In his 18.0 innings and 1-1 record this year, Cashner has a 2.50 ERA with 16 Ks and eight BBs.
Boston clinched its best-ever start thanks to another dominant performance on Saturday, overwhelming the Orioles from the first inning on. He has pitched 20 innings in the three starts, allowing three earned runs with 25 strikeouts and five walks. Andrew Benintendi also had three RBIs and J.D. Martinez hit a solo homer and drove in two runs total for Boston, which continued its offensive onslaught with a seventh straight game with six or more runs for its 12th victory in 13 attempts.
Showalter lowered his expectations for this first start, but he's confident the Orioles made a wise investment in Cobb.
Mets 6, Brewers 5: Todd Frazier hit his first two home runs with NY, new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team, and the host Mets extended their winning streak to nine. His only sub-.500 mark in any is a 1-2 record at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles are now just 5-10 overall and 3-6 on the road. "Once he gets comfortable and settled in, he's a good pitcher", Beckham said. Both Cashner and Johnson have started out well, and should keep both offenses in check.
The Cubs trailed 9-1 in the third inning, were still down 10-2 in the sixth and went into the eighth behind 10-5. He limited the Marlins to one run in six innings in his lone start this season back on April 2nd.
Another day, another win for the 2018 Boston Red Sox.
For all the attention given the hot starts of first Xander Bogaerts and then Mookie Betts, the best numbers in the lineup belong to Ramirez. Tzu-Wei Lin hit a ground-rule double into right field later in the frame, driving in Mitch Moreland to give Boston a two-run cushion. Betts now features a sizzling.353 average with two homers and 10 RBI's on the season. They feature a stellar 3.07 team ERA, good for fourth overall.
Jonathan Schoop left Friday night's game with side soreness that surfaced on his last at-bat. He's going to get good pitches to hit.
His return just two days after being hit on the hand/wrist was a welcome sight.
One year after finishing last in the American League in home runs, the Red Sox are finding the range.
This was Cobb's first start of the year after spending some time in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league system to build up his arm strength after signing with the Orioles later in the offseason, and he looked rusty at best.
WHITE SOX AT TWINS: Minneapolis, the final three games of the four-game weekend series with Chicago were postponed as an unlikely spring blizzard hit the Twin Cities.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 1-4 in their last five in game four of a series and 6-0 in Johnson's last six starts.