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Rays starter Shane McClanahan allowed just one run over seven innings of work against the Tigers on Tuesday. His final line included four hits, zero walks, seven strikeouts, and the win. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 8-1.
McClanahan is now 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and .181 OBA through eight games this season. All the while, he has managed to post a whopping 12.63 K/9 and just 1.94 BB/9. The hurler should be rostered in all dynasty and redraft leagues.
Rays starter Shane McClanahan put on a show against the Angels on Wednesday evening. Over seven innings, he gave up zero runs, one walk, and six hits. Meanwhile, he struck out a whopping 11 batters.
The Angels came back and tied the game in the eighth inning, so McClanahan finished with the no-decision despite his brilliant effort. (In the end, Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 4-2.) McClanahan is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and .184 OBA. He is also responsible for an incredible 13.27 K/9 and 2.29 BB/9. The 25-year-old southpaw should be rostered in 100 percent of fantasy baseball leagues.
Tampa Bay Rays P Shane McClanahan went 5.1 innings, striking out five batters and allowing just three hits and two runs during a 4-3 win over the Mariners.
McClanahan was excellent once again for the Rays allowing just three hits and two runs while striking out five. The 25-year-old has seen his ups-and-downs across his first six starts of the season going 32.1 innings, allowing 12 runs, 23 hits, and striking out 47. He continues dominate hitters at the plate with strikes bringing his total up to 47/9 K/Walk ratio this season but has come at the price of five homers in six starts. Look for him to continue to be an anchor of the Rays rotation.
Shane McClanahan allowed three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings on Saturday against the Twins. He struck out 11 and took the loss, falling to 1-2.
McClanahan's stuff was electric as usual, as he averaged 96.6 miles per hour with his fastball and induced 16 whiffs on 90 pitches. Noted lefty-masher Kyle Garlick took him deep twice to account for all the damage, but McClanahan was otherwise nearly flawless. He now has a 3.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, but his FIP (2.80) and xFIP (1.60) suggest he's pitched even better than his numbers. He'll take on the Mariners next where, as always, he'll be a must-start option.
Shane McClanahan allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings on Sunday against the Red Sox. He struck out seven and earned the win, moving to 1-1.
McClanahan was outstanding yet again, with 21 whiffs on 86 pitches and a 38% CSW rate. He gave up four hits on his first nine pitches before retiring 20 of the last 22 hitters. You cannot possibly find holes in McClanahan's game right now. He has a 31:5 K:BB ratio, has struck out no fewer than seven batters in any start this year, and has gone at least six innings in back to back starts. He'll take on the Twins in his next outing where he's obviously a must-start option.