Last Game
Sun, Oct 3
vs Minnesota Twins (73-89)
  • Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
7
Final
3

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 7-3 L1
80-82 5-5 W1
77-85 3-7 W1
74-88 5-5 L2
73-89 6-4 W2

2021 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 130 6 7 4.43 114 59

Top Kris Bubic News

  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Pitches well but takes loss

    Bubic (6-7) was charged with the loss against Minnesota on Saturday, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out five.

    Bubic gave up a single run in each of the first, fourth and fifth frames, with the fourth-inning tally largely caused by an infield error. The southpaw pitched into the seventh for the third straight outing but was outdueled by rookie Griffin Jax, who gave up only one hit in five scoreless frames. Bubic ends the campaign with a 4.43 ERA, but he finished on a high note, posting a 2.05 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB across his final five starts covering 30.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Dominant in win over Detroit

    Bubic (6-6) allowed two hits and a walk with six strikeouts in seven innings to earn the win over Detroit on Sunday.

    The southpaw hit a season-high in innings pitched in what was his best start of the year. Bubic is ending the year on a high note, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his last five appearances. He's posted a 4.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 109:59 K:BB across 123.1 innings overall. Bubic is projected to make his last start of the season versus Minnesota next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Secures fifth win

    Bubic (5-6) earned the win over Seattle on Saturday, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing one run on two hits and four walks while striking out two.

    Bubic was somewhat wild in the outing -- he threw only 57 of 97 pitches for strikes and tied a season high with four free passes -- but he was able to limit the damage by holding the Mariners to just two hits. The strong outing continued a recent stretch of effective performances by the left-hander, who has notched a 2.84 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 19 innings in September. He'll look to continue rolling in his next start, which is projected to be a favorable matchup at Detroit next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Strikes out six in no-decision

    Bubic allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out six over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday.

    Bubic began Sunday by allowing a leadoff double to Byron Buxton who eventually came around to score. He quieted the Twins' bats over the next few frames before running into some trouble in the sixth. Two singles and a walk would load the bases before Bubic's day was done. Two of the runners he left stranded would come in to score on a double by Brent Rooker. The 23-year-old hasn't picked up a decision since Aug. 21, which was the last time he managed to pitch to six innings. Bubic owns a 4.99 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 101:54 K:BB over 110 innings this season. He lines up for a home start against the Mariners next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Solid in no-decision Monday

    Bubic didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 3-2 win over the Orioles, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out four.

    After working two innings in a relief appearance Thursday, it was thought Bubic would have a limited workload in his next start, but the southpaw tossed 95 pitches (61 strikes) before exiting. While he provided a solid line, he was on the hook for his seventh loss before the Royals took their only lead of the game in the eighth inning. Bubic will carry a 5.07 ERA and 95:53 K:BB through 104.2 innings into his next outing.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Slots back into rotation

    Bubic is slated to start Monday's game against the Orioles, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Following his 15th start of the season Aug. 27, Bubic moved back to the bullpen this past week, making a two-inning relief appearance in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland. With Jakob Junis (shoulder) recently joining Brad Keller (lat) on the injured list and with Daniel Lynch's status uncertain due to a finger injury, Bubic will move back into Kansas City's six-man rotation as it begins a four-game set in Baltimore. Bubic tentatively lines up for a two-start week, with his second turn set to come Sept. 12 in Minnesota.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Logs two relief innings

    Bubic allowed a run on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in two innings during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland.

    Bubic lined up to start Friday versus the White Sox, but his turn in the rotation has been skipped after his Thursday relief appearance. The southpaw had an awful August, posting a 7.15 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 22.2 innings across five starts. After Thursday, his ratios have inflated to a 5.16 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with a 91:52 K:BB. A 4.7 BB/9 rate is not going to generate much success in general. Per Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star, Bubic is expected to return to the rotation next week on short rest by starting Monday versus lowly Baltimore.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Falters versus Seattle

    Bubic pitched 4.1 innings against Seattle on Friday, allowing five runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six. He did not factor in the decision.

    The southpaw entered the contest with some momentum after a strong outing against the Cubs, but he couldn't keep things going Friday. Bubic tied his season highs with nine hits and four walks while failing to complete five innings for the third time in his past four starts. Only two of the hits against him went for extra bases, but the volume of singles and walks was enough to force Bubic into an early exit. He'll try to straighten things out in his next start, which is likely to take place at home versus the White Sox next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Fans nine in win over Cubs

    Bubic (4-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Cubs, allowing two runs on one hit and two walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out a season-high nine.

    The young southpaw took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before a 34-minute rain delay derailed his momentum, and he served up a two-run blast to Patrick Wisdom once play resumed in the seventh. Bubic bounced back in fine fashion from a seven-run disaster in his last outing, but performances like Saturday's have been the norm for him since the All-Star break as he has five quality starts in his last seven trips to the mound. Over that stretch, he sports a 4.21 ERA and 34:16 K:BB through 36.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Bounced in second inning

    Bubic (3-6) allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk over 1.1 innings Sunday, striking out one and taking a loss against St. Louis.

    Bubic was hit hard right out of the gate Sunday, allowing three runs in the first inning as the Cardinals brought all nine starters to the plate. He then coughed up four more runs in the second and served up homers to Nolan Arenado and Tyler O'Neill. The 23-year-old southpaw tossed 56 pitches as his season ERA shot up from 4.43 to 5.09 through 86.2 innings. Bubic had given up seven runs over 22.2 innings (2.78 ERA) over his four previous starts. He's lined up to face the Cubs on the road next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Walks four in short outing

    Bubic allowed one run on four hits and four walks over 4.2 innings in Sunday's win over St. Louis. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

    Surprisingly, despite the inefficient outing, the only run to score on Bubic was a leadoff homer by Dylan Carlson to start the game. On the bright side, it was his fifth straight start allowing three or fewer runs, lowering his season ERA to 4.43 through 85.1 frames. The 23-year-old southpaw has just one win over his last nine starts and owns a 3-5 record overall. Bubic is projected to face St. Louis at home next weekend.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Strikes out eight in loss

    Bubic (3-5) allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight across six innings to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Bubic was hurt by the long ball, as all three of the earned runs against him came on home runs. However, he was otherwise solid, both limiting baserunners and racking up strikeouts. Bubic has quietly put together four consecutive quality starts, during which he's allowed eight earned runs across 24 innings while striking out 20 and walking nine. While not dominant, he's seemingly moved past the early-season struggles that led to a 5.40 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across his first 56.2 frames.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Tosses six strong innings

    Bubic did not factor in the decision against the White Sox on Wednesday. He completed six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three.

    For four innings, Bubic went toe-to-toe with White Sox starter Lucas Giolito in a scoreless contest. However, Chicago finally broke through for two runs against Bubic in the fifth frame. The left-hander exited the contest in line for a loss but received a reprieve when Salvador Perez tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning. Bubic has hurled exactly six innings in each of his past three starts, posting a standout 2.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over that stretch. His 12:6 K:BB across those 18 innings portends some regression, but it is worth noting that he has been taken deep only once over the trio of appearances. He's tentatively slated to make another start in a rematch against the White Sox -- this time on the road -- early next week.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Draws another start

    Bubic is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Bubic re-entered the rotation last week after Danny Duffy (forearm) and Brady Singer (shoulder) were placed on the injured list, and he capitalized on the opportunity. He worked six solid innings against Detroit, giving up a run on six hits and two walks en route to capturing his third win of the season. Neither Duffy nor Singer is due back this week, so Bubic will pick up a second straight turn through the rotation.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Solid start in win

    Bubic (3-4) allowed a run on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings to earn the win Friday over Detroit.

    After covering six innings of relief last Thursday, Bubic re-entered Kansas City's rotation and delivered a similar workload. He was able to limit the damage to a third-inning solo home run by Willi Castro. The southpaw has seen a versatile role this year with nine of his 17 appearances being starts, and he's posted a 4.72 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 57:35 K:BB across 68.2 innings. If he's needed to cover for Brady Singer (shoulder) or Danny Duffy (forearm) again, Bubic tentatively lines up to face the White Sox next week.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Rejoins rotation

    Royals manager Mike Matheny said Bubic will start Friday's game against the Tigers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Bubic opened the second half in a bullpen role for Kansas City, but he'll reclaim a spot in the rotation after the Royals placed Danny Duffy (forearm) and Brady Singer (shoulder) on the injured list Tuesday. After Singer lasted only two innings in his most recent start Saturday, Bubic impressed in long relief, giving up one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five in six frames. Bubic is thus sufficiently stretched out to handle a starter's workload as he slots back into the rotation.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Logs six innings of relief

    Bubic allowed a run on two hits and three walks while striking out five in six innings during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

    Bubic has now made half of his 16 appearances out of the bullpen, although he essentially saw a starter's workload Saturday after Brady Singer was ineffective. Bubic has a 5.03 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 53:33 K:BB in 62.2 innings overall, and he may be poised for a versatile role to begin the second half of the season.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Not starting Sunday

    Bubic will not start Sunday's game against Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Bubic previously lined up to take the ball for the series finale, but Kansas City will turn to Carlos Hernandez instead. Bubic could be an option out of the bullpen Sunday, though the club has yet to comment on that possibility. The left-hander has struggled mightily in both relief and starting roles dating back to June 6, allowing 29 earned runs on 41 hits across 27 innings. It's unclear at this point what his role will be following the All-Star break, if he has one at all with the big club.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Struggles again versus Reds

    Bubic allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings versus Cincinnati on Tuesday. He did not factor in the decision.

    Bubic was spared from a third straight loss as Kansas City rallied for a walkoff win in the ninth inning. The southpaw has allowed 13 runs across his last nine innings. He's posted a 5.40 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 48:30 K:BB across 56.2 innings overall in a versatile role that has seen him start eight of his 15 appearances. The 23-year-old tentatively lines up for a weekend start versus Cleveland.

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  • Royals' Kris Bubic: Hit hard by Red Sox

    Bubic (2-4) allowed five earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Bubic surrendered three home runs in his short outing, which accounted for all five of his earned runs. It's unclear what the outing may do to Bubic's role going forward, as he had pitched out of the bullpen in his most recent appearances prior to Thursday's start. He hasn't found much success in either role this season, as he has a 4.99 ERA with a 44:27 K:BB across 52.1 frames.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Age: 24
School: Stanford
Bats/Throws: L, L