Lopez (0-1) took the loss in Wednesday's defeat at the hands of the Braves in Game 2 of the NLDS, allowing two earned runs on three hits over five innings. He struck out seven. Lopez battled through five innings, with his only mistakes coming in the form of a pair of solo home runs he allowed. The 24-year-old had a strong postseason debut, throwing 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes without walking a batter. Lopez posted an impressive 3.61 ERA and 1.19 WHIP during the regular season, and his next chance at taking the mound would come if the Marlins can advance to the NLCS.
Lopez (6-4) picked up the win Thursday as the Marlins downed Atlanta 4-2, giving up two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out six. The right-hander extended his winning streak to three straight starts, posting a 1.56 ERA and 19:5 K:BB through 17.1 innings over that stretch. With the Marlins currently holding onto the No. 6 seed in the National League and fighting to clinch a playoff spot over the final weekend, Lopez will have to wait and see whether he'll get a chance to continue his winning streak in the postseason.
Lopez (5-4) struck out seven and gave up two runs on three hits and three walks over 5.1 innings in a 7-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday. Lopez fired 100 pitches (60 for strikes) and worked out of multiple jams to earn his second consecutive win. The 24-year-old lowered his season ERA to 3.96 through 10 starts. He is next scheduled to take the mound Thursday against Atlanta.
Lopez (4-4) picked up the win Monday against the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits across seven innings. He fanned six and did not issue a walk. It was a dramatic turnaround for Lopez after being tagged for seven runs in just 1.2 innings Sept. 10. The right-hander was close to flawless after allowing a home run to Andrew McCutchen to leadoff the ball game, allowing just two hits while not issuing a free pass the rest of the way. The 24-year-old picked up his fourth win and dropped his ERA to 4.02 on the season. He will look to carry his momentum into his start against Washington on Saturday.
Lopez (3-4) allowed seven runs on four hits (one home run) and four walks while striking out two across 1.2 innings Wednesday as he took the loss against the Braves. Lopez allowed the first three batters to reach in the second inning but looked as though he may escape with minimal damage after he got the next two Braves hitters out via a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, that was not the case as the next four batters reached base, resulting in five runs scored, three on a homer by Travis d'Arnaud. Lopez was immediately yanked following the long ball and was replaced by Jordan Yamamoto, who gave up four more runs before finally recording the third out of the inning. That's now back-to-back rough outings for the 24-year-old, whose ERA has shot up to a 4.50 after he maintained a 1.83 through his first seven starts. Lopez will look to get back on track as he lines up to take the mound Monday against the Phillies.