Dan Straily SP OAK 3 Days

Dan Straily was blasted for six runs on seven hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

He whiffed three and coughed up a two-run fourth inning homer to Kole Calhoun. Straily (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was coming off back-to-back quality outings to begin the campaign, so one off night can be forgiven. Something to keep an eye on, however: Despite pitching in three pitcher's parks (and against a manageable slate in the Mariners, Twins and Angels), he's given up at least one homer in each start and four total. That better change quickly with the Rangers coming to town on Monday.

Dan Straily SP OAK 8 Days

Dan Straily tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

His only mistake was a first-inning solo homer by Brian Dozier. Otherwise, he was excellent. Straily gave up just three hits and two walks on the afternoon while notching five strikeouts. His fly ball tendencies could make him a risky start in some ballparks, but he should be relevant in mixed leagues all year long.

Dan Straily SP OAK 1 Month

Dan Straily allowed three runs in four innings of work during Wednesday's start against the Indians.

Straily allowed five hits and walked three while striking out three. The right-hander has struggled with his control in the Cactus League as he now has 10 walks in 13 1/3 innings.

Dan Straily SP OAK 1 Month

Dan Straily pitched well against the Royals on Friday, allowing one run on three hits over four innings.

Straily walked a pair and fanned two on the day. The only damage against him came on a solo homer from Alex Gordon. After a rough debut to the Cactus League season, he's gotten on track in each of his last two outings. His high strikeout potential makes him a nice late-round target in mixed league drafts.

Dan Straily SP OAK 1 Month

Dan Straily looked good in his second Cactus League start, tossing three scoreless innings against the White Sox on Sunday.

The young right-hander walked three and allowed a pair of hits while striking out two. It was a much better effort than his debut where he was knocked around by the Brewers on Tuesday. His underlying strikeout potential makes him a solid target in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.

Dan Straily SP OAK 2 Months

Dan Straily surrendered three runs in two innings against the Brewers in Tuesday's start.

Straily's Cactus League debut was a bumpy ride. The right-hander allowed the two runs on four hits and two walks. He left in the third inning without recording an out after loading the bases on two singles and a walk. Considering his track record, the one start shouldn't be any cause for alarm.

Dan Straily SP OAK 6 Months

Dan Straily struck out eight while allowing three runs over six frames in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

One bad inning and one really bad pitch did Straily in. The right-hander had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning when Prince Fielder led off with a bloop single. A Victor Martinez single and then home run by Jhonny Peralta -- which came on a fastball up and over the plate -- followed. Straily retired the next three batters and had a scoreless sixth but was then pulled despite having thrown only 76 pitches. The A's bullpen then proceeded to allow five runs over the next two frames.

Dan Straily SP OAK 7 Months

Dan Straily surrendered three runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

The defeat ends a four-game winning streak for Straily, but thanks to the runs being unearned, his ERA dropped to 3.96. That's the first time he's been under 4.00 since April. Straily is unlikely to be included in Oakland's playoff rotation. It's unclear whether they'll make room for him in the pen or not.

Dan Straily SP OAK 7 Months

Dan Straily allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday.

Straily held the Twins to one run over the first five innings, but he unraveled a bit before being pulled in the sixth. The 24-year-old gave up three hits and three walks while fanning six batters. He now has a solid 4.08 ERA and 119/55 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings and will finish the regular season with a start against the Angels next week on the road.

Dan Straily SP OAK 7 Months

Dan Straily picked up his 10th win of the season on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

Straily also issued four walks while whiffing four in the contest. He wasn't very economical with his pitches either, tossing 104 without getting through the sixth inning. He's been a dependable option at the back of the A's rotation this season, posting a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 113/52 K/BB ratio over 140 innings. He's won each of his last four starts, and will look to extend that streak to five when he does battle against the Angels at home on Wednesday.