Minor (2-2) allowed five runs on four hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out seven and taking a loss against the White Sox. The White Sox got to Minor early Sunday, tagging him for three runs in the second followed by a two-run double from Yermin Mercedes in the third. He ended the outing on a high note by retiring the final seven batters he faced. The 33-year-old southpaw saw his season ERA climb to 5.75 alongside a 37:15 K:BB through 36 innings. Minor is projected to face the White Sox again in Chicago next weekend.
Minor took a no-decision against Cleveland on Tuesday after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three across 5.1 innings. Minor got off to a solid start, retiring 10 consecutive batters while holding Cleveland hitless until the fifth inning, when David Naylor struck with a single. Minor reentered for the sixth frame and ran into trouble, loading the bases before handing the ball over to the bullpen with the Royals leading 3-0. Unfortunately, a fielding error by Nicky Lopez and an RBI single by Harold Ramirez allowed all three of his runners to score. The left-hander will bring a 5.23 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next projected start at home Sunday against the White Sox.
Minor didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Pirates. He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks while fanning six across 4.1 innings. Minor has endured a rough start to the season and has failed to post a quality start through five outings, and he's reached the six-inning mark just once thus far. The veteran left-hander owns a 5.26 ERA across his first 25.2 innings and is slated to take the ball next week at home against Cleveland.
Minor (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a win over the Tigers on Friday. The only damage on Minor's line was a two-run home run by Robbie Grossman in the fifth inning. Other than that, Minor bounced back well after giving up four runs in 5.2 innings to the Blue Jays in his previous start. The southpaw has a 4.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 21:7 K:BB across 21.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Minor (1-1) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, getting tagged for four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out three. The lefty served up homers to Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero among his 99 pitches (59 strikes), continuing a problem that has consistently plagued him in recent seasons. Minor will carry a 5.17 ERA and 12:5 K:BB through 15.2 innings into his next outing Friday in Detroit.
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