Paxton, who threw 73 pitches in Thursday's start against the Rangers, saw his fastball reach as high as 98.4 mph during the outing, Josh Horton of MLB.com reports. "It just felt like when I needed something, I could go get it, velocity-wise," Paxton said. "The velocity was better, and I was executing pitches in better locations as a whole."
The figure is impressive in and of itself, but also represents a very encouraging improvement over what Paxton was able to muster in his first start back from a disabled list stint due to a pectoral injury. The southpaw had only hit the low 90s with his fastball in that appearance, but he managed to average 94.7 mph Thursday. He's poised to potentially make two more starts before season's end, with the first slated to come against the Athletics next Tuesday. 3:06 am (EST)
- Paxton (12-5) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks through just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Texas on Thursday.
- Paxton could see up to three more starts before the end of the regular season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
- Paxton (12-4) took the loss against the Astros on Friday, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks over only 1.1 innings without striking out a batter. All James Paxton (L) News
|Sep 21||L 4 - 2||Rangers||0||1||0||3.2||4||0||2||2||4|
|Sep 15||L 5 - 2||@ Astros||0||1||0||1.1||4||0||3||2||0|
|Aug 10||L 6 - 3||Angels||0||0||0||6.1||5||2||3||1||6|
|Aug 04||W 5 - 2||@ Royals||1||0||0||6.0||4||0||2||1||7|
|Jul 30||W 9 - 1||Mets||1||0||0||6.0||6||0||0||0||8|
|Jul 24||W 4 - 0||Red Sox||1||0||0||7.0||4||0||0||0||10|
|Jul 19||W 4 - 1||@ Astros||1||0||0||7.0||6||0||1||1||7|
|Jul 14||W 4 - 2||@ White Sox||1||0||0||6.0||5||0||2||0||9|
|Jul 07||W 7 - 2||Athletics||1||0||0||7.0||2||0||2||3||9|
|Jul 02||W 5 - 3||@ Angels||1||0||0||6.1||2||0||1||2||3|
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NEXT PROJECTED START - SEP 26
|10:09 PM @ OAK||vs Daniel Mengden (R)|