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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Drew Smyly yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.
It's the home run ball that's been Smyly;s bugaboo all season long, but he went without allowing a bomb for the first time in eight starts tonight and still wasn't very good. Someone with a 167/49 K/BB ratio in 175 innings should have a much better ERA than 4.88, which is where Smyly stands now. Sep 26 - 11:59 PM

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Drew Smyly deserved better fate but had to settle for a no-decision Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to one run over six innings.

Smyly held the Bombers to just four hits and two walks while recording three strikeouts over his six frames. He had thrown only 87 pitches, but Rays manager Kevin Cash decided to pull his starter in favor of Brad Boxberger, who melted down in giving up a four-spot. While he did have to settle for a no-decision, Smyly now hasn't lost since his first start of the second half. He'll get the Red Sox on Sunday.
Sep 20 - 10:40 PM

Drew Smyly yielded two runs over 5 2/3 frames in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Smyly served up a two-run homer to Russell Martin and wasn't efficient on the night, throwing 101 pitches over his 5 2/3 innings. However, he surrendered just five hits and a walk and was able to avoid much trouble for the most part. The left-hander had been roughed up his last two times out, so he'll take this effort. Smyly faces the Orioles in Baltimore on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 10:43 PM

Drew Smyly surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Smyly was saved by the Tampa Bay offense, which put up seven runs on 13 hits in the 7-6 victory. Smyly walked three and gave up seven hits, watching his season ERA rise back into the 5.00s (now at 5.05). He'll try for better results next week in a start on the road against the Blue Jays.
Sep 7 - 4:40 PM

Drew Smyly was knocked around for five earned runs over five innings Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

The loss went to Erasmo Ramirez, who surrendered two earned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Boston the lead for good. Smyly walked two and gave up seven hits, including a fifth-inning grand slam to Hanley Ramirez. The left-hander has a disappointing 4.94 ERA in 155 innings this season.
Aug 31 - 4:53 PM

Drew Smyly yielded three runs (two earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Smyly gave up a two-spot in the first inning before Jake Marisnick took him deep in the second inning. He fanned eight and walked a pair in the no-decision and has now gone at least six innings in seven consecutive starts. The southpaw has posted a disappointing 4.80 ERA this season, but he has been pretty solid during the second half.
Aug 27 - 1:07 AM

Drew Smyly improved to 6-11 in Sunday's win over the Rangers, surrendering four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Smyly was victimized by a pair of home runs in this one, with Delino DeShields notching a two-run shot in the first inning and Drew Stubbs smacking a solo shot in the fifth. The 27-year-old southpaw finished the afternoon with seven strikeouts against one walk. Sunday's outing wasn't a disaster by any means and Smyly has pitched well of late, entering his showdown with the Rangers holding a 2.25 WHIP and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. A road date with the Astros shows next on his schedule.
Aug 21 - 5:39 PM

Drew Smyly held the Padres to one run on just one hit and two walks over seven frames in an 8-2 victory Monday.

Alexei Ramirez took Smyly deep with one out in the first inning, but all the left-hander yielded the rest of the way was a couple walks to Derek Norris. He was pulled after seven innings despite having thrown just 87 pitches. Smyly has really turned it on of late, putting up a 2.25 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Rangers.
Aug 15 - 10:18 PM

Drew Smyly limited the Blue Jays to two runs over six innings in a 9-2 victory on Tuesday.

The matchup looked daunting on paper at Rogers Centre against all of the Blue Jays' right-handed bats, but Smyly held them in check. He did strike out just two batters, which is unusual for a guy who has whiffed a batter per inning this season. It's been an up-and-down 2016 campaign for the southpaw, but Smyly has yielded just seven runs over his last four starts. He'll get the Padres next.
Aug 9 - 10:44 PM

Drew Smyly yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out 10 Thursday against the Royals.

Smyly has turned in three straight quality starts since concluding a run in which he went 0-4 with an 8.13 ERA in five starts. It's his fourth 10-strikeout game of the season. While he's been quite the disappointment, what with his 3-11 record and 5.14 ERA, his 128/32 K/BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings is awfully impressive.
Aug 4 - 3:26 PM

Drew Smyly held the Yankees to two runs over six innings, striking out six, in a win Saturday.

Smyly gave up four hits, including a Brett Gardner two-run homer, and walked one in the outing. The win was somehow just his third of the season, leaving his record at 3-11 through 20 starts. The southpaw, assuming he's not among those who will be changing teams in the coming days, will try to make it a winning streak Thursday against the Royals.
Jul 30 - 10:03 PM

Drew Smyly held the Athletics to only one run in six innings but had to settle for a no-decision after the Rays' bullpen blew the save on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and one walk and fanned only one batter in the ballgame. The lack of strikeouts is unusual for Smyly, who has whiffed more than a batter per inning this year. The win would really have been nice for his owners, who have suffered through his 2-11 record this year. He will take his 5.42 ERA into his next start at home against the Yankees.
Jul 24 - 12:29 AM

Drew Smyly gave up five runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Rockies at Coors.

The Rays gave Smyly an extra-long break in an effort to try to help him out of his funk, but he didn't have any success working on 11 days' rest tonight. He still doesn't seem hopeless, but 0-7 with a 7.60 ERA over a 10-start span just isn't very good.
Jul 19 - 12:52 AM

Drew Smyly was pounded for seven runs -- four earned -- in four innings to take a loss versus the Angels on Wednesday.

Smyly failed to strike out anyone but walked three and gave up eight hits. Despite striking out more than a batter per inning on the season, Smyly will head into the All Star break with a woeful 2-10 record and 5.47 ERA. He might make a good buy-low trade target for brave owners fond of high strikeout rates.
Jul 6 - 10:53 PM

Drew Smyly struggled again in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The left-hander walked four and struck out eight in the contest. He pitched much better than his final line indicates, as he was a victim of poor defense behind him and also the Rays bullpen allowing both of his inherited runners to score. He'll look to chip away at a disappointing 5.33 ERA and 1.26 WHIP when he does battle against the Angels at home on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 10:18 PM

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1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
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