Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 1 Month

Brandon McCarthy limited the Padres to one run in seven innings Friday to improve to 2-10 on the season.

Only against the Padres. The Diamondbacks are 3-0 this year when McCarthy faces San Diego and 0-14 when he faces anyone else. Since the beginning of last year, McCarthy has a 4-1 record versus the Padres and a 3-20 record against everyone else. We don't want it to sound like we're trashing McCarthy; he certainly deserves a better record than his current mark. Still, it is fortunate that he has gotten to pitch against the Padres once a month.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 1 Month

Brandon McCarthy was tagged for five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.

McCarthy fell to 1-10 on the season. While his peripherals have generally been quite good even while he's racked up the losses, he gave up 10 hits and struck out just two in this one. A change of scenery would probably do him some good and might materialize at some point in the next few weeks.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 2 Months

Brandon McCarthy fell to 1-8 after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings and striking out nine against the Braves on Friday.

No help for McCarthy has been a running theme this year; this makes eight times in his 13 starts that the Diamondbacks have scored two runs or fewer. We still like the way he's throwing; he has 72 strikeouts in 79 innings this year, nearly matching his totals of 76 in 135 innings in 2013 and 73 in 111 innings in 2012.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 2 Months

Brandon McCarthy surrendered five runs in 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Reds.

There's been no average for McCarthy lately; in his last six starts, he's allowed one or no runs three times and five or more runs three times. We still like the increased velocity, but pitching for a bad team in an offense-heavy ballpark isn't working out very well for him.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 2 Months

Brandon McCarthy allowed five runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings in Mondays's no-decision versus the Padres.

McCarthy struck out four, walked none, and gave up a pair of homers. Yonder Alonso's solo homer led off a rough fifth inning, and Everth Cabrera's three-run long fly put an exclamation mark on it. McCarthy yielded just two runs over 14 innings in his last two outings, giving a smattering of owners hope that he'd be an NL-only contributor, but owners will have to content themselves in his solid peripherals alone for now. The right-hander, 1-6 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, hosts Cincinnati over the weekend.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 2 Months

Brandon McCarthy tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

McCarthy got no runs of support while he was in the game and the Cardinals eventually won in extra innings. The right-hander has been excellent in two straight starts against tough-hitting teams and will try to keep it rolling next week when he faces the Padres at home.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 3 Months

Brandon McCarthy held the Nationals to one run over eight innings and struck out seven in a no-decision Wednesday.

McCarthy had one ugly, ugly inning last week against the White Sox, but apart from that, he's been dominant the last couple of weeks. With his velocity up, he can remain a useful mixed-league pitcher.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 3 Months

Brandon McCarthy shut out the Padres for seven innings, allowing just three hits, to win Saturday for the first time this season.

He was facing the game's worst offense, but McCarthy still would have fared well against a quality lineup with the way he was throwing tonight. His velocity has been up all year long, and his ERA will continue to shrink if he stays healthy. He has some mixed-league value right now.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 3 Months

Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs over seven innings, striking out 12, in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday.

The start was easily McCarthy's best of the young season, but he still took his fifth loss for his efforts. The right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk in the start. His 12 strikeouts was a career high for a single game, as his previous career-best mark was 10. Hopefully trending upward, McCarthy will continue to look for his first win Saturday at the Padres.

Brandon McCarthy SP NYY 3 Months

Brandon McCarthy allowed five runs -- one earned -- on seven hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

McCarthy looked as though he was going to get out of the fifth inning unharmed, but a fielding error by Martin Prado gave the Cubs an extra out. They used to put up four runs, with the big damage coming on a Mike Olt three-run homer. It's hard to give McCarthy too much of the benefit of the doubt, though, as the loss dropped him to 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA. The Phillies get to face the struggling right-hander on Sunday.