SP - ATL
Max Fried pitched seven innings against the Mets Wednesday, allowing five hits, two runs (both earned), and two walks while striking out nine batters. The Braves offense was held to one run and Fried was tagged with the loss, he's 7-7 on the year, but he did earn a quality start. He threw 106 pitches, 67 for strikes. He carries a 4.32 ERA.
Fried struggled his last time out so tonight is a hopeful sign, perhaps he can find some consistency and help his team win the division. For fantasy, he's had a so-so year but he should be fine the rest of the way.
Max Fried pitched five innings against the Phillies Friday, allowing six hits, four runs (all earned), and four walks while striking out six batters. The Phillies won 5-1 and with the loss, Fried's record on the year falls to 7-6. He threw 100 pitches, 64 for strikes. He carries a 4.46 ERA.
Fried needs to gain some consistency to become a reliable fantasy star. He belongs on rosters now, but we all know he needs that consistency. He can be dominant one outing and struggle the next, there have been many pitchers that have made careers out of those results but Fried, well, many have higher hopes for him.
Max Fried pitched seven innings against the Rays Saturday night, allowing four hits, and one walk while fanning seven batters. He earned a win and a quality start with this one, his record is 7-5 on the year. He threw 96 pitches, 60 for strikes. Fried carries a 4.29 ERA.
Fried was locked in from the start of this one, even going 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI. His curveball was particularly effective tonight against a tough Rays lineup. He's set the bar pretty high for himself now, hopefully, he can add some consistency going forward.
Max Fried pitched five innings against the Marlins Saturday, allowing nine hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while striking out five batters. The bullpen was able to hold the lead, Braves won 5-4, Fried's record stands at 6-5. He threw 92 pitches, 55 for strikes. He carries a 4.71 ERA.
Fried is having difficulty locating his pitches because he holds the ball too long before releasing it. He'll make the adjustment and should be fine for the second half.
Max Fried pitched five-plus innings against the Pirates Monday, allowing seven hits, six runs (all earned), and two walks while striking out two batters. It was the Pirates all the way in this one, with the loss Fried's record evens out at 5-5 on the year. He threw 91 pitches, 59 for strikes. He carries an 4.66 ERA.
This game was just not Fried's to have, he wasn't missing many bats just not himself today. He'll be fine and bounce back, fantasy managers don't fret. He should have a terrific second half.