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Alex Cobb allowed just one run (unearned) on four hits and four walks while striking out six batters over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Despite allowing just one run on Wednesday afternoon, Cobb was out-dueled by Kevin Gausman to fall to 2-5 on the season. Cobb has been pitching very well of late, having allowed just one earned run while striking out 17 batters over his last two starts (13.1 IP) and is now sitting on a 3.48 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through his first nine trips to the mound. The Rays offense hasn't done there starting pitchers any favors this season as they continue to be one of the worst offensive groups in all of baseball, so Cobb isn't going to do much in the wins category. However, his production elsewhere, including in the strikeout department (8.56 K/9) are worthy of ownership in all league formats moving forward. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Pirates on Monday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck