Skubal (0-6) took the loss Friday as the Tigers fell 4-2 to the Cubs, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. The young southpaw continues to come up short in his quest for his first win of 2021, but he did toss 64 of 95 pitches for strikes in what was his longest outing of the season to date. Skubal will carry a 5.73 ERA and 31:17 K:BB through 33 innings into his next start.
Skubal (0-5) took the loss Friday versus Minnesota. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in five innings. Skubal gave up solo home runs to Kyle Garlick and Jorge Polanco, which accounted for all the runs against the 24-year-old starter. Through 27 innings, Skubal has a 5.67 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 26:16 K:BB in seven appearances. He's now surrendered 10 home runs -- cutting his walk rate and keeping the ball in the yard will be key factors in the southpaw's development this season. Skubal projects to make his next start at home versus Kansas City next week.
Skubal (0-4) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Friday. Skubal had been piggybacking with Michael Fulmer recently, but he started Friday's contest. However, he was hit hard early in the contest and gave up runs in each of the first three innings prior to his removal. As a result, Skubal was forced to settle for his fourth loss in his last five appearances. The southpaw now carries a 6.14 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 22 innings this season. He could make his next appearance on the road against Boston on Thursday.
Skubal will start Friday against the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Skubal was expected to pitch in some capacity in this game, but he had been piggybacking with Michael Fulmer recently. Instead of continuing with that arrangement, Fulmer will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday and Thursday. Skubal has not thrown more than four innings in an outing since his first appearance of the year, when he went 5.1 innings against Cleveland on April 4.
Skubal (0-3) allowed two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out three in 2.2 innings to take the loss against the Royals on Sunday. Skubal pitched in a piggyback role behind Michael Fulmer once again Sunday. He tossed 61 pitches across his 2.2 innings, but he was charged with his third loss of the year since the Tigers' offense failed to record any runs. Skubal has now posted a 5.21 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 19 innings this season.
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