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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
41-33 5-5 W2
36-32 5-5 L4
34-37 4-6 W1
28-44 4-6 L1
26-45 6-4 L2

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 63.2 3 7 4.95 65 30

Top Daniel Lynch News

  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Out with blister

    Lynch was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday, with a blister on his left index finger, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Lynch presumably suffered the injury Wednesday against the Angels when he took the loss after giving up a run on three hits with five strikeouts and five walks over 4.2 innings. The left-hander will be eligible to return from the injured list July 8, though it remains unclear if he's expected to be ready to be activated at that time.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Too wild in loss

    Lynch (3-7) took the loss Wednesday versus the Angels. He allowed a run on three hits and five walks with five strikeouts in 4.2 innings.

    The season-high five walks did Lynch no favors, as his pitch count stood at 104 (55 strikes) at the end of his outing. The lone run he allowed came on a David MacKinnon sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Despite the lack of control, this was still a fairly positive outing for Lynch, who has allowed just one run in each of his last two starts. He's at a 4.95 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 65:30 K:BB through 63.2 innings overall. The southpaw is projected for a home start versus the Rangers next week.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Strikes out 10 in win

    Lynch (3-6) allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across five innings Friday, earning the win over the Athletics.

    Lynch wasn't all that efficient, tossing 99 pitches (67 strikes) including a pair of wild pitches, but he turned in one of his best outings of the season. He'd gone 0-4 with 22 runs allowed across his last five starts before Friday's impressive performance, although the win came against a lackluster opponent. The 25-year-old southpaw owns a 5.19 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 60:25 K:BB across 59 innings in 12 starts overall. He'll likely have a tougher test next week on the road versus the Angels.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Surrenders four runs in loss

    Lynch (2-6) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Orioles.

    The Royals led 3-0 after four innings, but a Cedric Mullins RBI single in the fifth and a three-run Tyler Nevin home run in the sixth knocked Lynch from the game en route to the loss. The 25-year-old southpaw has lost three starts in a row, and five of his six defeats on the year have been in his last seven outings. He's at a 5.50 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB across 54 innings in 11 starts, and it's unclear how much longer the Royals will tolerate his struggles. Lynch is projected for a road start versus the Athletics next week in a battle between the American League's two worst teams.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Coughs up six runs

    Lynch (2-5) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against Toronto.

    Lynch retired nine straight batters to start the game before his troubles began in the fourth inning. He was taken deep by Bo Bichette for a two-run shot and would later allow two more home runs, including a sixth-inning homer by Santiago Espinal that would knock him out of the contest. The 25-year-old southpaw has given up 12 runs over his last two outings, causing his ERA to jump from 3.92 to 5.36 through 10 starts. Lynch will look for better results in his projected home matchup with the Orioles this weekend.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Tagged for six runs in loss

    Lynch (2-4) took the loss Tuesday at Cleveland after giving up six runs on nine hits with three walks and two strikeouts over four innings.

    Lynch immediately ran into trouble Tuesday as the Guardians struck for three runs in the opening frame, and Austin Hedges delivered the critical blow during the third inning with a three-run homer. The 25-year-old entered the contest with a 2.91 ERA over his previous seven starts, but he was unable to contain the Cleveland offense.

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  • Royals' Daniel Lynch: Fans six in no-decision

    Lynch allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings against Minnesota on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision.

    Lynch gave up only one extra-base hit in the outing, and he registered 16 swinging strikes among his 94 pitches. He allowed at least one baserunner in each of his innings but limited the Twins to just two runs, though he exited in the sixth in line for the loss before the Royals offense staged a comeback. This was a solid bounce-back performance after Lynch allowed four runs over 3.2 frames when he faced Minnesota six days ago. He's expected to make his next start in Cleveland early next week.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Age: 25
School: Virginia
Bats/Throws: L, L