McKenzie (3-3) picked up the win Monday after he tossed seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six versus the Astros. McKenzie dominated in this one, firing six scoreless innings before Alex Bregman took him deep for a solo shot in the seventh frame, providing the only blemish on his line. It was the second straight outing that the right-hander pitched seven innings and his fourth consecutive quality start. The streak of dominant outings has lowered his ERA from 3.71 to 2.70 while his WHIP has shrunk to an impressive 0.90 over 43.1 innings through eight starts in 2022. McKenzie will look to continue his hot streak in his next start, which tentatively lines up for this weekend against the Tigers.
McKenzie (2-3) allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out four and taking a loss against Minnesota. McKenzie coughed up an RBI single to Max Kepler in the first inning followed by a pair of solo homers from Gio Urshela and Byron Buxton in the fourth and fifth frames, respectively. Prior to Sunday's outing, he had given up just one home run through 29.1 innings this season. The 24-year-old now owns a 2.97 ERA with a 34:11 K:BB on the year. McKenzie is lined up to face the Tigers at home next weekend.
McKenzie (2-2) picked up the win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six. The right-hander helped ensure the Guardians would come away with a split after dropping the matinee, firing 68 of 102 pitches for strikes as he delivered his second straight quality start. McKenzie is benefitting from 2022's less lively ball -- after serving up 21 homers in 120 innings last season, he's been tagged for only one long ball in 29.1 innings to begin this year, leading to a 2.76 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
McKenzie (1-2) got the win during Sunday's 7-3 victory over Oakland, allowing four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in 6.1 scoreless innings. McKenzie was dealing Sunday, cruising through six easy innings before being pulled with two on and one out in the seventh. In logging his first quality start in five turns, the 24-year-old recorded season highs in innings pitched, strikeouts and pitch count (96). He'll carry a 2.70 ERA and 1.03 WHIP into his next start, likely to come against Toronto over the weekend.
McKenzie (0-2) took the loss during Tuesday's 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Angels, allowing four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings. McKenzie pitched okay against a potent Angels lineup, allowing a single run in the second and fifth innings with a two-run Mike Trout home run in the third accounting for half the damage. The 24-year-old showed improvement despite the four earned runs, as he worked his most innings of the season while recording a high pitch count of 90. In addition, McKenzie threw 75.6 percent of his pitches for strikes and didn't issue any free passes after marks of 50 percent and four in his previous outing. He'll go for his first win of the season against Oakland on Sunday.
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