Sep 18 4:58p
Gray took the loss against Texas on Thursday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in just five innings. He issued a couple of walks and struck out four.
After retiring two of the first three hitters of the game, Gray allowed four straight base hits for an early four-run deficit. He settled down a bit, until he gave up a run in the fifth inning, and was ultimately pulled at a pitch count of 91. The 24-year right-hander was phenomenal in the first half of the season, going 10-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 125.2 innings, but has struggled since the All-Star break. He seemed to have righted the ship in his last two starts, however, allowing just four earned runs in 15 innings, but that was all undone after Thursday's mediocre outing. He'll make two important starts next week against the Angels and Rangers, as Oakland attempts to secure a playoff berth.