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Josh Fleming took the loss Saturday as the Rays were downed 3-1 by the Astros, giving up three runs on three hits and five walks over six innings while striking out four.
Fleming is now 1-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 12:9 K:BB through 20 2/3 innings. The rookie be back on the mound on Thursday against the Angels and is worth owning in 12-14 team fantasy leagues and deeper.
josh Fleming allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Fleming served as a traditional starter in each of his first two outings of the season, but he entered Sunday's game as the primary pitcher behind right-hander Luis Patino. The 24-year-old lefty has a 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 8/4 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings (three appearances, two starts) and is lined up to face the Astros at home on Friday.
Josh Fleming held the Royals to two hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks to pick up the win in the Rays' 4-1 victory Monday.
Fleming has looked good over two starts this season giving up just one run over 10 1/3 innings with five strikeouts. The 24-year-old is worth picking up in deeper fantasy leagues and will make his next start against a tough Blue Jays lineup.
Josh Fleming allowed just one run in his first start of the season on Wednesday versus the Rangers, striking out two over five innings pitched.
The lack of strikeouts certainly isn't ideal, but Fleming still pitched well enough to keep Tampa Bay in the game. It's unclear if he's going to make another start, but it appears as if it would come next week against the Royals if he does. Fleming isn't really a fantasy option at this time.
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned Josh Fleming, Chris Mazza, and Trevor Richards to Minor League camp Sunday, according to a report from MLB.com's Adam Berry.
Fleming pitched well in 2020 and appeared to be having a strong spring training, but the Rays opted to go with their more veteran options in the rotation. Look for Fleming to be one of the first calls the Rays make when they need a spot starter.