Max Fried pitched nine innings against the Padres Friday, allowing three hits and striking out four batters. With the win, his record is 13-7 on the year, and he earned another quality start. He threw 98 pitches, 66 for strikes, and carries a 3.12 ERA.
Fried has two complete-game shutouts under his belt this year, and both have come since the break. His second half this year has been outstanding, and he should develop into an ace next year.