The rest of the way
The former fifth-round pick struggled in his next two outings, allowing nine hits,, six runs and two home runs in 2.1 innings against the Diamondbacks, while hemorrhaging seven runs, five hits, three home runs and a walk in 2.1 frames versus the Rays.
Following the starts, Farmer went back to Toledo and didn’t remerge with the Tigers until late August.
Stepping into the rotation once again, the starter’s outing from there on out were a bit of a mixed bag.
He once again looked promising against Chicago in his first start back, scattering five hits, three earned runs, a home run and a walk over 5.2 frames while punching out three.
Farmer would six more starts over the course of the season, including quality outings against Toronto (five innings, five hits, three strikeouts, two hits, one earned run and a walk) and Minnesota (five innings, four hits, four walks, three strikeouts and an earned run).
However, the 26-year-old failed to reach the five-inning mark in just one of his other four starts.
In that sole outing, he was tagged for eight hits, five runs, three walks and a home run against the Twins.