Last Game
Fri, May 20
vs Minnesota Twins (23-16)
  • Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
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Final
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
23-16 5-5 W2
19-19 5-5 W1
17-19 5-5 W1
14-24 4-6 L2
13-26 4-6 L3

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 29.2 0 3 9.10 16 20

Top Carlos Hernandez News

  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Demoted to Triple-A

    Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    The right-hander earned a spot in Kansas City's Opening Day rotation, but he's struggled through seven starts with a 9.10 ERA, 2.16 WHIP and 16:20 K:BB over 29.2 innings. Hernandez surrendered three runs over three innings Thursday against the White Sox, which was apparently the final straw. The 25-year-old could receive another look in the rotation later this season, but for now he'll attempt to straighten things out with Omaha. Brady Singer is the likely candidate to step into Hernandez's spot in the rotation.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Struggles to find zone

    Hernandez allowed three earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out three across three innings Thursday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Hernandez struggled to find the strike zone as he walked two batters in the first inning and an additional three in the third. He managed to effectively work around the free passes, but he allowed four consecutive singles -- two of which didn't leave the infield -- to begin the fourth frame that accounted for two of his earned runs. Hernandez has had disastrous results across his last three starts, surrendering 18 earned runs across 11.2 frames. Overall, he has maintained a 9.10 ERA with a 16:20 K:BB for the season.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Struggles again Saturday

    Hernandez (0-3) took the loss against Colorado on Saturday, allowing nine runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three batters over four innings.

    Hernandez fell behind early and yielded seven runs over his first three innings. Though he pitched a perfect fourth frame, he was pulled after starting the fifth by giving up a walk and a run-scoring double. Hernandez has given up 15 runs over his past two starts to push his season ERA to 9.11. He's in danger of losing his spot in the rotation, but if he gets another chance to smooth things out, it will likely come at home against the White Sox next week.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Gets knocked around in loss

    Hernandez (0-2) was saddled with the loss after surrendering six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across 4.2 innings Monday against the Orioles.

    Hernandez cruised through four scoreless frames before running into trouble, allowing all six of his runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Monday's outing was his worst of the young season for the right-hander, who has allowed three or more runs in each of his first five starts. Hernandez will carry a 7.15 ERA and 1.90 WHIP into his next scheduled start, which tentatively lines up for Sunday in Colorado.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Saturday's matchup called off

    Hernandez and the Royals won't play Saturday against the Orioles after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

    The Royals and Blue Jays are already scheduled for a doubleheader Sunday after Friday's matchup was called off, so Saturday's matchup will be made up Monday. Hernandez will take the mound Monday since Daniel Lynch is pitching in Sunday's matinee with Zack Greinke starting in the nightcap, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Friday's game postponed

    Hernandez and the Royals won't play against the Orioles on Friday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Friday's matchup will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Hernandez will take the mound Saturday against Baltimore, while Daniel Lynch will take the mound in Sunday's matinee with Zack Greinke pitching in the nightcap. Hernandez has posted a 6.00 ERA and 1.89 WHIP in 18 innings over four starts this season.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Walks five in loss

    Hernandez (0-1) took the loss during Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Yankees, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

    Hernandez got through a clean first inning but permitted a run apiece in each of the next three frames and was lucky to do so as he escaped a bases-loaded no-out jam in the second with just the one run crossing the plate. Walks weren't an issue prior to Saturday's performance, though run prevention has been as the 25-year-old has now allowed at least three runs in every start and owns a 6.00 ERA through 18 innings across four turns. He's tentatively lined up to make his next appearance Friday against the Orioles.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Decent in no-decision

    Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings while striking out four in a 5-4 extra-inning loss Sunday in Seattle. He did not factor into the decision.

    Hernandez got off to a shaky start, giving up a double to Adam Frazier and a two-run homer to Ty France before recording an out. He gained his composure and scattered one hit and two walks over the next five innings. After getting the first batter in the sixth inning out, the righty allowed three straight hits and was replaced. While not stellar, it was the 25-year-old's best start of 2022 and the first time he struck out more than one batter in an appearance. His next start will likely be next weekend against the Yankees.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Hit hard in no-decision

    Hernandez allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with zero strikeouts in 4.1 innings in a 4-3 win Tuesday over Minnesota. He did not factor into the decision.

    Hernandez was lucky to only give up three runs after allowing four extra-base hits and failing to record a strikeout. He managed to get through the first three innings without surrendering a run but luck caught up to him in the fourth and fifth innings. After a promising rookie campaign, the 25-year-old has struggled to start this season, allowing 14 hits and striking out just one batter in 8.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Sunday's contest postponed

    Hernandez won't start as scheduled Sunday at Detroit since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The right-hander was penciled in for his second start of the campaign but will now be pushed back. Kansas City has a scheduled off day Monday, and Hernandez figures to take the mound Tuesday against Minnesota, though the Royals haven't officially announced their updated pitching plans.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Yields four runs

    Hernandez allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings in Monday's loss to Cleveland. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.

    The Guardians jumped on Hernandez early, plating two runs in the first inning. After two scoreless innings, the 25-year-old then coughed up a two-run shot to Oscar Mercado in the fourth. Hernandez posted an ugly 14.73 ERA through 7.1 frames during spring training, so this is a concerning start to the year for the young righty. He's projected to face the Tigers at home this weekend.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Starting season in rotation

    Hernandez will start the Royals' fourth game of the season April 11 versus the Guardians, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Despite a tough pair of appearances so far in spring training, Hernandez is set to begin the year in the rotation. The 25-year-old showed promise in 85.2 innings last season, logging a 6-2 record, 3.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 74:41 K:BB across 24 appearances (11 starts). Rogers adds the Royals plans are to roll with a five-man rotation with multiple pitchers stretched out in bullpen roles. Hernandez starting the season in the rotation is encouraging, but he'll have to perform to keep that job.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Struggles versus Giants

    Hernandez allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and struck out four in 2.2 innings during a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

    Hernandez has gotten rocked through two spring starts, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) over 4.2 innings. That's not great for the 25-year-old, who is far from assured a spot in the rotation given the Royals' mix of established veterans and prospects competing for starting roles. Hernandez would likely need to show some improvement in his next spring start to get an edge over Jackson Kowar, though both of them could be ticketed to the bullpen or Triple-A Omaha if the Royals employ a five-man rotation. Hernandez started 11 of his 24 outings last season, posting a 3.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 74:41 K:BB through 85.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Not starting again in 2021

    Hernandez will not make another start this season, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Hernandez won't start this week but will be available out of the bullpen. After he was originally expected to start Thursday versus Cleveland, it now appears that Friday's start against the Tigers was his last. In that start he pitched five scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.86 in 85.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Blanks Detroit in no-decision

    Hernandez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers, allowing two hits and three walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out one.

    The right-hander fought his control, tossing only 51 of 89 pitches for strikes, but after escaping a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, Hernandez settled in before turning things over to the bullpen. The 24-year-old will take a 3.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 74:41 K:BB through 85.2 innings into what should be his final appearance of the season next week at home against Cleveland.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Kansas City-Cleveland rained out

    Hernandez and the Royals won't play Wednesday after their game against Cleveland was postponed due to inclement weather.

    The two teams will make up the contest on a mutual off day next Monday. The Royals will most likely push all their starters back a day in the schedule as a result of the rainout, so Hernandez's next turn will presumably come Friday in Detroit.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Bumped back in rotation

    Hernandez is now projected to make his next start Wednesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    The right-hander would have been available to pitch one game of Monday's doubleheader on regular rest, but he'll be pushed back a couple of days instead. Hernandez had shaky control in his last start Wednesday after he was moved up a day to make the outing. For the year, he's pitched to a 3.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 73:38 K:BB while posting a 6-2 record in 23 appearances (10 starts).

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Control issues spoil outing

    Hernandez (6-2) allowed seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Athletics.

    Entering Wednesday's outing, Hernandez had allowed multiple runs in only two of his last eight starts and had completed at least six innings six times in that span. While he allowed only a solo home run and no additional extra-base hits, Hernandez walked four batters -- his highest total since July 24. Control of the strike zone is an emerging concern for Hernandez, as he has now surrendered 10 free passes across his last 16 innings of work. Despite the poor outing and some concerning trends in his skills, Hernandez likely deserves the benefit of the doubt heading into his next start based on his excellent results across the last two months.

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  • Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Starting Wednesday

    Hernandez is starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Hernandez was initially scheduled to start Thursday, but he'll be moved up a day since the Royals will shift their rotation plans. The right-hander has earned wins in three of his last four outings and has posted a 1.09 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 24.2 innings during that time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Guayana, Venezuela
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R