Last Game
Thu, May 19
vs Chicago White Sox (19-19)
  • Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
22-16 5-5 W1
19-19 5-5 W1
16-19 4-6 L3
14-23 5-5 L1
13-25 5-5 L2

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 1 1.47 16 5 0.87

Top Scott Barlow News

  • 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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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Earns win Opening Day

    Barlow allowed zero runs on two hits across 2.0 innings and earned the victory Thursday against the Guardians. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

    Barlow notched a 2.42 ERA with 14 holds and six saves across 74.1 innings last season and picked up right where he left off to start the 2022 campaign. The 29-year-old figures to be one of Kansas City's top options for high-leverage situations.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Signs deal without arbiter

    Barlow and the Royals agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.4 million deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Barlow will increase his salary by nearly $2 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He emerged as the Royals' closer last season, saving 16 games while posting a 2.42 ERA and a 29.7 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Allows run but earns save

    Barlow gave up a run on two hits and two walks while striking out three in one inning to earn the save in Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit.

    The right-hander's 16th save of the year wasn't all that sweet, but he was able to strike out Harold Castro with the bases loaded to preserve the lead. Barlow has rarely made mistakes on the mound with a 2.49 ERA across 72.1 innings. He's added a 1.22 WHIP and 89:28 K:BB while logging 16 saves and 14 holds in 69 appearances. He should end the year as the head of Kansas City's closer committee.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Notches 15th save

    Barlow recorded his 15th save of the season in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers, working a perfect ninth inning without striking out a batter.

    The 28-year-old has converted seven straight chances since his last blown save Aug. 25. Barlow now sports a 2.40 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 86:26 K:BB through 71.1 innings with five wins and 14 holds in addition to his saves, and he's emerged as Kansas City's top bullpen arm this season.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Comes away with 14th save

    Barlow recorded his 14th save of the season in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, giving up a run on one hit while striking out two in the seventh inning.

    The right-hander entered the seventh with a three-run cushion, but he served up a solo shot to Bobby Bradley before closing out a 4-2 win. Barlow has converted eight of nine save chances since Aug. 18, posting a 1.35 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB through 13.1 innings over that stretch as the primary option for saves in the Kansas City bullpen.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Picks up save, walks two

    Barlow picked up the save Tuesday against Oakland after tossing a scoreless inning, walking two.

    Barlow had a few command-related issues, issuing multiple walks for the first time since July 8, and tossing 10 of his 23 pitches for strikes. He found a way to get the job done, however, and he's now closed the door in each of his last five save chances. He has gone 13-for-19 in save opportunities this season but still owns a career-best 2.34 ERA through 66 appearances (69.1 innings).

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Secures save No. 12

    Barlow allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 12th save of the year in a 5-3 win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Barlow worked around a base hit by Max Kepler while striking out two batters to pick up the save. The 28-year-old has converted each of his last four save chances and 12-of-18 overall on the year. Barlow has let up just one run over his last 11 appearances and now owns a 2.37 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 84:24 K:BB over 68.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Nails down 11th save

    Barlow gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his 11th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Orioles.

    He's emerged as the top option in the Royals' bullpen. In 22.2 innings since the All-Star break, Barlow has a 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB with seven saves, three wins and three holds, and no other right-hander has picked up a save for Kansas City since Greg Holland (shoulder) on July 23.

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Player Bio

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