.2 innings. Going back even further, Buehrle has just two wins in his last 17 outings, while making only eight quality starts during that period. Still, he normally chews up some innings and plays for a potential playoff team, so he could get back on track in the wins department over the final three weeks. He'll make just one start next week, and that will be at home against the Cubs.
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Buehrle allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four over six-plus innings of a 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.
Buehrle (11-9, 3.50 ERA) was on auto-pilot through six innings, but things disintegrated in the seventh when the Yankees notched five runs. It was the 11th consecutive loss to the Yankees for Buehrle and dropped his career record against them to a dismal 1-13. He'll hope for a better outcome when he takes on Tampa Bay on the road next time out.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 27 Days
Buehrle struck out two and walked one while giving up three runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings against the Rays on Saturday.
The Jays eventually won the game in 10 innings, but it was finished under protest. Regardless of whether that bid is a success for the Rays, Buehrle won't factor in the decision for Saturday's game. The quality start was Buehrle's first since July 30, and he'll look to keep the Yankees quiet in his next start Friday.
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Buehrle lasted only 3.1 innings Sunday against the Tigers, giving up five runs (but just two earned) on nine hits, striking out four while walking none.
While this outing didn't kill Buehrle's ERA, thanks to three unearned runs after Jose Reyes's error in the first, he didn't pitch well for the third time in his last four outings. It's hard to invest much trust in Buehrle at this juncture.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 1 Month
Buehrle (11-8) was lit up by the visiting Orioles on Tuesday, getting blasted for 10 hits -- two of them homers -- while giving up four earned runs in four innings. He also struck out three and walked three in the loss.
At this rate, the once 10-1 Buehrle is in real danger of somehow finishing the season at .500 or worse -- remarkable considering his torrid start to the season. His ERA has shot up from 2.10 to 3.27 since June 1, an 11-start span in which he's served up 11 bombs in 64.2 innings after giving up just two in his first 81 innings from April to June. Buehrle's struggles and inability to keep the ball down, mixed with a variety of other issues -- primarily offensive -- are a big reason why the Jays blew the AL East lead and now sit five games back of the Orioles. The 35-year-old draws a very tough matchup in his next start Sunday against the Tigers.
Mark Buehrle SP TOR 2 Months
Mark Buehrle held the Red Sox to one run in 6 2/3 innings to finally pick up his 11th win Wednesday.
Buehrle had been stuck on 10 wins for nearly two months, going 0-6 in his previous nine starts. He does have a favorable outing coming up next, facing an Astros team he's 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA against lifetime. That might be tasty enough to make him worth using in mixed leagues again.