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Alex Cobb became the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out 13 batters without making it through five innings. Cobb gave up three runs on five hits with two walks over 4 2/3 innings, but ultimately his pitch count got out of hand and he left the game after 117 pitches. Tampa Bay pitching went on to strike out San Diego batters 18 times.
That ended a streak of 34 straight games in which Tampa Bay’s starting pitchers have worked at least five innings.
Will Venable and Carlos Quentin hit solo homers off Cobb in the first for San Diego.
Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist delivered to run singles as a rays scored four runs in the seventh inning to beat the Padres 6-3. Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his fifth save of the season.
“I can’t really explain why or how that happened. It was just one of those weird days,” Cobb said. “Obviously, that’s not my goal. I never go into a game trying to strike everybody out. I was trying to put balls over the plate and have them make weak contact, and they were swinging and missing.”
Fantasy Play: I can’t have been one of the most consistent pitchers on the race staff and will face the Boston Red Sox Thursday and take a 4-2 record and a 3.09 ERA into the game. The strikeouts were nice for Cobb owners, but don’t look for repeat in his next start.
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb had an unusual fourth inning, to say the least, in Friday night's game at Tropicana Field against the San Diego Padres. Not only did Cobb strike out four batters in the inning, but he gave up a run in the process.
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It started when Cobb struck out Padres leadoff batter Will Venable, but strike three...
Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb gets a dropped third strike facing Will Venable, who in turn reaches base. He then proceeds to strikeout the next 3 batters. Unfortunately for Cobb, Venable swiped two bases and scored on a balk in between the punch outs.
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