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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
26-16 8-2 W5
21-20 6-4 W2
18-20 4-6 W1
14-26 3-7 L4
14-27 5-5 L1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 33.2 2 3 4.01 31 15

Top Daniel Lynch News

  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Coughs up four runs

    Lynch (2-3) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 3.2 innings Friday, striking out two and taking a loss against the Twins.

    All the damage against Lynch came during the first two innings, including a three-run first frame by the Twins. It was his first time giving up more than three runs in an outing season his season debut on April 12. The 25-year-old southpaw has registered a 4.01 ERA through 33.2 innings this season. Lynch is lined up for a rematch in Minnesota next week.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Holds Rockies scoreless Sunday

    Lynch allowed three hits and four walks while striking out four in 5.1 scoreless innings during Sunday's win over the Rockies. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Lynch gave up six runs (five earned) in 8.2 innings over his last two starts, but he was more successful Sunday despite throwing just 54 of his 96 pitches for strikes. The left-hander was in line for the win when he exited the matchup, but the Royals' bullpen gave up seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lynch has a 3.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 30 innings over his first six starts in 2022, and he tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Twins on Friday.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Suffers second loss

    Lynch (2-2) took the loss in a 4-2 defeat in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

    Baltimore jumped on Lynch early, as the lefty permitted the first four Orioles to reach base with three of them scoring. He was able to limit the damage over the next three innings despite traffic on the bases, but Kansas City wasn't able to recover from the early deficit. Lynch has now surrendered three runs in consecutive outings after posting two scoreless turns and will carry a 4.01 ERA into a projected start in Colorado next weekend.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Yields three runs in no-decision

    Lynch allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

    Lynch served up a solo shot to Aaron Judge in the first inning, but he settled in to retire 12 consecutive batters at one point during the outing. After three scoreless frames, the Yankees scored a pair in the fifth with an Isiah Kiner-Falefa RBI double and a run-scoring single by DJ LeMahieu. The 25-year-old lefty now owns a 3.86 ERA with 20 punchouts through 21 frames. Lynch is lined up to face the Orioles in Baltimore next weekend.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Masterful over six innings

    Lynch (2-1) picked up the win Tuesday after tossing six scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and walking two batters while striking out seven in the victory over the White Sox.

    Lynch limited the White Sox to just four baserunners in Tuesday's contest and only allowed one extra-base hit, a double by Yasmani Grandal in the bottom of the fourth inning. The 25-year-old has now rattled off 11 combined scoreless innings over his last two starts after giving up six runs in his first outing of the season against the Cardinals on April 12. Lynch will look to keep it up in his next start, which tentatively lines up for Sunday versus the Yankees.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Records first win of season

    Lynch (1-1) earned the win over Minnesota on Wednesday, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing four hits and one walk while striking out two.

    Lynch wasn't overpowering Wednesday, as he induced only eight swinging strikes and picked up a mere two punchouts. However, he didn't surrender any extra-base hits and kept the Twins off the scoreboard to notch his first victory. The southpaw will look to build upon this performance in his next start, which is tentatively slated to take place on the road against the White Sox on Tuesday.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Takes loss to Cards

    Lynch (0-1) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Cardinals after giving up six runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out seven in the 81-pitch outing.

    Lynch put the Royals in an early 3-0 hole, as he served up a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado and a solo blast to Albert Pujols in the first inning. He followed up with a pair of smooth frames, but Lynch was stun by the long ball again in the bottom of the fourth, when Andrew Knizner sent a two-strike slider over the fence for a three-run blast. Lynch closed the night with a scoreless, 10-pitch fifth inning, but the damage from the home runs was too much from him to overcome.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Seizes No. 5 rotation spot

    Manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that Lynch will open the season as the Royals' No. 5 starter, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Lynch won out in the battle for the final spot in the rotation over Brady Singer, who is expected to fill a hybrid role out of the bullpen. The 25-year-old lefty earned his place in the rotation despite an uneven spring in which he surrendered four home runs and struck out seven over 12.1 innings. Lynch is set to make his first start of the season Tuesday in St. Louis and lines up for a two step, with his second turn of the week coming next Sunday at home versus Detroit.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Works five innings in win

    Lynch allowed one run on five hits and struck out two in five innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    It's a positive sign to see Lynch cover five innings in just his second start, especially given the condensed spring training due to the lockout. He limited the damage to a fourth-inning solo shot by Steven Souza. Lynch is in competition for a spot at the back end of the Royals' rotation -- Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar are also in the mix in one of the team's more competitive position battles. Lynch struggled as a rookie last season, posting a 4-6 record, 5.69 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 55:31 K:BB across 68 innings, but the 25-year-old could be poised to take a step forward in 2022.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Placed on 10-day IL

    Lynch was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right hand contusion, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    The right-hander already wasn't expected to make another start this season and will finish with a 5.59 ERA in 69 innings. Angel Zerpa was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday to make his MLB debut versus Cleveland.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Fine after being hit by liner

    Royals manager Mike Matheny said after Wednesday's 10-5 win over Cleveland that Lynch is OK after exiting in the fourth inning when he was struck by a comebacker, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Lynch's pitch count was at 81 at the time he was removed, and he had already surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks over three innings, so the Royals opted to pull him as more of a precaution since he wasn't expected to work much longer into the start. He'll head into the offseason healthy and conclude his rookie campaign with a 4-6 record, 5.59 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 68 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw will likely have to compete for a rotation spot next spring.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Short final outing

    Lynch allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across three innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.

    Lynch's final line wasn't impressive, though he also wasn't hit all that hard as the only extra-base hit he allowed was a double. On the other hand, he continued to struggle with his command as Wednesday's outing marked the ninth time in his last 11 appearances he's walked at least two hitters. Lynch ends his rookie season with a poor 5.69 ERA and 1.63 WHIP while also posting a 55:31 K:BB across 68 innings. The former first-round pick should open the 2022 season in the Royals' rotation and will look to improve upon his 4.1 BB/9.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Dealt sixth loss

    Lynch (4-6) was charged with the loss against Cleveland on Tuesday after surrendering four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings.

    Lynch allowed Cleveland to hit hard and hit early. After loading the bases with a pair of walks and a single in the first inning, Lynch earned his first out by sending Franmil Reyes down on strikes, but Yu Chang followed with bases-clearing triple to take a 3-0 lead. The southpaw's final damage of the night came from an Ernie Clement home run in the third. Lynch's first-inning woes are nothing new, as the 24-year-old has given up 19 earned runs in the first frames of his 14 starts. Overall this year, Lynch has compiled a 5.40 ERA and 1.57 WHIP.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: On track to make start

    Lynch (calf) is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Lynch left his last start Thursday versus Oakland due to calf tightness in the third inning. It doesn't appear as if the injury will cost him any additional time. The southpaw has a 5.34 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 48:26 K:BB in 59 innings across 13 starts this year, and he carries a 4-5 record into Tuesday's start.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Exits with apparent injury

    Lynch was removed from Thursday's game against the Athletics in the top of the third inning due to an apparent lower-body injury, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Lynch started Thursday's game and allowed a run on two hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings, but he was visited by a trainer after he appeared to tweak something on a pitch in the third frame. The nature and severity of the injury aren't yet known, and it's unclear whether the issue will force him to spend time on the injured list.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Dealing with left calf tightness

    Lynch exited Thursday's start against the Athletics due to left calf tightness, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Lynch appeared to tweak his calf on a pitch in the top of the third inning Thursday and was immediately removed from the contest. It's not yet clear whether the issue will force him to miss additional time. If he's able to make his next turn through the rotation, the southpaw tentatively lines up to start Tuesday against Cleveland.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Allows four runs in no-decision

    Lynch allowed four earned runs on seven hits while striking out four across six innings in the win over the Twins on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.

    Lynch surrendered a pair of homers in the first inning to Byron Buxton and Josh Donaldson before recording an out. However, after he gave up the four runs to the first four batters he faced, he allowed no further damage over six frames. The 24-year-old has a 5.37 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 47 strikeouts in 57 innings.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Listed as Friday's starter

    Lynch (finger) is listed as the probable starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Twins, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Lynch lasted just 2.2 innings in his Saturday start against the White Sox, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks. It was later revealed that the southpaw was pitching through a cut on his finger that made it difficult for him to deliver his pitches. It's not clear if the issue has entirely subsided, but the plan as of now is for him to toe the rubber Friday. Lynch allowed just three earned runs across his previous 16.2 innings before Saturday's shaky outing.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Age: 25
School: Virginia
Bats/Throws: L, L