Lorenzen gave up two home runs in the blowout loss. He dropped to 3-5 with the loss and his ERA ballooned to 4.58 on the season.
Lorenzen received a no-decision after allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings of work. He also struck out five and walked three. His ERA now stands at 3.77.
Lorenzen is winless in his last four starts and has just one quality start over those outings.
Lorenzen (3-4) allowed a first-inning run, and then gave up a second run in the fifth. Otherwise he was able to avoid any serious damage, despite a rather significant amount of baserunners in the 2-0 loss.
"I wasn't able to outpitch Fernandez," Lorenzen said, per MLB.com. "That was my goal. When you get an opportunity to go up against a guy like him, you want to do your best and show that you can compete at the highest level."
The rookie heads into the All-Star break on a bit of a roll, having allowed a total of nine earned runs in 28 2/3 innings over his last five starts.
"There are lessons to be learned," manager Bryan Price said. "Number one, when you don't have your best stuff, you can still compete -- which he did today…They just sprinkled a few base hits throughout the course of their lineup. I'll tell ya, when Michael gets to where he's commanding the zone better, he's gonna be a force."
Lorenzen (3-3, 3.58 ERA) gave up a solo home run to Gerardo Parra to kick off the game. After giving up another run in the first, Lorenzen served up another solo home run in the second inning, this time to Aramis Ramirez. .
"I definitely could have done better with that, and pitch selection," Lorenzen said, per MLB.com. "I felt good, everything felt really good. I think sometimes you second-guess yourself and throw some pitches and there's no conviction behind them. That's what happens sometimes. You just learn from it."
Friday's performance marks the shortest start for Lorenzen. He came into the evening having allowed four earned runs over his previous three starts.
Lorenzen gave up a third-inning solo home run to Curtis Granderson for his only blemish on the afternoon. He left in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and two outs, but no further damage was done.
The game was suspended by rain after the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1, and it will be resumed prior to the scheduled game on Sunday afternoon.
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