Heading into today’s start against the Orioles Alex Cobb had made 3 career starts and compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.04 ERA (17.2 IP/4 ER). He has allowed 2 ER or less in each of his 3 starts.

His most recent start against the Orioles came on August 20th in Baltimore. He earned the win in the 7-4 Rays victory by going 6 innings allowing 2R/1ER on 3 hits striking out 5 and walking 4.

Thus far through 3 innings today he has not allowed a hit. He has recorded 5 groundball outs and 4 strikeouts. He has allowed two base runners to  reach base via the walk.

After a 20 pitch first inning he has his pitch count back in order needing only 10 pitches for the 2nd inning and 15 to end the 3rd.

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