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RHP Jake Faria took a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts across five innings in the Diamondbacks' 9-3 loss to the Rockies.
Faria did a solid job holding down the Rockies' offense on Thursday. He had no troubles with the heart of the Colorado lineup, surprisingly, but gave up an RBI double to backup catcher Dom Nunez and an RBI single to pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez. That's baseball for you. This is the deepest he's gone in any of his three starts this year and he was rewarded with a no-decision for his effort. The 27-year-old now owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 15:5 K/BB ratio over 17 innings (six appearances, three starts).
RHP Jake Faria took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts over four innings in the D-Backs' 6-5 loss to the Giants.
Faria was fine through the first two innings of Saturday's contest but he ran into trouble in the third frame. He coughed up four runs, including a two-run homer to Mike Yastrzemski in the inning. He would come back out for the fourth inning and work a scoreless frame but the damage was done. The 27-year-old now owns a 5.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 11:3 K/BB ratio over 12 innings (five appearances, two starts) with Arizona. He'll get the Dodgers on the road in his next start but shouldn't be streamed in fantasy.
RHP Jake Faria didn't factor into the decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts over four innings as the D-Backs lost to the Cardinals 7-1.
The former Los Angeles Angel was making his first start of the season and performed quite well. He only allowed one run off of a Dylan Carlson RBI triple and punched out three batters over his four innings. The 27-year-old now owns a 3.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 8:1 K/BB ratio across eight innings. Given the lackluster state of the Arizona pitching staff, Faria likely earned himself another start this week.
Rays pitcher Jake Faria has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for first baseman Jesus Aguilar, according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.
The Aguilar news broke first, with the return trickling in several minutes later. This deal makes sense for both sides, as the Rays were seeking a right-handed bat while the Brewers are desperate for starting pitching. Faria broke out in 2017 for the Rays but has bounced back and forth between Triple-A and the big league squad while dealing with some injuries along the way. He had been working out of the bullpen in Tampa but will likely slot right into the starting rotation in Milwaukee.
Jacob Faria allowed an earned run on a hit and a walk over three innings in a 10-4 Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Sunday. He also recorded a strikeout and now has a 2.70 ERA and 0.75 WHIP through three spring appearances.
Faria had a disappointing 2018 season as he dealt with an oblique injury and could not get betters out and finished with a 5.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Faria is a candidate to bounce back and has been going undrafted in many fantasy drafts. Owners should keep Faria on their watch lists as he could help out staffs if he has turned things around.