Lopez (4-7) took the loss Saturday against the Yankees by surrendering five runs on six hits across six innings. He struck out four and walked two. Lopez allowed four runs on four hits during the fourth inning Saturday but otherwise pitched fairly well for the White Sox. The 25-year-old has a 6.31 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 76:36 K:BB through 81.1 innings and should take the mound at Texas next weekend.
Lopez (4-6) allowed one run on a walk and four hits across six innings Sunday, striking out eight and taking the win over Kansas City. The lone run to score off Lopez came from a Jorge Soler solo homer in the fourth frame. Sunday's outing was much-needed for the 25-year-old after he gave up 19 runs over his three previous outings. He also walked fewer than two batters for the first time since May 8. Lopez's inconsistency has cursed him with a 6.21 ERA across 75.1 innings on the year. He'll see the Yankees at home Saturday.
Lopez (3-6) yielded six runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over four innings while taking a loss against the Nationals on Tuesday. The White Sox spotted their starting pitcher a five-run lead in the first two frames, but by the end of the fifth, that lead was gone. Lopez let the Nationals back in the game by allowing a pair of homers, which has been an issue for him all season. Lopez has allowed at least one homer in five straight contests, and he's tossed up 10 long balls over his last seven outings. Overall, Lopez is 3-6 with a 6.62 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, .299 batting average against, 2.2 HR/9 and 64 strikeouts in 69.1 innings this season. He will get another crack at the Nationals in his next start at home Monday.
Lopez didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Royals, coughing up five runs on 12 hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out three. He kept the damage to a minimum through five innings but faded badly in the sixth, as Lopez got tagged for four runs and three extra-base hits in a span of seven batters, including a Jorge Soler homer. The right-hander will take a 6.20 ERA and 60:29 K:BB through 65.1 innings into his next outing Tuesday -- on the road against the club that originally signed him, the Nationals.
Lopez allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out one batter in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Lopez gave up a home run to Billy McKinney in the third inning but otherwise shut down the Toronto offense. He has now pitched at least six innings in six of his 10 starts this season but has shown inconsistency keeping the ball in the yard -- he has allowed 11 home runs on the season -- and missing bats. Sunday's one-strikeout performance was a season low and comes only four starts removed from a dominant 14-punchout performance against Detroit. Lopez will travel to Minnesota for his next scheduled start Friday.