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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians in Sunday's season finale.
It certainly wasn't the way Cobb wanted to go out, as his 10 hits allowed tied a season high. Two of those hits left the yard, the first home runs he'd allowed since July 18. It was still a largely positive year for the 26-year-old -- Cobb ends the season 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings. Barring the unforeseen, he'll enter 2015 as the Rays' ace. Sep 28 - 5:07 PM

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Alex Cobb suffered his eighth loss of the season after allowing three runs in six innings to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cobb was coming off of an attempt at a no-hitter in his last start, which also came against the Yankees. This time around, the right-hander allowed four hits and walked three while striking out three. Cobb continues to pitch well for the Rays, now sitting on a 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 141/45 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday next.
Sep 17 - 10:19 PM

Alex Cobb brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but was left with a no-decision as the Rays suffered a walk-off loss against the Yankees on Thursday.

Cobb lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning when Chris Young doubled to right-center. The right-hander's night ended there, and Brad Boxberger promptly allowed his inherited runner to score on a Martin Prado home run. Over 7 1/3 innings, Cobb yielded just the one hit while walking two and striking out four. He has pitched wonderfully in the second half, now sporting a 1.26 ERA over his last 11 starts. Cobb will face the Yankees again in his next start, which will occur at home on Tuesday.
Sep 11 - 10:23 PM

Alex Cobb pitched seven innings of shutout baseball on Friday.

Despite the strong outing, Cobb did not pick up the win, as neither team scored until Tampa plated three in the eighth. Cobb scattered six hits, struck out six and walked just one in his seven innings of work. The 26-year old has been absolutely rolling since the All Star Break. Prior to the break, hitters were hitting .245 off of Cobb. Since then, they've hit just .217. On the whole, Cobb has a 2.83 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 9-7 record. He'll face the Yankees in his next start.
Sep 6 - 1:39 AM

Alex Cobb lost for the first time since June 23 on Sunday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox.

Even in losses, Cobb is good enough to win. The right-hander scattered seven hits and a walk, striking out six in the loss. The good start lowered his ERA to 2.98 despite saddling him with his seventh loss. Cobb will try to get back in the win column Friday against the Orioles.
Aug 31 - 4:34 PM

Alex Cobb lasted only four innings, allowing two runs, but took a no-decision as the Rays lost to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Cobb had thrown 92 pitches through his four innings and admitted to not feeling well prior to the game. He yielded three hits and three walks while striking out six. The right-hander still hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start since the Fourth of July. Overall, he has a 3.06 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 122/38 K/BB ratio. The Red Sox await him for Sunday's home start.
Aug 26 - 11:33 PM

Alex Cobb limited the Tigers to two hits over seven innings for the win as the Rays beat the Tigers 1-0 on Thursday despite getting one-hit.

The Rays are the fourth team this year to win a game in which they were one-hit. However, they did it despite never drawing a single walk. That makes them just the third team since 1914, according to Baseball-Reference data, to win a game in which they had one hit and no walks, joining the 1971 Orioles (on a Frank Robinson homer) and the 2006 White Sox (on a Jim Thome homer). The Rays got their run in the first after Eugenio Suarez's error allowed Desmond Jennings to reach and Brandon Guyer tripled. Cobb, Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee made it hold up, combining on a four-hitter. Cobb is now 9-6 with a 3.01 ERA this season.
Aug 21 - 4:08 PM

Alex Cobb improved to 8-6 after tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees on Friday.

Amazingly, the Rays are now back to .500 for the year. Cobb held the Yankees to six hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out eight batters. He has now allowed two runs or fewer in seven consecutive starts, pulling his ERA down from 4.28 to 3.19. Those fantasy owners who were patient are reaping the rewards. He'll try to keep it going against the Tigers next week.
Aug 15 - 10:18 PM

Alex Cobb allowed one run on six hits over six innings but took a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday.

Cobb fanned six without walking a batter, giving him a 102/32 K/BB ratio over 108 1/3 innings this season. The start was his sixth straight allowing two runs or fewer, and Cobb owns a 3.41 ERA on the year. The Rays won in extras, depriving Cobb of his eighth win, so he'll continue to look for that eighth win Friday against the Yankees.
Aug 10 - 8:26 PM

Alex Cobb allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Athletics on Monday.

Cobb allowed seven hits and four walks, and struck out four. He entered the game 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his last six starts -- punching out 39 and issuing eight free passes over the 37 1/3 innings in that stretch -- and 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA against the A's since the start of the 2012 season. Cobb (7-6, 3.52 ERA) travels to Chicago to take on the Cubs on Sunday.
Aug 5 - 2:06 AM

Alex Cobb struck out 12 while allowing one run over eight innings, and the Rays beat the Brewers 5-1 on Tuesday.

Cobb has now turned in back-to-back double-digit strikeout games, as he struck out 10 in a win over the Cardinals his last time out. The right-hander gave up just three hits, all singles, while walking two on the night. He's in the midst of a five-game winning streak that has his record over .500 for the first time this season at 7-6. The A's are the next team that will try to stop Cobb, as the two clubs will meet in Oakland on Monday.
Jul 29 - 10:42 PM

Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way.
Jul 24 - 12:56 AM

Alex Cobb allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

Cobb wasn't at his best, as he allowed five hits and two walks while hitting two batters, but the only offense against him was a two-run homer by Trevor Plouffe in the third inning. He has now won three straight decisions, even though he hasn't completed six innings in any of them. Still, the buy-low window is closing quickly.
Jul 19 - 12:08 AM

Alex Cobb surrendered two runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Cobb left with a two-run lead, but the Rays pen couldn't make it stand up. Still, it was a nice outing for Cobb, whose results have been awfully mediocre of late. His peripherals have remained very strong, so we still expect good things from him in the second half.
Jul 9 - 10:57 PM

Alex Cobb picked up his fourth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on five hits over five-plus innings of work.

The young right-hander struck out five on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. He has now won each of his last two starts, and will look to make it three in a row when he does battle against the Royals at home on Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Brandon Gomes
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Jose Dominguez