Sam has had an impressive string of starts since july 8th. he has gone at least five innings in each start (not bad with a pitch count). in five of the seven starts he has given up no runs (earned or otherwise). twice in this seven game stretch he has given up just one hit in six innings. all told in 39 IP he has given up just 5 ER (1.15 ERA). he has given up 22 hits and walked 18 (1.03 WHIP).