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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Alex Cobb improved to 3-6, allowing four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Rays defeated the Orioles 12-7 on Sunday.

It wasn't exactly a strong effort from Cobb, but the Rays busted out the bats just in time for him, scoring seven runs in the sixth inning. Cobb allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. He'll carry a 4.20 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 56/20 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Tigers on the road.
Jun 29 - 5:44 PM

Alex Cobb yielded six runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Cobb has been affected with the Rays malaise, as he lost tonight for the fifth time in his last six starts. He's only really deserved three of those losses, but with the way the Rays are hitting, there's just no margin for error right now. Cobb has allowed one or no runs in five of his 10 starts this season, but he's just 2-1 in those outings.
Jun 23 - 11:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9C.J. Riefenhauser