SP - BAL
Alex Cobb pitched five innings in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, giving up just one run on two hits and a walk. The lone run came off of a fourth inning Brian Anderson homer. The Orioles lost 1-0.
Cobb seems to be back to his pre-2018 ways, earning 15 called strikes and inducing 14 swings-and-misses. He will bring a 2.51 ERA and 1.12 WHIP into his next start against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark.
Alex Cobb pitched four innings of two-run ball on Friday against the Rays. All four hits he surrendered were doubles. He struck out two and walked three in the no-decision.
Cobb has a 2.89 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through two starts, and his split finger and curveball both look like great pitches. If he can get a couple more innings each start, he is a sneaky pickup in 15-teamers. He will get the Nationals on the road in his next start.
Alex Cobb tossed 5 and 1/3 innings against the Red Sox Saturday, giving up one earned run on four hits and no walks. The lone run came off a Mitch Moreland homer. He struck out six in the 7-2 victory.
Cobb had impressed in Summer Camp and carried some of that momentum over to Saturday. He gets the Marlins next time out, and if he does well against them, he might start earning deep mixed league consideration.
Alex Cobb tossed four innings against the Nationals in an exhibition game Monday, surrendering two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out five. All the runs came on a Howie Kendrick two-run shot.
Cobb is on track to start the second game of the season, and should be able to pitch five or six innings depending on his pitch count. He's only relevant in AL-only leagues.
Alex Cobb is slated to be the Orioles' second starter, per pitching coach Doug Brocail.
Cobb is hardly a fantasy option these days, even if he is the Orioles' number two. Cobb only pitched 12 innings last year, and struggled to a 4.90 ERA in 2018 after signing his contract late in Spring Training.