Newcomb built his 1.48 ERA against the Mets, Marlins, Giants and Padres. But in three starts since against the more potent lineups of Houston, Washington and Chicago, he has an ERA of 11.37 (12 2/3 innings, 22 hits, 16 earned runs, 9 walks, 3 homers).
"All three of them have good lineups," Newcomb said. "I need to do a better job of attacking the zone and looking ahead. I didn’t throw a lot of strikes in spots I needed to. I tried to do a little too much with off-speed. … It just didn’t go too great."