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Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Logs quality start in no-decision
Lorenzen registered a no-decision during Saturday's 6-5 loss to Toronto, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 6.2 innings.
Lorenzen breezed through the middle innings but surrendered one run on three hits in the first inning and two runs on three baserunners in the seventh before being removed. The 30-year-old has now gone at least six innings in six of his eight starts and has allowed one run or fewer in half while permitting at least three in the other four. Lorenzen lines up to square off against Philadelphia when he pitches again, scheduled for next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Six scoreless frames
Lorenzen (5-2) earned the win during Saturday's 5-3 victory over Oakland, allowing three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six scoreless innings.
Lorenzen shut down Oakland's offense for the second straight game, permitting just one runner past second base, and he required only 84 pitches to navigate the frames. The 30-year-old has now allowed one run or fewer in four of his seven starts and has lowered his ERA to 3.05. He's scheduled to take the mound again next weekend against Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Goes seven innings in win
Lorenzen (4-2) earned the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing one run on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Lorenzen was staked to an early lead and shut down Oakland's offense after surrendering a run in the first, retiring the final seven batters he faced. The 30-year-old has excelled during his first season in Los Angeles, as he's gone at least six innings in four of his six starts, though 14 of his 24 strikeouts have come in two games. He'll carry a 3.57 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into his next start, tentatively scheduled for a rematch against Oakland next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Surrenders five runs in loss
Lorenzen (3-2) took the loss in a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Nationals on Saturday, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Lorenzen struggled Saturday in allowing runs in four of the five innings he appeared despite tying a season high with five strikeouts. The 30-year-old has been inconsistent with a 1.77 ERA in three wins compared to a 10.13 mark in eight innings during two losses. He'll look to get back on track against Oakland next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Carries shutout into ninth
Lorenzen (3-1) allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over 8.1 innings Sunday, striking out two and earning a win over the White Sox.
While the final stat line doesn't look overly impressive, Lorenzen kept the White Sox off the board through eight innings and extended his scoreless streak to 14 frames. He was knocked out of the game after coughing up a two-run double to Leury Garcia and was charged with a third run when Garcia scored later in the inning. Lorenzen will carry a 3.04 ERA into his projected home start against the Nationals next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Tosses six scoreless frames in win
Lorenzen (2-1) threw six scoreless innings against Cleveland on Monday, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out three to earn the win.
Lorenzen had some control issues in the contest, as he threw only 49 of 93 pitches for strikes and issued a season-high four free passes. However, the right-hander worked around the walks by yielding only three hits and inducing two double plays. This was Lorenzen's second win and second quality start of the campaign, making him an intriguing pickup in fantasy leagues in which he isn't already rostered. The right-hander will carry a 2.93 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled to come in Chicago against the White Sox on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Yields four runs in loss
Lorenzen (1-1) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over 3.1 innings Monday, striking out two and taking a loss against Houston.
Lorenzen stumbled out of the gate Monday, coughing up a two-run shot to Yordan Alvarez in the first inning. In the fourth, he walked Jeremy Pena with the bases loaded before plunking Jose Siri just two pitches later. The 30-year-old saw his ERA jump to 4.82 through 9.1 innings across two appearances. Lorenzen is currently expected to face the Guardians at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Wins first Halo start
Lorenzen (1-0) got the victory in Monday's 6-2 win over the Marlins, allowing one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in six innings.
Lorenzen permitted just two baserunners and made one mistake -- a Jesus Sanchez fourth-inning solo home run -- in submitting an impressive start. The 30-year-old had only started five games since his rookie season way back in 2015 prior to Monday's outing, but with the success he should stick around Los Angeles' six-man rotation for at least one more turn next Monday in Houston.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Won't pursue two-way role
Lorenzen is content to focus on a pitching role this season and won't pursue having an opportunity to hit, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Lorenzen worked as a starter, as a reliever, and occasionally as an outfielder during seven seasons in Cincinnati, though he logged only one big-league plate appearance in each of the past two campaigns. He appears to now be committed to pitching full time after signing with the Angels in the offseason and being tabbed to join the team's starting rotation. Lorenzen has started 26 contests in his major-league career, though 21 of those came in 2015 during his rookie campaign.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Inks deal with Angels
Lorenzen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Angels on Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Lorenzen pitched exclusively for the Reds across his first seven seasons in the majors, but he'll now join the Angels on a short-term deal. The 29-year-old converted all four of his save chances and posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings across 27 appearances in 2021. The right-hander will likely be in the mix for a high-leverage role with the Angels in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Picks up bumpy save
Lorenzen got the save on Friday night against the Dodgers despite allowing a run on a hit while also hitting a batter.
Mychal Givens had pitched the previous two days, so the Reds turned to Lorenzen on Friday night. This was Lorenzen's fourth save since returning from his second IL stint, but his first since August 22. He's the secondary option whenever Givens is down.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Woeful outing in relief
Lorenzen (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Tuesday against the Brewers after allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.
Lorenzen had logged 12 straight scoreless outings and hadn't allowed a single run before melting down in this one. He entered the game with a 4-1 lead, and by the time he departed the mound, the Brewers were up 5-4 and held the lead the rest of the way. As a result, his ERA spiked to 2.63 -- though given it was just the case of one bad outing, fantasy managers shouldn't be overly concerned and should continue trusting the seven-year veteran.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Logs third save
Lorenzen walked one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over Miami.
Lorenzen has now converted saves on consecutive days. The 29-year-old has yet to give up a run this season while scattering six hits and seven walks across 13.1 innings. He's added five holds in 12 appearances, so it's clear that manager David Bell trusts Lorenzen in the late innings, whether as a closer or a setup man.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Nabs second save
Lorenzen allowed two hits and struck out one over 1.2 innings of scoreless work, picking up the save in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Marlins.
Lorenzen inherited a tricky two-on, one-out situation in the eighth inning with the Reds up by three Saturday night. Although he allowed one of his inherited runners to score, he induced a double play ball from Bryan De La Cruz to escape the jam. He benefitted from another double play in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. After returning from a hamstring injury July 30, the right-hander has yet to allow an earned run in 10 outings. If he can remain healthy, he's likely to work in some of the Reds' high-leverage situations alongside Mychal Givens.... See More ... See Less
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