- As the fifth starter for the White Sox, Axelrod pitched 5.2 innings against the Mariners with no earned runs allowed on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. In the minors he found success in 2011 and 2012 with back-to-back sub 3.00 ERA season at Triple-A Charlotte. However, as I stated last week when I wrote about him, Axelrod struggles against LHBs (career 5.14 xFIP), so it's best to check the lineup the opposing manager is sending out, before starting him on your squad, if at all possible. This coming week, he'll face the Indians on the road.
- Cobb got the season started right this week as he threw 7.1 scoreless innings against the Indians with six strikeouts and three walks for the win. Last season he turned in a 4.03 ERA (3.54 xFIP) with 106 strikeouts and 40 walks over 136.1 innings. His change-up is great and he has a career 57.1 percent
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