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23 Mike Minor SP

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June 16, 2021 11:28 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Taken down by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (5-4) took the loss Tuesday, giving up four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings as the Royals fell 4-3 to the Tigers. He struck out five without walking a batter.

The veteran southpaw got taken deep by Jonathan Schoop in the third inning, the fifth homer Minor has served up in his last three starts and 13th of the year in only 79.2 innings. Those long balls have marred what's otherwise been a solid campaign for Minor, who will take a 4.63 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 86:24 K:BB into his next outing.

June 11, 2021 01:32 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Hurls seven strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (5-3) earned the win Thursday against the Athletics after tossing seven innings of one-run ball, giving up three hits and a walk while fanning eight.

Minor has fanned at least seven in six of his last seven starts and ended just one strikeout away from tying his season-best mark in that category, but he also posted his second quality start over his last three appearances. Minor has lacked consistency at times, but he's been a strong option for strikeouts with a 9.5 K/9 across 74 innings in 2021. His next start is scheduled for next week at home against the Tigers.

June 6, 2021 03:44 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Gives up three homers Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (4-3) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Twins after allowing five runs on seven hits (three home runs) and a walk while striking out five across seven innings.

Minor went deep into the contest but had issues with the long ball, giving up a season-worst three, and that conspired against his chances of earning what would've been his fifth victory of the campaign. The southpaw owns a 4.57 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a 46:13 K:BB over his last seven starts (41.1 innings) since the beginning of May, and his next start is scheduled for next week on the road against the Athletics.

June 1, 2021 08:12 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Posts quality start Monday
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Minor (4-2) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over six innings as he earned the victory over the Pirates on Monday.

The 33-year-old southpaw has turned things around lately, as he's given up two runs or fewer in three of his last four starts, dropping his ERA from 5.75 to 4.65. Minor also owns a solid 68:22 K:BB over 60 innings, and he'll look to keep things rolling against the Twins on Saturday.

May 27, 2021 12:20 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Strikes out nine
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Minor allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out nine across five innings Wednesday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.

Minor dueled with Tyler Glasnow in the outing and fared well, supplementing his nine strikeouts with five groundouts. That helped him work around four walks, as he put at least one runner on base with a free pass in three separate innings. Though his ability to suppress runs has been inconsistent, Minor has seen a strong uptick in strikeouts across his last four outings by punching out 31 hitters across 23 frames. He owns a 4.83 ERA after his first 10 starts of the campaign.

May 22, 2021 08:20 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Whiffs eight in no-decision
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Minor allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in Friday's loss to Detroit. He struck out eight without walking a batter and did not factor in the decision.

Minor served up a solo homer to Miguel Cabrera in the second inning before allowing a pair of RBI singles in the fourth. He left the game with no outs in the seventh after giving up two base hits that eventually led to Cabrera launching a grand slam off Greg Holland. Minor has struck out at least seven batters in three straight starts, giving him a 52:17 K:BB this season. He'll carry a 5.14 ERA into next week's projected outing in Tampa Bay.

May 16, 2021 04:00 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Tosses seven strong frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minor (3-2) earned the win Saturday against the White Sox after tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and two walks while fanning seven.

Minor had been struggling through most of the season and was coming off three straight outings allowing three or more runs, so this was certainly a step in the right direction. The veteran lefty will try to build on this performance when he takes the ball next week at home against the Tigers.

May 9, 2021 08:52 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Coughs up five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 5, 2021 11:24 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Settles for no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 29, 2021 09:08 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: No-decision Wednesday
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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.

April 24, 2021 08:40 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Collects second win
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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.

April 18, 2021 12:12 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Hit hard in Saturday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 16, 2021 07:56 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Friday's game postponed
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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.

April 11, 2021 06:40 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Lasts four innings in no-decision
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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.

April 11, 2021 02:48 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Slated to start Sunday
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Minor will start Sunday's game against the White Sox, Scott Merkin of 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.

April 10, 2021 10:28 AM
Royals' Mike Minor: Saturday's contest rained out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 3, 2021 08:44 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Gives up four runs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2021 08:44 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Set for spring debut
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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.

November 29, 2020 11:48 PM
Royals' Mike Minor: Inks deal with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2020 01:48 PM
Athletics' Mike Minor: Fans seven over five strong frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
06/15vs DETL 3-415.27405
06/10@ OAKW 6-117.03118
06/05vs MINL 4-517.07515
05/31vs PITW 7-316.05217
05/26@ TBL 1-25.02149
05/21vs DETL 5-76.010408
05/15@ CHWW 5-117.02127
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