Kelly (undisclosed) is expected to start Saturday or Sunday against the Mets, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. Kelly was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Tuesday, but manager Torey Lovullo said that the right-hander is expected to make his next start. In his last three starts, Kelly has posted a 3.24 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 16.2 innings.
Kelly was placed on the injured list Tuesday for unspecified reasons. The Diamondbacks didn't provide an injury designation or specify which injured list he was placed on, so the right-hander's return timeline remains unclear. If it's the COVID-19 injured list, Kelly can be activated as soon as he clears the league's protocols. The 22-year-old's availability for his next turn through the rotation Saturday against the Mets will remain up in the air until his status is updated.
Kelly allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across 5.2 innings Sunday in the win over the Rockies. He did not factor in the decision. Kelly's only runs allowed came via a two-run home run by Trevor Story in the third inning. That was enough to prevent Kelly from taking the win, but he still had a solid performance. The 32-year-old has been much better in his last three starts (six runs allowed in 16.2 innings) than in his first three starts (15 runs allowed in 16 innings).
Kelly (2-2) picked up the win against San Diego on Tuesday, hurling six innings and allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Kelly breezed through five innings before being touched up for a pair of hits and a run in the sixth. That was the only score the Padres could muster in the contest, allowing Kelly to emerge with his second win in his past three outings. The quality start was the right-hander's first of the campaign and helped lower his season ERA to 6.33. He'll look to build upon the strong outing when he faces Colorado at home Sunday.
Kelly allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three across five innings Wednesday against the Reds. He did not factor into the decision. Kelly began his outing with three scoreless frames, but he surrendered all three of his earned runs in his last two innings. Things went particularly poor for him in the fifth, when he allowed a leadoff single followed by a triple and sacrifice fly. Kelly was spared the loss after Arizona made a comeback late in the game, though it still hasn't been an ideal start to the campaign for him. Through 21 innings, Kelly has posted a 7.71 ERA with a 13:5 K:BB. He'll look to get on track in his next turn the rotation, projected to come Tuesday against San Diego.
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