SP - Houston Astros
Despite tallying six strikeouts in just 4.2 innings, he allowed three hits and three walks, resulting in three earned runs.
With a season ERA of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.28, Javier's inconsistency and lack of control have been a recurring issue, making him a risky fantasy option moving forward.
Cristian Javier turned in an impressive performance on Wednesday, striking out 11 batters over five innings while allowing one run on just three hits and two walks.
Despite his strong outing, Javier was unable to secure the win as the Astros narrowly defeated the Orioles 2-1. With a season stat line that includes 29 games started, a 4.64 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP, Javier has shown flashes of brilliance but has also had his fair share of struggles. Overall, Javier's performance in this game should provide some encouragement for fantasy owners, but his inconsistencies make him a somewhat risky option moving forward.
Cristian Javier had a tough outing on Friday, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk over 5 innings pitched.
Despite recording 6 strikeouts, Javier was unable to keep the Astros in the game as they fell to the Royals by a score of 4-2. This performance adds to Javier's season-long inconsistency, as he now holds a 4.74 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 28 games started. While his strikeout numbers remain solid with an 8.4 K/9, his 4.84 FIP and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio suggest that he has been getting hit harder than his ERA indicates. Fantasy managers should approach Javier with caution moving forward, considering his up-and-down performances throughout the season.
Cristian Javier's performance was solid overall, as he allowed just four hits and no walks over six innings of work.
However, he did surrender three earned runs, which ultimately led to his 9th loss of the season. Despite the loss, Javier's eight strikeouts showcased his ability to miss bats, and his season-long numbers, including a 4.65 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, suggest that he can still be a valuable fantasy asset down the stretch.
Cristian Javier had a rocky outing against the Red Sox, surrendering 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in just 5 innings of work.
Despite the subpar performance, Javier managed to secure the win as the Astros offense provided plenty of run support. This outing caused his season ERA to rise to 4.52, a number that fantasy managers will hope he can improve upon in future starts. However, a 4.92 SIERA and a greatly diminished 13% K-BB% suggest improvement is far from a sure thing.