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Fri, Jul 1
@ Detroit Tigers (29-46)
  • Comerica Park

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
44-36 6-4 W1
39-34 4-6 W2
36-39 4-6 W1
29-46 4-6 L1
28-47 5-5 W2

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 1 2.14 34 10 1.04

Top Scott Barlow News

  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Secures 11th save

    Barlow allowed one run and recorded one strikeout over 1.1 innings while recording a save over Detroit on Friday. He gave up one hit and walked one batter.

    Eric Haase broke up the Royals' combined shutout with a sacrifice fly against Barlow in the ninth. Still, Barlow was able to convert his 11th save of the year and his sixth since the start of June. His season ERA is up to 2.31 with a 35:11 K:BB through 35 innings. Over his last 13 appearances, Barlow has coughed up five runs while striking out 16 batters.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Records 10th save

    Barlow struck out two and didn't allow a baserunner across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Barlow had no issue protecting a one-run lead to lock down his 10th save of the season. He has turned in three consecutive scoreless appearances since blowing a save June 21, posting a 5:0 K:BB across 2.2 innings. Barlow has been excellent in the closer role for the Royals this season, maintaining a 2.14 ERA with a 34:10 K:BB across 33.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Locks down ninth save

    Barlow allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.

    Barlow blew a save in his previous appearance, but he was back to being solid Friday. He's 4-for-5 in save chances while allowing four runs across 11 innings in June. The right-hander has a 2.25 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB in 32 innings overall while logging nine saves, four holds and two blown saves through 28 appearances. He continues to see more of the save chances than Josh Staumont, who hasn't closed out a game since May 17.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Blows save Tuesday

    Barlow allowed three runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning, taking a blown save in Tuesday's 12-11 extra-innings win over the Angels.

    Barlow needed to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning, but he gave up a game-tying home run to Shohei Ohtani. This was just the second blown save in 10 chances for Barlow this season, and it's only the second time he's allowed multiple runs in an appearance. The 29-year-old's ERA ticked up to 2.32 with a 1.06 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB through 31 innings overall. He's given up four homers in 27 outings this year, matching his total from 71 appearances in 2021, but he's still the Royals' top option for saves.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Nabs save in close game

    Barlow picked up the save Saturday against Oakland, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out one and walking none across 1.1 innings.

    Barlow entered the game in the eighth inning after Jose Cuas allowed a baserunner in a 1-0 game. Barlow picked up the final out in the eighth, then remained in for the bottom of the ninth. He needed only 12 pitches to pick up four outs and earn his eighth save of the year. The righty reliever has a 1.55 ERA this season and seems to have a strong lock on the closer role in Kansas City after converting his last seven save opportunities.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Nabs seventh save

    Barlow didn't allow a hit or walk while striking out two across 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the save Wednesday against the Giants.

    Barlow entered the game with a one-run lead and a runner on first base. However, he worked out of the jam quickly and required 25 pitches to get the final five outs of the game. Barlow now has seven saves on the season, converting each of the last three opportunities for the team. Barlow has held opponents scoreless in seven of his last 10 appearances, and he has maintained an excellent 1.63 ERA across 27.2 frames on the campaign.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Converts on save opportunity

    Barlow earned the save against the Orioles on Thursday, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing two hits and one walk while striking out one.

    Barlow threw only 12 of 23 pitches for strikes in the outing, and he allowed a run-scoring double to the first batter he faced after entering with two outs in the eighth inning. However, the right-hander was able to settle down to notch his first save since May 26. The gap was a product of team play -- no other Kansas City pitcher earned a save in the two-week stretch, and Barlow didn't have any save opportunities during the time. He appears to have a good hold on the closer role, but that won't necessarily lead to many saves given the Royals' awful 19-37 season record.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Secures two-inning save

    Barlow earned the save against the Twins on Thursday, pitching two scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and struck out two batters.

    After the Royals took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning, Minnesota responded by beginning the bottom of the frame with three straight singles. Barlow was brought in to minimize the damage, and he ended up keeping the Twins off the scoreboard entirely, striking out the first two batters he faced before inducing a groundout. The right-hander remained in the game for the ninth frame and allowed a pair of hits, but he again navigated around trouble to notch the save. This was Barlow's first save since May 15 and team-leading fifth on the campaign. Josh Staumont has three saves and may continue to cut into Barlow's ninth-inning opportunities, though the latter's 1.71 ERA and 1.05 WHIP are superior.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Handed loss Monday

    Barlow (2-1) took the loss Monday versus the White Sox. He allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings.

    Barlow kept the game tied in the ninth inning, but he allowed a two-run home run to Luis Robert in the 10th. The Royals were unable to bounce back from that, giving Barlow his first loss of the year. The right-hander has been strong as the Royals' closer with a 1.56 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 16:5 K:BB, four saves and three holds in 15 appearances. The homer he allowed Monday was the second he's given up this year after surrendering only four long balls in 71 outings in 2021.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Earns fourth save Sunday

    Barlow struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    The right-hander picked up just one save during the first month of the season, but he has a 1.15 ERA this year and has been rewarded with saves in three of his last four outings. While Josh Staumont appeared to be the favorite for ninth-inning work in April, Barlow seems to have reclaimed the closing duties since the start of May, and he's converted four of five save chances in 2022.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Converts multi-inning save

    Barlow saved Friday's 14-10 victory over the Rockies on Friday, striking out one in 1.1 innings.

    Barlow earned his keep in the eighth inning when he induced a Brendan Rodgers flyout with the bases loaded and retired the side in order in the ninth to lock down his third save. Manager Mike Matheny notably had to pull co-closer Josh Staumont in the eighth after he loaded the bases. Barlow has received the last four Kansas City save chances. He now owns a 1.23 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 14.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Earns second save

    Barlow allowed two hits and no walks while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's matinee win over the Orioles.

    Barlow was charged with a blown save in his last outing, but he returned to form Sunday by picking up his second save of the season. The right-hander has split early season closing duties with Josh Staumont, who also has two saves this year. Following Sunday's appearance, Barlow has posted a 1.46 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 12.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Records second win

    Barlow (2-0) earned the win Thursday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he allowed one walk and recorded one strikeout against the White Sox.

    Barlow snagged the win after the Royals' offensive explosion in extra innings. The lack of offense up to that point neutralized what was otherwise a standout performance from Brad Keller, who allowed only three hits in seven innings. Barlow is still seemingly the Royals' first choice for saves despite a challenge from Josh Staumont, who has recorded two saves this season.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Records first save

    Barlow earned a save against the Twins on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit and did not walk or strike out any batters.

    Barlow was tasked with protecting a two-run ninth-inning lead and preserving the Royals' combined shutout. He allowed a one-out single but got Gary Sanchez to ground into a double play to pick up his first save. Josh Staumont looked like Kansas City's primary closer coming into the contest, as he had notched a pair of saves in the previous four days, but he instead pitched the eighth inning Wednesday. Both Barlow and Staumont appear likely to get save opportunities moving forward.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Picks up hold

    Barlow logged 1.1 scoreless innings Saturday versus the Tigers. He allowed one hit and struck out two to earn a hold.

    Barlow entered the campaign as the Royals' primary closer, but he's yet to record a save in four appearances. He has a win and and a hold while allowing just one run, four hits and a 6:1 K:BB across 4.2 innings. The right-hander is doing well, and the save chances should follow, but it appears manager Mike Matheny is opting to deploy Barlow at the most important moments in a game rather than just in the ninth inning. Josh Staumont pitched a scoreless inning to earn the first save by any Royals pitcher this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: New London, CT
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R