Duffy (4-4) earned the win Wednesday against the Cardinals after tossing 5.2 innings of one-run ball. He gave up six hits and one walk while fanning five.
Duffy delivered a strong outing in his final start of the season, and he managed to bounce back after a poor start in which he allowed six runs and seven hits across 3.2 innings at Milwaukee on Sep. 18. It was an up-and-down year for Duffy, who allowed four or more runs in four different starts but also gave up one or no runs five times.
Duffy (3-4) gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday. He struck out five.
Duffy was fine through the first three innings, but he was hit hard in the fourth. Christian Yelich's solo shot and Jacob Nottingham's grand slam accounted for most of the damage against Duffy. The southpaw had his start pushed back from Tuesday due to discipline for missing the team flight to Detroit. He now has a 5.01 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 52:21 K:BB in 50.1 innings this season. Duffy's next start is expected to be Wednesday versus the Cardinals.
Duffy will start Friday's game against the Brewers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The veteran southpaw was scratched from Tuesday's start for disciplinary reasons after missing the team's flight, but he'll be reinserted into the rotation for the series opener in Milwaukee. Duffy has a 4.24 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 47:19 K:BB through 46.2 innings this season.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that he hasn't decided when Duffy will make his next start for the club, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Duffy had been scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Tigers, but that plan was scrapped after the southpaw missed the team flight to Detroit. The Royals acknowledged that they are aware of the reason behind why Duffy missed the flight and are continuing to investigate the matter, but for now, his status is up in the air due to what the club is terming as a disciplinary measure. Brady Singer is scheduled to start the series finale in Detroit on Wednesday and Matheny named Kris Bubic as the starter for the Royals' subsequent game Friday in Milwaukee, but the skipper hasn't set the rotation beyond that.
Duffy was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Tigers for disciplinary reasons, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Duffy missed the team flight Monday night. He caught a later flight and is now with the team, however. Jakob Junis will start in his absence.
Duffy (3-3) earned the win Wednesday at Cleveland after giving up four hits with four strikeouts and four walks over 5.2 scoreless innings.
The left-hander's command issues persisted as he issued four-plus walks for the second straight start, but he battled to keep the Indians off the board. Duffy has a 4.24 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 47:19 K:BB through 46.2 innings and lines up to face the Tigers next week.
Duffy (2-3) was charged with the loss against the White Sox on Thursday after surrendering six runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out three across six innings.
Duffy found himself in some trouble during the second inning, starting with a leadoff home run to Edwin Encarnacion. He then worked his way into a bases-loaded jam, walking in a run and allowing another to score on a wild pitch. A two-run double by Jose Abreu then gave the White Sox a 5-1 lead that would last the rest of the way. Duffy's final damage of the night was a solo home run off the bat of Tim Anderson in the fourth. No doubt the 31-year-old struggled with his command and control in this one, issuing a season-high five walks. The southpaw will look to improve upon a 4.83 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on Wednesday at Cleveland.
Duffy didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-5 loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out six.
The veteran southpaw threw 92 pitches (61 strikes) and didn't seem to be bothered by the forearm tightness that caused him to be bumped from his start earlier in the week. Duffy did serve up two homers -- only the second time in seven starts he's been taken deep multiple times -- but the White Sox offense has done that to a lot of pitchers this season. Duffy will carry a 4.11 ERA and 40:10 K:BB through 35 innings into his next outing, scheduled for Wednesday at home against Cleveland.
Duffy (forearm) will start Friday against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Manager Mike Matheny said Duffy looked good in his side session Tuesday and the team believes a couple days of extra rest will benefit him. He was originally pushed back from his scheduled start Wednesday due to forearm tightness. Duffy has logged five-plus innings in four of his six starts this season.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Duffy will likely miss his next turn through the rotation Wednesday against the Cardinals after experiencing forearm tightness in his most recent start, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Duffy earned the win last Friday against the Twins while striking out six over five innings of one-run ball, but Matheny pulled the lefty after noticing that his velocity dipped in his final frame, according to Flanagan. Matheny is seemingly hopeful that Duffy will avoid the injured list, as the skipper isn't ruling him out from being ready to go for Friday's series opener against the White Sox. Assuming Duffy can't go Wednesday, look for the Royals to bring back Jakob Junis (back) from the IL and deploy him as either a starter or primary pitcher out of the bullpen.
Duffy (2-2) picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over five innings in a 7-2 victory over the Twins. He struck out six.
None of the hits off the southpaw went for extra bases as he quieted Minnesota's dangerous bats, and the only run against him scored on a groundout to third base when Kansas City already had a four-run lead and no incentive to try and get the runner at the plate. Duffy has looked sharp in three of his last four outings, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB through 20 innings over that stretch, and he'll try to keep rolling in his next start Wednesday in St. Louis.
Duffy (1-2) picked up the win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out eight.
The Royals ran through five pitchers in seven innings during the matinee, so while Duffy doesn't get credit for an official quality start, the length he provided helped give the bullpen a needed break. The southpaw threw 53 of his 84 pitches for strikes, and the eight strikeouts tied his season high. Duffy will take a 4.44 ERA and 28:7 K:BB through 24.1 innings into his next outing Friday, a rematch with the Twins back in Kansas City.
Duffy allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday.
The lefty has alternated losses and no-decisions through four outings. His offense let him down last week in Chicago but bailed him out here with six runs in the bottom of the fourth after Duffy gave up a pair of homers in the top of the frame. It does not get any easier for Duffy as he lines to face this same Twins team again in his next two starts.
Duffy (0-2) allowed one run on three hits and four walks across six innings Monday, striking out six batters and taking a loss against the Cubs.
With the Cubs shutting out the Royals, Duffy was unfortunately tagged with his second loss of the year despite allowing just one run on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly by Javier Baez. Through three starts, the 31-year-old lefty is sporting a 4.11 ERA and 16:5 K:BB. Duffy will face the Twins at home Saturday.
Duffy (0-1) was tagged with the loss during Friday's 2-0 defeat against the Indians. He gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two across 4.1 innings.
Duffy didn't walk anyone -- a positive sign given his 3.2 BB/9 last season -- and 40 of his 65 pitches were strikes, so there shouldn't be a lot of reason for concern despite the fact he only went 4.1 frames. Duffy's next start will come on the road against the Tigers on July 29.
Duffy will be the Royals' starter for their Opening Day contest in Cleveland on July 24, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Duffy got the Opening Day nod in both 2017 and 2018 but was out with a shoulder injury at the start of last season, giving Brad Keller the opportunity instead. The veteran southpaw remains a capable enough pitcher, though he wouldn't be the ace for many teams in the league, as his 4.34 ERA and 20.7 percent strikeout rate last season were both unimpressive marks.
Duffy was focused on improving his changeup during Cactus League action, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy made two exhibition starts, racking up nine punchouts across six innings. The lefty noted that he was working to improve his changeup and cited its importance after he allowed a .257/.354/.434 line to opposing left-handed hitters in 2019. While he is no longer the clear ace of the Royals' rotation, Duffy should be locked in as one of the team's starting five throughout the season.
Duffy (7-6) picked up the win in Tuesday's 9-6 victory over Atlanta, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out five.
A five-run third inning by the Royals' offense gave Duffy all the support he would need, and the southpaw exited the game after 87 pitches (52 strikes). He wraps up an injury-marred season with a 4.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 115:46 K:BB through 130.2 innings -- his smallest workload since he established himself as a big-league starter in 2014.
Duffy took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss despite holding the A's scoreless with six strikeouts across seven innings while allowing two hits and a walk.
The southpaw held the A's hitless until the fourth, when Marcus Semien doubled to right center. It was the first time all season that Duffy did not surrender any runs. The 30-year-old will bring a 4.30 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 110:44 K:BB into a Tuesday matchup against the Braves.
Duffy didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Astros, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six.
The southpaw appeared headed for his seventh loss of the season despite another quality start after being outdueled by Gerrit Cole, but the Royals got Duffy off the hook with a run in the eighth inning. He'll carry a 4.55 ERA and 104:43 K:BB through 118.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday, as he looks to extend his QS streak to four in Oakland.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||vs DET||W 3-2||0.1||2||2||0||0|
|09/23||vs STL||W 12-3||1||5.2||6||1||1||5|
|09/18||@ MIL||L 5-9||1||3.2||7||6||2||5|
|09/09||@ CLE||W 3-0||1||5.2||4||0||4||4|
|09/03||vs CHW||L 6-11||1||6.0||7||6||5||3|
|08/28||@ CHW||L 5-6||5.2||7||3||1||6|
|08/21||vs MIN||W 7-2||1||5.0||4||1||2||6|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||14.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||18||7||8||2.57||1.071|
|2010||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||39.0||7||7||1||5||2||0||41||9||38||3.00||1.205|
|2010||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||6.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||6||0||4||1.50||0.667|
|2011||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||42.0||8||8||0||3||1||0||48||10||37||3.43||1.119|
|2013||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||53.0||12||10||0||3||0||0||59||25||50||4.08||1.415|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||16.0||4||4||0||0||2||0||28||5||16||3.94||1.312|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||6.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||4||1||5||3.00||1.000|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||8.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||10||1||5||2.25||0.750|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||8||1||6||3.80||0.986|
|2019||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||10.1||2||2||0||1||0||0||11||0||8||0.89||0.792|