Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Days

Cobb went four innings Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits while walking three and fanning six in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Neither starter fared particularly well in this one, as Wei-Yun Chen for the O's departed after just 4.2 innings. Despite the no-decision, Cobb still hasn't lost since June 23 -- a span of 11 starts -- all while posting solid numbers across the board this season (3.06 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 38:122 BB:K in 126.2 innings).

Alex Cobb SP TB 8 Days

Cobb (9-6) tossed seven shutout innings against the Tigers on Thursday, striking out six while allowing just two hits and two walks to come away with a 1-0 victory.

The unreliable and injured Cobb from early in the season has recently been replaced by a dynamo who's been mowing down batters throughout July and August. He's tossed consecutive scoreless outings and has given up a grand total of just four runs in his last six starts combined, shaving his ERA from 4.08 to 3.19 in that span. He'll draw the first-place Orioles next week -- they're the last team to score more than two runs against him in a start, way back on June 29.

Alex Cobb SP TB 13 Days

Cobb was brilliant Friday night versus the Yankees, striking out eight while allowing just six hits and one walk across 7.1 scoreless frames.

Having now gone nine consecutive starts without a loss, Cobb appears to be stepping into the top spot of the Rays' rotation. Dating back to June 29, the 26-year-old hurler is 6-0 with a 2.24 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 over 56.1 innings. Cobb will return to the mound Thursday versus the Tigers.

Alex Cobb SP TB 19 Days

Cobb tossed six solid innings Sunday afternoon versus the Cubs, allowing just one earned run on six hits while piling up a half-dozen strikeouts.

Cobb continued his nice run of work on the mound Sunday afternoon, as he has now given up two runs or less in six consecutive outings. Over this stretch, the Rays' right-hander has posted a strong 1.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.5 K/9 across 39 innings. Cobb will look to keep it rolling Friday against the Yankees.

Alex Cobb SP TB 24 Days

Cobb (7-6) gave up two runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts over 5.2 innings Monday against the Athletics.

Cobb allowed 11 base runners, but found a way to avoid major damage and left the game in a 2-2 tie. The rays would eventually lose in extra innings. The right-hander has given up three runs or fewer in seven consecutive starts dating back June 29. Cobb sports a 3.52 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 96 strikeouts in 102.1 innings on the season. He will take the hill Sunday on the road versus the Cubs.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 Month

Alex Cobb struck out 12 while allowing one run over eight innings, and the Rays beat the Brewers 5-1 on Tuesday.

Cobb has now turned in back-to-back double-digit strikeout games, as he struck out 10 in a win over the Cardinals his last time out. The right-hander gave up just three hits, all singles, while walking two on the night. He's in the midst of a five-game winning streak that has his record over .500 for the first time this season at 7-6. The A's are the next team that will try to stop Cobb, as the two clubs will meet in Oakland on Monday.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 Month

Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.