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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 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

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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

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

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CF1Kevin Kiermaier
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