Robbie Ray
SP ARI
1 month ago

Ray allowed two runs on five hits and four walks across four innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Padres. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Ray allowed a constant stream of baserunners in this one, with the first run against him coming on a solo home run in the second inning. He settled down just a bit until he came back out for the fifth, but he allowed hits to the first three batters and was chased from the game after another run came around. After a dreadful start to the season, Ray finished on a much better note by allowing two earned runs or fewer in each of his final eight starts to bring his ERA to 3.93. He also posted another strong 12.0 K/9 and is eligible for arbitration this winter.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
2 months ago

Ray took a no-decision Monday in the Diamondbacks' 7-4 loss to the Dodgers, working five innings and giving up two runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out seven in the outing.

EDGE Analysis

Ray hasn't taken a loss in any of his last 13 starts, but his tendency to rack up high pitch counts has regularly prevented him from factoring into the decision. That was again the case Monday, as he required 100 pitches to record 15 outs before getting pulled from the contest with a one-run lead, which was eventually blown by the bullpen. On a more positive note, Ray has turned in a 3.15 ERA to accompany a 10.6 K/9 in the second half, so he's at least doing a better job in run prevention after logging a 5.03 ERA prior to the All-Star break. He'll likely take the hill one final time Sunday in San Diego to wrap up what's been an up-and-down campaign for the lefty.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
2 months ago

Ray (6-2) got the win Wednesday, firing six shutout innings with eight strikeouts against one hit and four walks versus the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Ray struggled some with command with the four walks, but he was otherwise sharp in shutting down a potent Cubs lineup. The lefty seems to be finally rounding into form, allowing two or fewer hits in four straight outings, and carrying a 1.59 ERA and 12.2 K/9 over 34 innings in his last six starts. His ERA now sits at a season-low 3.92 heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Dodgers.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
2 months ago

Ray allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out six across six innings Sunday against the Braves. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Ray surrendered both of his earned runs on a home run by Ronald Acuna, but it was another positive start for him, recording 13 of his 18 outs via other groundball or strikeout. Sunday's start marked the second consecutive time Ray has pitched at least six innings after he had failed to do so in his six previous starts. While he posted a 5.03 ERA in the first-half of the season, Ray now has a 3.44 ERA across 55 innings in post All-Star break action.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
2 months ago

Ray (5-2) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts against two hits and two walks en route to picking up the win Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Ray was dominant, striking out the first four batters he faced while allowing just one runner to get beyond first base all night. The double-digit punchouts are his most since fanning 11 on April 24, and it's the first time since July that the southpaw has been able to make it through six full innings. He'll take a 4.25 ERA and 12.0 K/9 into Sunday's tilt against the Braves.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
4 months ago

Ray threw seven strong innings Wednesday against the Cubs, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk while striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Ray looked good throughout the game, facing the minimum in five of his seven frames. It was easily one of his best performances of the season for the lefty and the first time he'd thrown more than six innings this year. He still has a disappointingly high 4.90 ERA overall, though his strikeout rate has remained strong, giving fantasy owners some value while they wait for his ERA to come down. Ray will hope to continue his momentum Monday against the Rangers.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
4 months ago

Ray didn't factor into the decision against the Rockies on Friday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings, striking out two and walking one in Arizona's eventual 11-10 defeat.

EDGE Analysis

Ray was touched up by two homers from Nolan Arenado and wound up conceding five earned before exiting the contest after five innings and 93 pitches. It's been an erratic season on the whole for the 26-year-old right-hander coming off his fantastic 2017 campaign, as Ray now has a 5.37 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in his 11 starts.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
4 months ago

Ray (3-2) took the loss Thursday, allowing two earned runs over 5.1 innings. He struck out eight while giving up three walks and five hits.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks didn't give Ray any run support aside from the one run in the first inning, but it still wasn't the lefty's sharpest outing. His command was off as he threw just 62 of his 102 pitches for strikes. Ray's three walks marked his seventh start with at least three free passes allowed. The silver lining to Ray's start Thursday was that he kept the ball in the yard in Colorado after giving up five long balls in his last two outings. He'll make his next start after the All-Star break.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
4 months ago

Ray's next start has been pushed up to Thursday in Coors Field, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a brutal blow for Ray's owners, as he was originally scheduled to start Friday in Atlanta, and will now have to navigate the most hitter-friendly park in baseball. Zack Godley was pushed back to Friday due to the fact he came out of the bullpen Sunday.

Robbie Ray
SP ARI
4 months ago

Ray (3-1) was the pitcher of record in the Diamondbacks' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday. He covered five innings and struck out seven while giving up six runs on nine hits and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals blitzed Ray right away, as the southpaw allowed the six of the first seven hitters to reach base in a three-run first inning. Ray then retired 13 of the next 15 batters before yielding back-to-back solo shots in the top of the sixth, with manager Torey Lovullo giving him the hook after Jedd Gyorko's blast. On an encouraging note, Ray has displayed solid control with a 13:3 K:BB over 11 innings in his first two starts since returning from the disabled list, but his fastball velocity has averaged 93.3 miles per hour between those outings, per Brooks Baseball. That's a full tick down from what he averaged during his breakthrough 2017 campaign.