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30 Danny Duffy SP

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May 7, 2021 11:12 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Takes loss to Cleveland
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Duffy (4-2) allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across 5.2 innings to take the loss to Cleveland on Thursday.

Thursday marks Duffy's first time this season surrendering multiple runs. Even with this mediocre appearance, he still has a 1.26 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 35.2 innings, and his velocity is up to 93.8 mph -- his highest since 2016. The 32-year-old is scheduled to start Wednesday in Detroit.

May 1, 2021 10:56 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Seven strong against Minnesota
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Duffy (4-1) beat Minnesota 11-3 on Saturday, going seven innings and allowing two hits, three walks and one run with seven strikeouts.

Duffy dominated a strong Twins offense that has slumped through the first month, the only damage coming on an Alex Kirilloff solo shot in the seventh. The Kansas City veteran has allowed one or zero runs in all five outings and owns a sparkling 0.60 ERA.

April 26, 2021 12:04 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Dominant against Tigers
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Duffy (3-1) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out eight in five scoreless innings to earn the win against the Tigers on Sunday.

Duffy was charged with his first loss of the year in his last start, but he returned to the win column against Detroit on Sunday. The left-hander only lasted five innings Sunday after he went six innings in each of his first three outings of the season, but he still matched his highest strikeout total of the year in the win. Duffy has posted a 0.39 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB in 23 innings through his first four starts this year. He'll attempt to remain effective on the road against Minnesota on Saturday.

April 20, 2021 12:40 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Fans eight, takes hard-luck loss
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Duffy (2-1) took a hard-luck loss in Monday's 4-1 defeat against the Rays after giving up two unearned runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out eight.

The veteran lefty got hurt by a two-out error by Carlos Santana in the fifth inning but otherwise neutralized the Tampa Bay offense over 96 pitches (56 strikes). Duffy has come flying out of the gate in 2021 with three straight quality starts, and he'll take a 0.50 ERA and 19:6 K:BB through 18 innings into his next outing Sunday on the road in Detroit.

April 14, 2021 12:28 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Shines again in second win
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Duffy (2-0) earned the win against the Angels on Tuesday, tossing six innings and allowing one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out six.

Duffy wasn't quite as impressive as in his first start of the campaign, when he yielded only two hits over six frames, but he maneuvered around a steady stream of baserunners Tuesday to escape with another victory. The southpaw hung around for six innings and 100 pitches to pick up his second straight quality start. The only run against him came on a fifth-inning home run off the bat of Shohei Ohtani. Duffy has yielded only a single run across 12 innings so far this season. He'll look to continue his strong start Sunday at home against Toronto.

April 5, 2021 11:40 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Hurls six strong frames in win
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Duffy (1-0) picked up the win Monday against Cleveland after surrendering two hits and three walks while striking out five over six scoreless innings.

Duffy turned in a quality start in his 2021 debut, and the Kansas City bullpen sealed the deal with three scoreless frames to secure the shutout. The lefty fired 58 of 97 pitches for strikes and retired 10 batters on flyouts compared to just two on groundouts. It was a positive sign to see Duffy on top of his game in his first regular-season outing after taking a comebacker in the leg during his last spring start. He'll search for his second win of the year in his next scheduled start Monday against the Angels.

April 2, 2021 10:36 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Starting Monday
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Duffy (leg) is slated to start Monday's game at Cleveland.

Duffy exited his final start of spring training March 25 after being hit in the upper leg by a comebacker, but he looks like he'll be ready to take the hill for the Royals' fourth game of the regular season. While the lefty struck out more than a batter per inning last season for the first time since 2016, he supported a 9.1 K/9 with a poor 4.95 ERA (4.75 FIP) and 1.33 WHIP.

March 25, 2021 05:40 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Exits with apparent injury
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Duffy left Thursday's spring start against the Diamondbacks in the top of the fifth inning with an apparent injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy's upper leg appeared to get hit by a comebacker with one out in the fifth inning, and he exited the game with a trainer following the incident. Prior to his departure, Duffy allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out three in 4.1 innings. It's not yet clear whether Duffy's injury will impact his availability to begin the regular season.

September 25, 2020 01:24 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Solid outing against Cardinals
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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.

September 19, 2020 12:32 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Struggles in loss to Brewers
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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.

September 17, 2020 08:52 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Starting Friday
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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.

September 16, 2020 11:36 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Next start date uncertain
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Royals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that he hasn't decided when Duffy will make his next start for the club, Jeffrey Flanagan of 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.

September 15, 2020 02:28 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Scratched from start
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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.

September 9, 2020 10:16 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Delivers 5.2 scoreless frames
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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.

September 4, 2020 03:04 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Walks five in loss
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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.

August 29, 2020 08:52 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Falls short of quality start
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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.

August 26, 2020 12:32 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Starting Friday
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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.

August 24, 2020 12:32 PM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Dealing with forearm tightness
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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 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.

August 22, 2020 07:16 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Stifles Twins for win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 16, 2020 11:56 AM
Royals' Danny Duffy: Strong effort in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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05/06vs CLEL 0-415.28316
05/01@ MINW 11-317.02137
04/25@ DETW 4-015.04008
04/19vs TBL 1-416.04028
04/13vs LAAW 3-216.08116
04/05@ CLEW 3-016.02035
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2019AAX-Northwest Arkansas N 10.122010011080.890.792

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Kansas City Royals

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