Keller (2-5) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out eight in five innings to take the loss against the Giants on Sunday. Keller was coming off his worst start of the season after he gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Reds on Monday. He fared slightly better in Sunday's outing, but he was still charged with his fifth loss in his first eight starts. Keller has posted a 7.16 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 32.2 innings this season. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road Saturday against Atlanta.
Keller will start Sunday against the Giants, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Keller was originally slated to start Saturday's game but will still draw a matchup against the Giants after moving back one day. He'll look to bounce back from a poor outing his last time out, when he allowed seven earned runs across only 3.1 innings to the Reds.
Keller (2-4) took the loss after giving up seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings Monday against the Reds. Keller needed just six pitches to get through the first inning, but he found trouble in the fourth, surrendering six runs in the frame. This marks the second time this season Keller has given up seven runs in an outing, boosting his ERA to 7.81 across 27.2 innings. His next start tentatively lines up for Saturday against San Francisco.
Keller (2-3) tossed 5.2 shutout innings against San Diego on Tuesday to earn the win, allowing two hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Keller turned in his best performance of the season against a strong San Diego offense. He ran into trouble the third time through the order and needs to work on going deeper into games to live up to his billing as a former top prospect in the organization. The right-hander will take a 6.29 ERA into his next start.
Keller (1-3) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Royals after allowing four runs on three hits and five walks while fanning two across 2.1 innings. Keller had a rough outing Wednesday, giving up three runs in the first inning and failing to retire the side in order in any of his three frames. The right-hander has been very inconsistent this season, but he has given up three or more runs in three of his five outings to date while failing to pitch more than five innings in any of his starts. This translates to an inflated 8.20 ERA across his first 18.2 innings of the season. He's slated to next take the ball next week against the Padres on the road.
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