Buck Farmer tossed 13 scoreless innings over his first two Tigers starts. He allowed 13 runs over 4 2/3 innings in his next two, including seven runs in Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Rays. As a result, Farmer's next start will be for Triple-A Toledo.
Spin: Farmer's fall from Tigers folk hero to a Mud Hen again was so swift, so extreme, it could make for a country ballad. But it's an example of baseball being a game of adjustments. In the Majors, between ample video and small armies of scouts, the adjustments come quickly. "He obviously had two very good outings and two rough ones," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "But big league hitters are tough. They're a lot more adept at taking advantage of mistakes. You might get by a couple times making mistakes, but they'll take advantage eventually." Anibal Sanchez is expected to take Farmer's spot in the rotation. (více...)
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Optioned after Sunday's game
(19. 6. 2017, 00:14:07, CBSSports.com)
Farmer was sent down to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.A promising beginning to Farmer's season was stamped down over his past two starts: He allowed six runs in just 2.1 innings on Tuesday, and the Rays touched him up for seven runs over 2 [...] (více...)
Rays push across seven runs on Farmer
(18. 6. 2017, 23:56:09, mlb.com)
Tigers right-hander Buck Farmer lost after giving up seven runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings Sunday against the Rays.
Spin: Farmer has been touched up for 13 runs in just 4 2/3 innings across his past two starts after firing 13 shutout innings in two starts to open the season. He served up two home runs in his previous outing and another three on Sunday. The 26-year-old could see some improvement as his BABIP (.349) and HR/FB ratio (26.3 percent) normalize, but fantasy owners in 12-team leagues should stay away from Farmer for now. He can be considered as a streaming option in deeper leagues on June 23 against the Padres at pitcher-friendly Petco Park. (více...)
Rays ride 5 HRs, Souza slam to win vs. Tigers
(18. 6. 2017, 23:28:01, Official Tampa Bay Rays)
The Rays used a two-homer game from Logan Morrison and a grand slam from Steven Souza Jr. to split the four-game series against the Tigers at Comerica Park, jumping on Buck Farmer during a 9-1 win on Sunday afternoon. (více...)
Faria welcomes his fathers, family to finale
(18. 6. 2017, 03:00:02, Official Tampa Bay Rays)
There will be two dads at Comerica Park for the price of one on Sunday, watching Jacob Faria take the mound against Buck Farmer on Father's Day in the matinee finale of a four-game series between Tampa Bay and Detroit. (více...)