Merrill Kelly

#29 SP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 lb Age: 33 College: Arizona State Bats/Throws R/R

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  • Kelly pitched five innings, surrendering three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in the loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision. Kelly gave up a two-run homer to Joey Wendle in the first inning and then an RBI single to Jacob Stallings the next frame. The outing was his shortest since his first start of the year April 8 and the two punchouts were a season low. After posting four straight quality starts -- a stretch where he produced a 1.63 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 27.2 innings -- the streak was snapped Wednesday. Kelly now sports a 1.71 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 38 punchouts through six starts in 2022.

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  • Kelly (3-1) earned the win during Friday's 4-1 victory over Colorado, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 8.2 innings. Kelly gave up his lone run in the first inning then shut down Colorado's offense for the rest of the game en route to his third win. He fell in line for the victory after Arizona scored three runs in the eighth but couldn't quite hold on for the complete game, permitting a pair of two-out singles before being removed. The 33-year-old has been a revelation this season, firing four straight quality starts while allowing five runs in 27.2 innings during the stretch. He'll face a real test against the Dodgers next week.

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  • Kelly (2-1) earned the win Saturday against St. Louis, striking out four while allowing just two hits and no walks across seven shutout innings. It's been a remarkable start to the season for the 33-year-old righty, who now owns a 1.27 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through five starts. He's still not getting all that many strikeouts, as his strikeout rate dropped to 22.8 percent following Saturday's start, but he's been effective at keeping runners off the basepaths. The only times a Cardinal reached second base against him in this outing were on a pair of steals and an error. He'll look to keep the hot start going next week, when he lines up to face the Rockies at home.

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  • Kelly (1-1) was charged with the loss against the Dodgers on Monday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings. The right-hander held the Dodgers' potent offense mostly at bay to notch his second straight quality start, but he was outdueled by Walker Buehler -- who threw his first career shutout -- and Kelly was saddled with his first loss. Kelly wasn't as sharp as in his previous start, when he allowed just one run over six frames, but he impressively recovered from a rough first inning during which the Dodgers produced two runs. Kelly still has a standout 1.69 ERA on this season, and he'll likely make his next start in St. Louis this weekend.

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  • Kelly (1-0) picked up the win in Wednesday's 11-2 rout of the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. The right-hander saw his scoreless streak to begin the season end at 15 innings, but he still put together another excellent outing in his first quality start of the season, and this time he actually got some run support. Kelly sports a 0.59 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 18:5 K:BB through 15.1 innings, and while some regression is clearly due, even his current 1.70 FIP is outstanding.

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YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
2022 ARI 7 7 42.0 3 1 0 38 11 36 1.71 1.11
2021 ARI 27 27 158.0 7 11 0 130 41 163 4.44 1.29
2020 ARI 5 5 31.3 3 2 0 29 5 26 2.58 0.98

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
5/11
vs 
- - - 5.0 7 1.76 2 4 1.80
5/06
vs 
1 - - 8.2 7 1.25 2 8 1.04
4/30
1 - - 7.0 2 1.29 0 4 0.29
4/25
vs 
- 1 - 6.0 7 1.71 2 4 1.50
4/20
1 - - 6.0 6 0.60 1 5 1.17
4/13
vs 
- - - 5.1 3 0.00 2 6 0.94
4/08
vs 
- - - 4.0 4 0.00 2 7 1.50

Upcoming Games

dateOpptimeScheduled Starter
5/17
3:10 PM Tyler Anderson
5/18
4:10 PM Walker Buehler
5/19
7:40 PM Kyle Hendricks
5/20
2:20 PM Justin Steele
5/21
2:20 PM Wade Miley
5/22
2:20 PM Keegan Thompson
5/23
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9:40 PM Zack Greinke

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