Alex Cobb SP TB 13 Days

Alex Cobb surrendered two runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Cobb left with a two-run lead, but the Rays pen couldn't make it stand up. Still, it was a nice outing for Cobb, whose results have been awfully mediocre of late. His peripherals have remained very strong, so we still expect good things from him in the second half.

Alex Cobb SP TB 18 Days

Alex Cobb picked up his fourth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on five hits over five-plus innings of work.

The young right-hander struck out five on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. He has now won each of his last two starts, and will look to make it three in a row when he does battle against the Royals at home on Wednesday.

Alex Cobb SP TB 23 Days

Alex Cobb improved to 3-6, allowing four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Rays defeated the Orioles 12-7 on Sunday.

It wasn't exactly a strong effort from Cobb, but the Rays busted out the bats just in time for him, scoring seven runs in the sixth inning. Cobb allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. He'll carry a 4.20 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 56/20 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Tigers on the road.

Alex Cobb SP TB 29 Days

Alex Cobb yielded six runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Cobb has been affected with the Rays malaise, as he lost tonight for the fifth time in his last six starts. He's only really deserved three of those losses, but with the way the Rays are hitting, there's just no margin for error right now. Cobb has allowed one or no runs in five of his 10 starts this season, but he's just 2-1 in those outings.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 Month

Alex Cobb took a loss despite allowing just an unearned run over seven innings Wednesday against the Orioles.

The unearned run was entirely the result of errors on consecutive plays from Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce in the fifth. Cobb has gone without allowing an earned run in four of his nine starts this year, yet he's won just one of those outings with the punchless Rays providing little support. Overall, he's 2-5 with a 3.48 ERA.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 Month

Alex Cobb struck out a season-high 11 batters while allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's win over the Astros.

Cobb had his worst start of the year last time out, but he missed plenty of bats Friday night and held the Astros to just three hits and two walks. The lone run scored on a solo home run by Jonathan Singleton in the fourth inning. We hope you took advantage of your brief window to buy-low in fantasy leagues, as we're expecting more good than bad moving forward. Cobb will bring a 3.99 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week in Baltimore.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Months

Alex Cobb was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings by the Mariners in a loss Saturday.

It's the first time since 2012 that he's given up so many runs. Cobb went without allowing a run in three of his first four starts this year, including his first back from the DL last month, but he's given up 16 runs over 15 1/3 innings while losing his last three. It should be a short-term problem, and he'll have a chance to rebound against the Astros next time out.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Months

Alex Cobb struggled on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing six runs in five innings of work.

Prior to Brett Lawrie's RBI single in the fourth inning, Cobb had gone 24 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run. Unfortunately for Cobb, the Jays caught on in the middle innings, as Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion both went deep in the fifth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Cobb now owns a 2.93 ERA and will look to lower it when he faces the Marlins on the road next.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Months

Alex Cobb shut out the A's for 6 2/3 innings Thursday in his return from the disabled list.

Cobb was removed after 96 pitches, which was probably pushing it after he threw just 64 pitches in his rehab start Saturday. He was just as excellent as always, though, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out six. Dating back to April 6, he's pitched 20 2/3 scoreless innings in his last three starts.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Months

Alex Cobb (oblique) is expected to be activated to start Thursday against the Athletics.

Cobb, out since mid-April with a left oblique strain, tossed five scoreless innings Saturday in a rehab start with High-A Charlotte. The final hurdle was a bullpen session Monday. He'll return to a 1.89 ERA over three starts.