Alex Cobb
SP TB
3 days ago

Cobb (11-10) earned the loss after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five batters in 5.1 innings Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb couldn't beat the Red Sox for a second consecutive outing, marking his first loss in three September starts, a stretch over which he owns a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB in 16 innings. The 29-year-old, who is set to become a free agent in the offseason, has enjoyed a nice bounce back campaign after registering just 22 innings over the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery. He owns a solid 3.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 173.1 innings this season, with a 3.41 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 10 starts (58 innings) since the All-Star break. Cobb projects to make his next start against the Orioles on Friday.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
1 week ago

Cobb (11-9) delivered five one-run innings while earning a win Sunday against the Red Sox, allowing four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb labored in the second inning when he gave up the opening run, but he was able to escape the jam before finishing with three scoreless frames. He came back out for the sixth but was removed after allowing the first two men to reach. Nevertheless, the bullpen closed out Cobb's second win in as many starts, giving him 11 for the season to level him with his career high. He has allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five starts and will take a sharp 3.59 ERA into Saturday's start against the Red Sox.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Cobb (10-9) held the Twins to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5.2 innings to earn the win Monday night.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb has held opponents to one run or fewer in five of his past eight starts, all since the All-Star break, but unfortunately he is just 3-3 in that stretch. His control has been his best asset of late, as Cobb has walked just 10 batters in those starts against 38 strikeouts over 47.2 innings. Monday's effort brought his ERA down to 3.64.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (9-9) was saddled with the loss Tuesday against the Royals, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander threw 63 of 85 pitches for strikes, but living in the zone ended up costing him as both Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio took him deep. Cobb's now deliver five quality starts in seven second-half outings heading into Monday's home matchup against the Twins.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Cobb (toe) allowed four hits and one walk over 4.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Thursday. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Making his return following a two-and-a-half-week stint on the DL, Cobb was able to keep the Blue Jays off the board, but he wasn't especially efficient with his 94 pitches (53 strikes). He induced just six swinging strikes and his swinging-strike rate for the season remains a career low, but Cobb has been great in terms of run prevention at home. Unfortunately, his next start comes on the road (4.94 road ERA) in Kansas City.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Cobb (toe) was activated from the disabled list and will start Thursday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Cobb returns to the active roster in time for Thursday's home matchup with Tom Koehler and the Jays. He bypassed a rehab assignment, showing enough in a live BP session last weekend to warrant activation. Cobb has had a few blowups this season, but all of those have come on the road (2.49 ERA at Tropicana Field).

Alex Cobb
SP TB
1 month ago

Cobb (toe) stated that he is "good to go" and ready to start Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb has been out since Aug. 5 but will make his return to the rotation without the need for a rehab start. The 29-year-old right-hander turned in a quality start against the Brewers in his last outing before the injury, firing six innings of one-hit ball.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
1 month ago

Cobb (toe) will return to the rotation without making a rehab start, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw live batting practice prior to Saturday's game, and apparently looked good enough that the Rays are ready to thrust him back into the rotation. It is unclear exactly where he slots in, but a return Thursday against the Blue Jays seems like the most likely scenario. Either way, he can be deployed next week in weekly leagues.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
1 month ago

Cobb (toe) felt "very good" while throwing a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The session consisted of approximately 40 pitches, so it was certainly long enough for Cobb to put his toe to the test. Manager Kevin Cash reported that the next step would be to see how the right-hander felt 24 hours later. The plan remains for Cobb to return to the rotation at some point next week.

Alex Cobb
SP TB
1 month ago

Manager Kevin Cash said Cobb (toe) had a good day Tuesday, and could return to mound work as early as Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Cobb is feeling well again Wednesday, he'll likely throw off a mound for the first time since landing on the disabled list a week ago. Barring any setbacks, this would line him up for a return to the big-league rotation sometime next week.