Sep 12 7:45p
Karns logged seven scoreless frames versus the Blue Jays on Friday night, surrendering just two hits and a couple of walks while striking out eight en route to his first major league victory.
Despite an impressive 9.5 K/9, Karns only managed a mediocre 5.08 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 27 starts for Triple-A Durham this season. However, his first outing at the big league level in 2014 provided a different story altogether, as the 26-year-old righty was nothing short of dominant in the typically hitter friendly environment of Toronto's Rogers Centre. Karns is currently filling what was Drew Smyly's spot in the Rays' rotation and figures to remain there through the end of the campaign. He is slated to be back on the bump Wednesday versus the Yankees.