Minor (2-2) allowed five runs on four hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out seven and taking a loss against the White Sox.
The White Sox got to Minor early Sunday, tagging him for three runs in the second followed by a two-run double from Yermin Mercedes in the third. He ended the outing on a high note by retiring the final seven batters he faced. The 33-year-old southpaw saw his season ERA climb to 5.75 alongside a 37:15 K:BB through 36 innings. Minor is projected to face the White Sox again in Chicago next weekend.
Minor took a no-decision against Cleveland on Tuesday after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three across 5.1 innings.
Minor got off to a solid start, retiring 10 consecutive batters while holding Cleveland hitless until the fifth inning, when David Naylor struck with a single. Minor reentered for the sixth frame and ran into trouble, loading the bases before handing the ball over to the bullpen with the Royals leading 3-0. Unfortunately, a fielding error by Nicky Lopez and an RBI single by Harold Ramirez allowed all three of his runners to score. The left-hander will bring a 5.23 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next projected start at home Sunday against the White Sox.
Minor didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Pirates. He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks while fanning six across 4.1 innings.
Minor has endured a rough start to the season and has failed to post a quality start through five outings, and he's reached the six-inning mark just once thus far. The veteran left-hander owns a 5.26 ERA across his first 25.2 innings and is slated to take the ball next week at home against Cleveland.
Minor (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a win over the Tigers on Friday.
The only damage on Minor's line was a two-run home run by Robbie Grossman in the fifth inning. Other than that, Minor bounced back well after giving up four runs in 5.2 innings to the Blue Jays in his previous start. The southpaw has a 4.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 21:7 K:BB across 21.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Minor (1-1) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, getting tagged for four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out three.
The lefty served up homers to Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero among his 99 pitches (59 strikes), continuing a problem that has consistently plagued him in recent seasons. Minor will carry a 5.17 ERA and 12:5 K:BB through 15.2 innings into his next outing Friday in Detroit.
Minor and the Royals won't play the Blue Jays on Friday as the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
It's already the third postponement of the day across MLB, with this matchup being pushed back due to rain. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, and Minor figures to start one of those two contests.
Minor allowed a run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox on Sunday.
The only run on Minor's line came on a Leury Garcia RBI double in the fourth inning. It was a mild improvement for Minor, who allowed four runs over six innings in his season debut versus the Rangers. He has a 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9:5 K:BB across 10 innings this season. The southpaw is expected to make his next start at home Friday versus the Blue Jays.
Minor will start Sunday's game against the White Sox, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Minor was scheduled to start Saturday's game before it was rained out, but he will still get a start this weekend in Chicago. Minor earned the win in his season debut Saturday while allowing four runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts against the Rangers.
Minor and the Royals won't play against the White Sox on Saturday since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Minor earned a win in his season debut against the Rangers on Saturday, but he'll have to wait before making his second start of the year. Although it's not yet clear who will serve as the starting pitcher for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox, Minor could be an option since Saturday's game was called off several hours before first pitch.
Minor (1-0) earned the win against the Rangers on Saturday after giving up four runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
The veteran southpaw surrendered all four runs across the first three frames Saturday, but he settled down and allowed only one single in the following three innings. Minor could make his second start of the season Thursday against the White Sox.
Minor will make his first start of the Cactus League on Saturday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Minor signed a big-league deal with the Royals this offseason and is set to take the mound in his first competitive action of the spring. He'll have his eye on improving results from the abbreviated 2020 campaign, when he posted a 5.56 ERA across 56.2 innings with the Rangers and Athletics.
Minor signed a two-year contract with the Royals on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Minor struggled during the abbreviated 2020 season, recording a 1-6 record with the Rangers and Athletics while posting a 5.56 ERA over 56.2 innings, his worst mark since his rookie year in 2010. However, the 32-year-old has been much more effective in the past and will attempt to re-establish his production with the Royals.
Minor allowed one run on four hits and zero walks over five innings during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He struck out seven and didn't factor in the decision.
The veteran left-hander delivered a strong outing during Saturday's matinee, but he had no chance at picking up a victory with Oakland's offense absent all day. Minor has appeared in five games since being acquired by the A's -- recording a 5.48 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 27:7 K:BB over 21.1 innings -- and his role heading into the playoffs remains unclear. Jesus Luzardo, Chris Bassitt and Sean Manaea are likely to start in the wild-card round, but who retains their spot in the rotation behind them is up in the air.
Minor (1-6) allowed six runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over five innings in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Minor was taken deep by Chadwick Tromp in the second inning and Darin Ruf in the fourth. Minor pitched into the sixth, and two of the runners he put on base scored when reliever J.B. Wendelken allowed a grand slam to Brandon Crawford. The 32-year-old Minor has struggled to a 5.92 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 55:20 K:BB in 51.2 innings this year between the Athletics and the Rangers. Minor could be a candidate to start one game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Mariners.
Minor is listed as the starter for Sunday's game against the Giants, John Hickey of SI.com reports.
Minor earned his first win of the season Monday, and he'll attempt to carry his momentum into Sunday's series finale against San Francisco. Frankie Montas was initially believed to be a candidate to start after returning from the paternity list, but Minor will get the nod instead. Minor carries a 5.40 ERA and 47:17 K:BB over 46.2 innings across 10 appearances (nine starts) this season.
Minor (1-5) scattered two hits and two walks over seven shutout innings to pick up his first win of the year in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He struck out a season-high eight.
The lefty fired 102 pitches (65 strikes) in what was by far his best performance of 2020 so far. Seattle didn't even get a runner into scoring position until the final frame, when Kyle Lewis hit a one-out double. Lewis was stranded after Minor needed only three more pitches to coax infield popups out of the next two batters to end the game. The 32-year-old has had a rough season, but if he can consistently regain his 2019 form he'll be a huge asset for the AL West-leading A's as they head into the postseason. Minor isn't yet scheduled for another start, but with Oakland playing seven games in six days next week to close out the campaign, he figures to be called upon at some point.
Minor is slated to start the second game of Monday's doubleheader with the Mariners in Seattle.
Minor stumbled in his first start with the Athletics on Sept. 8, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks over 3.1 innings en route to taking a no-decision against the Astros. Though the Athletics haven't committed to Minor sticking in the rotation following his Aug. 31 acquisition from Texas, the lefty will at least pick up one more start with the doubleheader requiring Oakland to at least temporarily roll out a six-man rotation. The Athletics will have another doubleheader set for Sept. 26 at Seattle, with the decision on who serves as the team's sixth starter that week likely coming down to Minor and prospect Daulton Jefferies, who struggled in his MLB debut Saturday in Texas.
Minor gave up four earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four in 3.1 innings Tuesday against the Astros. He did not factor in the decision.
He got into trouble in the fourth inning, when the Astros drew a pair of bases-loaded walks and scored on Carlos Correa's hit-by-pitch. Minor has now given up six earned runs in 4.1 innings with his new team. Oakland has a 4.5 game lead over Houston in the AL West, so it will probably give Minor at least one more start to try to right the ship before exploring other options.
Minor made his Athletics debut in relief during Friday's loss to the Padres, allowing two earned runs on two solo home runs over one inning.
The veteran southpaw, just acquired at the deadline, is expected to make his starting debut Tuesday, but manager Bob Melvin opted to give him a tune-up out of the bullpen Friday. Minor promptly yielded back-to-back homers to Fernando Tatis and Manny Machado in the seventh inning, making it an inauspicious start to his tenure in Oakland. The uneven performance was unfortunately par for the 2020 course for Minor, who now sports a career-high 2.2 HR/9 across 36.1 innings.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Minor will be available to pitch out of the bullpen in Friday's game against the Padres before joining the rotation Sept. 8 to start one half of a doubleheader with the Astros, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
After striking out 200 hitters and submitting a 3.59 ERA a season ago, Minor took a big step back through his first seven starts with Texas in 2020, posting a 5.60 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 35.1 innings. The downturn in performance made Minor an affordable target for the Athletics prior to Monday's trade deadline, but the team hasn't officially decided whether he'll be a solution in the rotation or if he'd be a better fit as a multi-inning arm out of the bullpen. At least in the short term, Minor looks poised to make a couple starts with the Athletics, who will temporarily implement a six-man rotation with a slew of doubleheaders on the docket beginning next week.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/09||vs CHW||L 3-9||1||5.0||4||5||2||7|
|05/04||vs CLE||L 3-7||5.1||3||3||3||3|
|04/28||@ PIT||W 9-6||4.1||6||4||3||6|
|04/23||@ DET||W 6-2||1||5.2||4||2||2||9|
|04/17||vs TOR||L 1-5||1||5.2||7||4||0||3|
|04/11||@ CHW||W 4-3||4.0||4||1||3||3|
|04/03||vs TEX||W 11-4||1||6.0||4||4||2||6|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||34.2||8||8||0||0||4||0||33||17||38||6.32||1.608|
|2016||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||7.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||12||5||5||3.75||1.389|