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White Sox's Michael Kopech: Can't keep pace with Ohtani in loss
Kopech (2-5) took the loss against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters over 5.1 innings.
Kopech fell behind early, allowing two runs in the first inning -- including one that scored on his own error. He settled down to hold Los Angeles scoreless over the next four frames before serving up a two-run homer to Luis Rengifo in the sixth. That was more than enough for the Angels to claim victory on a night when Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 over 5.2 scoreless frames. Kopech has taken a loss in each of his past three starts, allowing 10 earned runs and posting a 12:7 K:BB over 16.1 innings during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Takes loss Sunday
Kopech (2-3) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Astros.
Kopech didn't have to miss a turn in the rotation after leaving last Sunday's start with knee discomfort. He wasn't great in his return to game action, with three of the four runs he allowed coming on home runs -- a solo shot by J.J. Matijevic in the fourth inning and a two-run blast from Mauricio Dubon in the fifth. Kopech has allowed multiple runs in only four of his 12 starts this season. He has a strong 2.38 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 55:25 K:BB through 56.2 innings. Sunday's was a tough matchup for the 26-year-old, but he lines up for a more favorable home start versus the Orioles next weekend.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Cleared for Sunday's start
Kopech (knee) will start Sunday against the Astros, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Kopech left his previous start last Sunday with a knee issue after recording just two outs. He was quickly cleared of anything worse than discomfort, however, and he noted the next day that he felt much better after getting some fluid drained. He tested his knee in a bullpen session Thursday and evidently proved to the team that he was good to go without missing a turn in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Slated to test knee Thursday
Kopech (knee) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Kopech sustained a knee injury Sunday against the Rangers but felt better Monday after getting fluid drained from his knee. He'll test his knee during Thursday's throwing session and tentatively lines up to start Sunday against Houston if he feels good after his bullpen.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Feeling much better
Kopech is feeling "a lot better" Monday after getting fluid drained from behind his knee, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Kopech left his start Sunday against the Rangers with right knee discomfort after recording just two outs, but he's yet to be placed on the injured list. He was cleared of structural damage following an MRI on Sunday, so if he continues to feel fine, he seemingly has a good chance to make his next start next weekend against the Astros.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Exits with knee discomfort
Kopech left Sunday's start against the Rangers with right knee discomfort, 670 The Score reports.
He recorded only two outs before exiting, and it's unclear how much more time he will miss. Reynaldo Lopez came in to relieve Kopech, and Davis Martin could be an option to come back up from Triple-A to replace Kopech in the rotation if necessary.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Not dealing with structural damage
Kopech (knee) underwent an MRI on Sunday that didn't reveal any structural damage, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Kopech exited Sunday's start against the Rangers due to right knee discomfort and said after the game that he has some fluid built up and is feeling sore. While it's not yet clear whether the right-hander will need to miss any additional time, he hasn't been ruled out for his next turn through the rotation, and his injury doesn't appear to be a particularly serious concern. If Kopech is cleared to make his next start, he projects to take the mound on the road against Houston on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Exits with apparent injury
Kopech exited Sunday's start against the Rangers with an apparent injury, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Kopech winced after throwing a pitch to Adolis Garcia in the first inning and exited after a discussion with team trainers. The exact nature and severity of his injury are not yet clear. Reynaldo Lopez replaced him out of the bullpen and could be a candidate to step into the rotation if Kopech is forced to miss an extended period.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Excellent in win
Kopech (2-2) earned the win Tuesday, firing six scoreless innings against the Dodgers during which he allowed a hit and a walk. He struck out eight.
Kopech bounced back extremely well after a rough outing against the Blue Jays where he allowed five earned runs. The right-hander was dominant Tuesday, with his strikeout tally serving as a season-high figure. In addition to earning the win, he also picked up a quality start, his fourth in his last five outings. The flamethrower will take a 1.94 ERA into his next start.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Excellent against Dodgers
Kopech (2-2) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight across six scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Kopech dominated the vaunted Los Angeles lineup, with the only hit he surrendered being a single to Will Smith. He posted a season-best eight strikeouts on the strength of 13 swinging strikes across 98 total pitches. Importantly, Kopech also displayed improved control, as he managed to walk fewer than two batters in a start for only the second time this season. He's maintained a 1.94 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 51:24 K:BB across 51 innings on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Struggles during Wednesday's loss
Kopech (1-2) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks over three innings against the Blue Jays. He struck out four.
After tossing seven scoreless innings against the Yankees on May 22, the White Sox opted to give the right-hander extra rest heading into Wednesday's matchup. However, Kopech appeared rusty and allowed runs in all three innings he pitched, including a three-run homer to Danny Jansen in the bottom of the third. Despite the poor start, Kopech still sports a 2.20 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP and has 43 strikeouts across 45.0 innings. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday's matchup with the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Getting extra rest
Kopech won't start this week as the White Sox look to give him some extra rest, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Kopech pitched on extra rest Sunday against the Yankees and was dominant, throwing seven shutout innings while allowing just one hit. He isn't scheduled to pitch in any of his team's games this week, and the White Sox have an off day Monday, so it looks as though he'll pitch on eight days' rest May 31 in Toronto. The news is unfortunate for those with Kopech already locked into their weekly lineups, but the White Sox were always going to find some way to limit Kopech's workload this season, as he's pitching out of the rotation for the first time since 2018 after throwing just 69.1 regular-season innings last year.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Shuts down Yankees
Kopech (1-1) earned the win, striking out six in seven scoreless innings while giving up two walks and a hit in a 5-0 victory Sunday against the Yankees.
Kopech retired the first 17 batters he faced before allowing his lone hit, a double to Rob Brantly. He pitched around two walks in the bottom of the seventh and the White Sox scored five times in the top of the eighth to put Kopech in line for the win. It was the longest, and arguably best, start of his major-league career. The 26-year-old has been incredibly stingy and batters are hitting just .122 with no home runs against him through 42 innings. His next start will likely be next weekend against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Back from paternity list
Kopech was activated from the paternity list Friday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 26-year-old left the White Sox on Tuesday and will return without missing a start, as expected. Kopech lines up to take the mound Sunday against the Yankees, with Dallas Keuchel and Johnny Cueto poised to start the first two games of the series.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Placed on paternity list
The White Sox placed Kopech on the paternity list Tuesday.
Kopech will be away from the team for up to three days while he witnesses the birth of his child. After making his most recent start Sunday, Kopech wouldn't have been in line to make his next start until Friday in New York anyway, so his placement on the paternity list shouldn't affect his availability this week. The White Sox are expected to return Lucas Giolito (illness) from the COVID-19 injured list to start Wednesday in Kansas City, so Kopech could end up getting an additional day of rest to make his next start Saturday, which would also come against the Yankees.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Handed first loss
Kopech (0-1) allowed three runs on one hit and four walks over six innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Yankees.
Kopech looked solid for most of Sunday's outing, but he lost his command in the second inning. All five Yankees that reached base against him did so in the second as Kopech walked in a pair of runs and allowed another on a wild pitch. The other five innings in his start were all perfect. The 26-year-old righty is sporting a 1.54 ERA through 35 frames. Kopech is expected to get a rematch on the road against the Yankees next weekend.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Fans seven in solid start
Kopech allowed one unearned run on two hits and two walks over six innings in Monday's loss to Cleveland. He struck out seven and did not factor in the decision.
Kopech coughed up a run on a fielding error in the first inning before keeping the Guardians off the board for the next five frames. It was his longest outing of the year and he lowered his season ERA to 0.93 through 29 innings. The 6-foot-3 righty has yet to allow more than two runs in any of his six outings to date. Kopech is lined up to face the Yankees at home this weekend.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Four scoreless innings
Kopech struck out five in four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks in a 3-1 win Tuesday over the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Kopech allowed multiple baserunners in three of the four innings he pitched but was able to get out of trouble each time. He left the game after tossing 83 pitches. The 26-year-old has an excellent 1.17 ERA in 23 innings this season, not allowing more than two runs in any start and not yet giving up a homer. Over his first five starts, however, he has struggled with control, walking 4.3 batters per nine innings. His next start will likely be early next week against Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
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