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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Drew Smyly improved to 5-8, allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Tigers went on to defeat the Royals 16-4 on Thursday.
Smyly has been mediocre over his last three starts, but he was backed by an offensive outburst on Thursday. The lefty allowed eight hits -- including home runs to Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- while walking one and striking out two. Smyly goes into the All-Star break with a 4.00 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 70/28 K/BB ratio. Jul 11 - 12:07 AM

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Drew Smyly was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.

Smyly punched out three while walking one on the evening. A pair of RBI doubles by Ben Zobrist and a solo homer by Evan Longoria provided most of the offense against him. He'll look to get back on track when he carries a 3.89 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Thursday's tilt against the Royals in Kansas City.
Jul 4 - 11:23 PM

Drew Smyly allowed just an unearned run over six innings of work in a win against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Smyly gave up just five singles on the evening, and he struck out five. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, but Tuesday's win left him just 2-2 in that span and 4-6 on the season. Still, Smyly takes a 3.19 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Astros.
Jun 25 - 12:05 AM

Drew Smyly pitched seven innings of two-run ball Wednesday against the Royals, but was saddled with his sixth loss.

Smyly is wondering what happened to all of the run support; the Tigers have scored two runs or fewer in five of his last six outings. Not coincidently, he's won just one of those six outings, beating the Red Sox in a 6-2 game on June 6. For the season, Smyly is 3-6 with a 3.48 ERA.
Jun 18 - 4:21 PM

Drew Smyly pitched well in a losing effort against the Twins on Friday, allowing just one run on four hits over six strong innings of work.

He walked three and struck out a pair on the evening. Toeing the slab on his 25th birthday, Smyly surrendered nothing more than a solo homer to Eduardo Escobar in the third inning, but that was enough to propel the Twins to victory. He’ll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals at home on Wednesday.
Jun 13 - 10:24 PM

The Tigers will skip Drew Smyly's next turn in the rotation following Tuesday's rainout.

They'll keep Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander on schedule in the final two games of the series versus the White Sox. It's no surprise, as Smyly has been consistently skipped whenever possible this season. He'll be available in relief the next few days.
Jun 10 - 7:04 PM

Drew Smyly pitched well in Friday’s victory over the Red Sox, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over six strong innings.

Smyly fanned four on the night while issuing just one free pass. The Red Sox put a run on the board just two batters into the ballgame on an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts, but Smyly was able to settle in nicely afterwards. Now 3-4 on the season, he’ll carry a 3.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s matchup against the White Sox in Chicago.
Jun 6 - 10:02 PM

Drew Smyly was lifted after allowing three runs in four innings Saturday against the Mariners.

It took Smyly 105 pitches to get through four innings, even though he was a lefty facing a Seattle lineup with Willie Bloomquist, Endy Chavez and Mike Zunino at the top of the order. That's just not very impressive. Given that he's had a more consistent workload of late, there aren't any easy excuses for his poor performances. If he can't pitch better next week against the Red Sox, his rotation spot might be in jeopardy.
Jun 1 - 1:44 AM

Drew Smyly was tagged for four homers and six runs over five innings in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

The left-hander surrendered eight hits and two walks, needing 107 pitches to cover the five frames. Smyly boasted a 2.45 ERA after his first outing this month, but he hasn't pitched well in three of four starts since then. He'll try to get back on track this weekend in Seattle.
May 26 - 7:24 PM

Drew Smyly picked up the no-decision, allowing one run over six innings as the Tigers defeated the Orioles on Tuesday.

Smyly was quite effective, his only mistake coming in the first inning when Adam Jones hit a solo home run to left field. Overall, Smyly allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out seven in the effort. He now has a 2.70 ERA on the season and a 30/11 K/BB ratio. Smyly will face the Indians on the road in his next start.
May 13 - 10:42 PM

Drew Smyly surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Astros.

As inconsistent as Smyly's workload has been thus far, it's pretty impressive that he still has a 2.96 ERA. Today's outing won't go down as one of his better ones, but he should become more valuable in fantasy leagues as his usage becomes steadier.
May 8 - 4:01 PM

Drew Smyly went seven scoreless innings as the Tigers defeated the Royals by a score of 9-2 on Saturday.

Smyly was on extended rest and looked fresh, yielding just two hits and striking out six batters over his seven shutout frames. The left-hander is now 2-1 on the year with a 2.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He was one of Rotoworld's top fantasy sleepers heading into the 2014 season and should keep cruising next week versus Houston.
May 3 - 10:25 PM

Drew Smyly will have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

The Tigers have a pair of off days next week, so Smyly will be used in the bullpen for a little bit. His next start will come next weekend in Kansas City.
Apr 25 - 5:25 PM

Drew Smyly held the White Sox to two runs over six innings in Wednesday's start, but took home the no-decision.

Smyly, making his second start of the season, looked better than he did his last time out on the mound. Overall, the lefty allowed six hits and a walk while striking out seven. Smyly will look to continue improving, getting the White Sox again in his next start.
Apr 23 - 10:15 PM

Drew Smyly struggled in his first start of the 2014 season, allowing four runs on six hits over just three innings in Friday’s loss to the Angels.

Smyly walked two and struck out a pair on the evening. Due to scheduled off-days and postponements, it took until April 18 for Smyly to make his first start in the Tigers rotation, and his highly anticipated debut didn’t quite go according to plan. He’ll look to turn things around when he takes on the White Sox at home on Wednesday
Apr 18 - 10:47 PM

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