Barlow (1-1) allowed a run on a hit, a walk and a hit batsman with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday in Detroit, sticking him with the loss.
Barlow's lack of control Tuesday led to Detroit getting two runners aboard before Robbie Grossman tagged a walkoff single to stick Barlow with his first loss of the season. The right-hander owns a 2.84 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25:8 K:BB across 19 innings this season. He's picked up one save, five holds and a blown save while frequently serving in a high-leverage role.
Barlow earned a hold with 1.1 perfect innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland. He struck out two.
Barlow was able to retire Harold Ramirez via groundout to end Cleveland's threat in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old Barlow then retired the side on 11 pitches in the seventh for his fifth hold of the season. Jakob Junis was charged with a blown save for allowing the game-tying home run to Jose Ramirez in the eighth inning. Barlow has been relatively effective with a 2.60 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 22:7 K:BB across 17.1 innings this season. He should continue to see mostly high-leverage work.
Barlow pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Tigers.
Barlow relieved starter Brady Singer at the start of the eighth inning. The 28-year-old Barlow needed just 10 pitches to earn his third hold of the season. He has a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 15:4 K:BB across 13.1 innings this season. Josh Staumont worked the ninth inning for a save with Greg Holland and Wade Davis both in a rough patch early in the year. Barlow has picked up one save, one blown save and a win in 10 outings.
Barlow (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out a batter over 1.2 innings. He was charged with a blown save but got the victory after the Royals picked up a ninth-inning walkoff win.
Barlow was called upon in the eighth with the Royals clinging to a 7-6 lead but couldn't keep the Rays from scoring. He allowed a game-tying RBI double to Randy Arozarena in the eighth, then gave the Rays their lead back after surrendering a second RBI double to Joey Wendle in the ninth. Fortunately, the Royals were able to rally for two runs in the bottom half of the inning, handing Barlow a win. Overall, the 28-year-old has been fairly solid with a 2.92 ERA and 14:4 K:BB over 12.1 innings so far.
Barlow recorded the save in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays, tossing two innings and allowing two hits with one strikeout.
The closer situation remains one worth monitoring in Kansas City, as Barlow is now the fifth Royal to record a save in the young season. Despite a hiccup in his last outing, he's been sharp overall, having recorded 10 strikeouts with a 10:4 K:BB in 8.1 innings.
Barlow logged two perfect innings to earn a hold in Monday's 3-0 win over Cleveland.
Barlow has yet to receive a save opportunity in 2021, but he's logged 3.2 scoreless innings across two outings, both holds. He's picked up four strikeouts as well. The 28-year-old right-hander appears set to see plenty of work in close games, but so far he's been limited to setup duty.
Barlow allowed a hit and two walks and struck out four in 1.2 innings to earn a hold in Thursday's 14-10 win over the Rangers.
Barlow is in the mix for saves this year, but he entered Thursday's game in the seventh inning. He did well to keep the Rangers off the board -- one of just three Royals pitchers who achieved that in a high-scoring Opening Day game. Barlow was alright with a 4.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, seven holds and two saves in 32 appearances last year. The 28-year-old righty is likely to work in a setup role behind Greg Holland to begin 2021.
Barlow has recorded two saves while allowing no hits and one walk while striking out four over three scoreless innings to begin spring training.
Barlow saw plenty of usage during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. He converted on both of his save chances and posted a 4.20 ERA and 39:9 K:BB over 30 innings while making 32 relief appearances. Following his strong showing over a limited sample in 2020, Barlow worked during the offseason to physically prepare to pitch well over a full season, Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star reports. The right-hander has performed well early in spring training, but he'll likely begin the regular season in a setup role with Greg Holland the favorite to serve as the closer early in the year.
Barlow gave up one run on two hits and zero walks while striking out one in one inning Saturday against the Pirates.
He came in for the eighth inning with the Royals up four and created a save situation that Greg Holland converted in the ninth inning. Barlow is clearly in the setup mix in Kansas City, but Holland, who has three saves in the last four days, is the top closing option.
Barlow allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts and zero walks during the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday at Cleveland.
The 28-year-old gave up a pair of one-out singles and was unable to keep the Indians off the board, but he was still able to notch the save since the Royals supplied him with a multi-run cushion. Barlow has two saves and three holds with a 2.86 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 28:7 K:BB through 22 innings this season and should continue operating in a high-leverage role.
Barlow (2-1) allowed two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday versus Cleveland.
Barlow became the pitcher of record when the Royals scored twice to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning. Greg Holland then handled the ninth inning to earn the save. Through 19.2 innings, Barlow has a 1.37 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 24 strikeouts. He could be in the closer conversation with Ian Kennedy (calf) out -- the 27-year-old Barlow has one save and three holds in 20 appearances this season. Barlow has recorded 7.2 consecutive scoreless innings, dating back to Aug. 15.
Barlow did not allow a baserunner and struck out two to earn the save Sunday against the Twins.
Trevor Rosenthal had pitched in each of the Royals' past two contests, meaning he was likely unavailable for Sunday's game. That gave Barlow the chance to step in and secure the save, and he did so on only 12 pitches. Barlow has been a strong member of the Royals' bullpen, striking out 12 and allowing only two earned runs across 10 innings this season. Even with that success, Rosenthal appears to be the top candidate to pitch in save situations for the time being.
Barlow (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the White Sox.
Barlow hadn't allowed a run over 4.2 innings during his first five relief appearances this season, but he was charged with his first loss of 2020 after allowing two runs Sunday. The right-hander may receive the occasional win this season, but he's unlikely to pitch in many high-leverage situations.
Barlow's spot in the big-league bullpen was safe when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings this spring. Flanagan referred to Barlow and Tim Hill as the Royals' setup men behind closer Ian Kennedy, although that doesn't mean one of them would be next up if the closer's role was all of a sudden up for grabs.
The Royals recalled Barlow from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Barlow will provide the Kansas City bullpen with some extra depth after the team summoned Brian Flynn from the relief ranks to make a spot start over the weekend following the trade of Homer Bailey to Oakland. Barlow has racked up 52 strikeouts in 36.1 innings with the big club this season, but a 6.19 ERA and 1.54 WHIP have limited his overall fantasy impact.
Barlow was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Barlow has been with the Royals all season, but his 6.19 ERA didn't make a case for him remaining there. His 31.3 percent strikeout rate is promising, though he walked too many batters (10.2 percent) and recorded a low 33.3 percent groundball rate. Jake Newberry was recalled to replace him in the bullpen.
Barlow secured the save against the White Sox on Wednesday with a scoreless 10th inning. He allowed zero hits and one walk while recording one strikeout.
Regular closer Wily Peralta pitched the eighth and ninth innings, giving Barlow the opportunity for the first save of his career when the Royals took the lead in the top of the 10th. The 26-year-old has a 2.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across eight innings this season.
Barlow is an option to start Monday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Heath Fillmyer and Glenn Sparkman are also considered options to make that start, as the Royals lack a trusted fifth starter with Danny Duffy (shoulder) still a couple weeks away from returning to the rotation. Barlow has never made a big-league start but logged a 6.11 ERA in 45.2 innings at Triple-A last year, working primarily as a starter.
The Royals optioned Barlow to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Barlow will cede his spot on the active roster to Wily Peralta, whose contract was selected from Omaha in a corresponding move. The 25-year-old righty made three appearances out of the bullpen during his latest stint with Kansas City, giving up four earned runs over 7.1 innings.
Barlow was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Barlow will take the place of Eric Stout on the roster and in the bullpen, as Stout was sent to the minors in a corresponding roster move after allowing three runs in Sunday's win over the Rangers. The 25-year-old Barlow owns a 3.94 ERA across 32 innings (six starts, one relief appearance) with the Storm Chasers this season. He should offer length out of the bullpen during his time with the big club.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||@ DET||L 7-8||1||0.2||1||1||1||2|
|05/09||vs CHW||L 3-9||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/05||vs CLE||L 4-5||1.1||0||0||0||2|
|05/03||vs CLE||L 6-8||0.1||1||0||1||0|
|05/02||@ MIN||L 4-13||0.2||2||1||0||2|
|04/27||@ PIT||L 1-2||0.2||1||0||0||0|
|04/26||@ DET||W 3-2||1.0||0||0||2||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||106.0||23||21||0||6||7||1||104||35||113||4.50||1.396|
|2015||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||4.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||8||6.43||2.143|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||71.1||14||13||0||8||3||0||64||32||61||2.53||1.308|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||3.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||3||7||16.88||3.125|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||32.1||7||7||0||1||3||0||36||23||37||7.29||1.869|
|2018||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||3||2.25||0.750|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||45.2||13||10||0||1||4||1||50||21||54||6.17||1.659|
|2019||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||6.0||3||0||0||0||0||1||5||3||3||0.00||1.000|