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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
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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

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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

Drew Smyly crashed and burned in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, yielding eight runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Ouch. Smyly did strike out six against just one walk, but it was a disappointing outing just about any other way you slice it. Chris Davis set the tone well enough in the first inning, launching a grand slam off the 27-year-old southpaw. The O's would strike for additional singular runs in the second and third innings before scoring a pair in the fifth to finish off Smyly's disappointing line. The terrifying performance pushed his ERA from 4.78 to 5.32. He will try to rebound in a home start against the Tigers next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 26 - 5:17 PM

Drew Smyly allowed four runs over seven innings in a no-decision Monday against the Indians.

Smyly started out as strong as he ended his last start, striking out five of the first nine batters he faced. It went downhill from there, as Smyly finished with those five strikeouts while allowing runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. He gave up eight hits in total without walking a batter. Smyly will carry a 4.78 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 94/19 K/BB ratio into this weekend's start against the Orioles.
Jun 20 - 10:24 PM

Drew Smyly fanned a whopping 12 hitters without walking any in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Smyly had to settle for a no-decision in the 13-inning game after letting in two runs on four hits. All the damage came on a two-run bomb by Nelson Cruz. Smyly has struggled badly this season but this dominant game is an example of why pundits were high on him coming into the year. Smyly's ERA improves to a still ugly 4.75 despite his elite 10.31 K/9. Expect some improvement as the season unfolds. He should get two starts next week.
Jun 16 - 12:51 AM

Drew Smyly is not expected to make his next start until June 15 against the Mariners.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that he wants Smyly to get some mental and physical rest. 10 days will hopefully do the trick. The left-hander has allowed 17 earned runs over his last three starts and has a rough-looking 4.94 ERA in 71 total innings this year.
Jun 8 - 2:17 PM

Drew Smyly allowed four earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Another ugly line for Smyly, who got roughed up for eight runs on 12 hits over four innings last time out against the Royals. The light-hitting Twins tagged him for seven hits on Sunday and also drew three walks. Smyly looks like a guy who might be going through a dead-arm period. He's lined up to face the Astros next.
Jun 5 - 6:49 PM

Drew Smyly was under siege Tuesday, allowing eight runs on 12 hits over four innings in a loss to the Royals.

Smyly allowed two runs in the first inning and one in the third before the Royals struck for five more in the fourth. The start was the second subpar showing in a row for the southpaw, who has seen his ERA inflate from 3.54 to 4.77 in that span. There was some amount of luck in his early-season success, but this feels like an overcorrection. Smyly will look to bounce back Sunday at the Twins.
Jun 1 - 12:23 AM

Drew Smyly yielded five runs in six innings Thursday in a loss to the Marlins.

Smyly had a 2.60 ERA and a 41/6 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings during April. In May, he has a 5.59 ERA and a 26/9 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. We still feel pretty good about him as a mixed-league option, though. He'll face the Royals in Kansas City next time out.
May 26 - 4:20 PM

Drew Smyly allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

Two home runs accounted for all three of the Tigers' runs against Smyly. It's an issue he's had in a handful of starts so far this year -- in four starts he's allowed two or more homers, while allowing zero combined in the other five. Despite a 3.54 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 63/14 K/BB ratio over 56 innings, Smyly is now 2-5 on the year. An interleague date with the Marlins is on tap for Thursday.
May 21 - 7:52 PM

Drew Smyly lasted just five innings but allowed only one run to pick up a win in Monday's 13-2 blowout victory over the Blue Jays.

Smyly has had a few terrific outings this season. This wasn't one of them, but he made it work despite four walks, as he struck out six and allowed four hits and a lone run. It was a solid rebound outing in a tough matchup following his worst start of the season last week in Seattle. Smyly will carry a 3.44 ERA into his old stomping grounds in Detroit this weekend.
May 16 - 11:20 PM

Drew Smyly had a rough one in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, yielding six runs on 10 hits over five innings.

The Mariners struck for a pair of big innings against Smyly, with Franklin Gutierrez rocking a two-run homer in a three-run first and Dae-Ho Lee doing it all himself with a three-run homer in the fourth. Smyly did strike out five without walking a batter, but that is about the only positive to take from the outing. This start aside, the 26-year-old southpaw has posted a fine season while pitching to a 3.63 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 46/6 K/BB ratio across 44 2/3 innings. He'll play host to the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 11 - 1:34 AM

Drew Smyly pitched well in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits over six frames.

Smyly punched out eight on the evening while walking one. All of the damage against him came via solo home runs, with Michael Saunders hitting a solo blast in the third inning and Josh Donaldson replicating the feat in the sixth. Even against a strong offense that clubs left-handed pitching, Smyly continued his very strong start to the season. He'll carry an impressive 2.60 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Dodgers.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro