Lopez allowed five hits and struck out five over 4.1 scoreless innings in Sunday's spring game against the Padres.
Lopez looked sharp and worked around five singles during his second Cactus League start. He introduced a new wrinkle, throwing two sliders at varying speeds, a suggestion from new catcher Yasmani Grandal, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The catcher cited Lopez's fastball command and use of several pitches in the outing.
Lopez allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out three over three innings in Tuesday's spring game against Oakland.
Lopez fell behind hitters and needed 61 pitches (31 strikes) to get through three innings. He was able to battle through wavering command and limit the damage. Lopez's 2019 looks bad in total (5.38 ERA), but he was better in the second half and looks to build off that.
Lopez is expected to start the spring training opener against the Angels on Feb. 22, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Lopez is tentatively slotted third in the starting rotation, but will get the first call this spring, as staff ace Lucas Giolito is dealing with a minor rib injury and will miss the first few Cactus League games. Lopez experienced a dropoff in 2019 relative to 2018, giving up more hits and home runs in fewer innings, but there are some advanced metrics that indicate he pitched better than his 5.38 ERA.
Lopez (10-15) allowed one run on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts across eight innings to earn a victory against the Tigers on Saturday.
The 25-year-old was able to end the season on a good note, bouncing back from yielding 16 runs in his last three outings. Lopez was feast or famine in September, yielding either five runs or just one run in every start this month. Lopez ends the 2019 season with a 10-15 record, 5.38 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 169 strikeouts in 184 innings.
Lopez (9-15) gave up five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three through four innings to take the loss against the Tigers on Sunday.
Lopez was hit early and often, giving up runs in each of his four frames. It's been a tough stretch for Lopez as of late, giving up 16 runs in his last 14 innings. The 25-year-old has a 5.57 ERA with 160 strikeouts through 32 starts this season. Lopez is scheduled to make his next start in the first game of a doubleheader Friday against the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Lopez (9-14) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out two batters and taking the loss against Minnesota.
On the bright side, Lopez didn't allow a home run Monday after serving up four in his last start. He's given up 11 runs over his last two outings, though, inflating his ERA from 5.17 to 5.44. The 25-year-old will look to get back on track in Detroit on Sunday.
Lopez (9-13) allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 4.2 innings to pick up the loss against Kansas City on Wednesday.
Lopez was hoping to maintain the form he had in his last start, when he pitched a complete-game one-hitter, but the Royals teed off on offerings that stayed over the center of the plate. The right-hander was touched for four home runs and has now given up 31 in 166.2 innings (1.7 HR/9). Lopez's inconsistent season trudges on Monday when he faces the Twins on the road.
Lopez threw a complete-game while striking out 11 and allowing one run on one hit with three walks to earn a victory against the Indians on Thursday.
This was quite a way to bounce back from his shortest outing of the season when he didn't get out of the first inning against the Braves. Lopez's one-hitter was his first complete game of the season, and he had only gone eight innings one other time previously. However, Lopez is still an unimpressive 9-12 with a 5.17 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 149 strikeouts in 162 innings this season. He will face the Royals at home in his next outing Wednesday.
Lopez (8-12) allowed six runs on six hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning and was handed the loss Saturday to the Braves.
Lopez nearly got out of the first inning with one run allowed, but a Tyler Flowers infield chopper bounced off the third base bag, giving him enough time to beat the throw. Three more hits followed and Lopez was done. Chicago's most consistent starter in 2018 has had trouble this season but appeared to have righted himself since the All-Star break. Lopez pitched to a 2.82 ERA in nine starts following the break before Saturday's short outing. He's next scheduled to throw Thursday on the road against the Indians.
Lopez (illness) is listed as the White Sox's probable starter for Saturday's game against the Braves.
Despite battling flu-like symptoms in his last outing Aug. 25 against the Rangers, Lopez navigated five no-hit frames before the illness forced him to bow out of the contest. After a few days of treatment, Lopez is apparently feeling healthy again and isn't expected to face any restrictions when he returns to the mound this weekend. The right-hander still sports an ERA over 5.00 for the season, but he's largely been dependable since the All-Star break, turning in a 2.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 52:18 K:BB in 54.1 innings across his nine second-half starts.
Lopez was pulled from his start Sunday against the Rangers after five innings due to dehydration and flu-like symptoms.
Lopez may have been pitching under the weather, but it certainly didn't show based on his results. He tossed 80 pitches across five no-hit frames, issuing only two walks and striking out six in the outing. Reliever Aaron Bummer squandered the no-hitter the following inning, but Lopez's outing was an encouraging step forward after he yielded eight total runs en route to taking losses his last two times out. Lopez will likely be close to full strength and ready to roll when his next turn through the rotation comes up next weekend in Atlanta.
Lopez (7-11) took the loss against the Twins on Tuesday, pitching six innings and giving up seven runs (three earned) on six hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Lopez served up homers in the third and fourth innings to surrender three runs, but it was a defensive lapse behind him in the fifth that opened the floodgates for Minnesota. After Lopez retired two of the first three batters in the inning, Jose Abreu dropped a sure out at first base to extend the frame. The following three hitters reached base, leading to four unearned runs and putting the game out of reach. Lopez now owns a 5.25 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 132:54 K:BB in 147.1 innings. He'll have a rematch at home against Minnesota on Tuesday in his next scheduled start.
Lopez (7-10) was charged with the loss against the Angels on Thursday after surrendering five runs on nine hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5.1 innings.
It was quite the messy outing for Lopez, who had been on fire for nearly a month -- he'd allowed three runs or fewer in each start since the All-Star break until Thursday. Of his five runs allowed, one came via the long ball off the bat of Mike Trout. Lopez has now served up 25 homers this year, tying his total from a 2018 campaign that included seven additional starts. The 25-year-old now owns a 5.29 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 129:54 K:BB. He'll look to bounce back when he hits the road for a Wednesday showdown against the Twins.
Lopez (6-9) picked up the win after giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings Sunday against the Phillies.
Lopez certainly didn't have his best stuff in the series finale, though he kept his club in the ballgame and ended up with the win. He allowed one run in the fifth and two in the sixth prior to exiting. The 25-year-old owns a 5.41 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with a 120:49 K:BB across 129.2 frames this season for the White Sox.
Lopez allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.
Lopez wasn't in top form, but he worked around a lot of traffic on the bases to give the White Sox a chance. Unfortunately, they were facing the dominant version of Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who allowed one unearned run and fanned 11. Lopez appears to have righted himself since the break, posting a 2.05 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in four starts spanning 26.1 innings. He'll look to carry that momentum into his next start Sunday at Philadelphia.
Lopez (5-9) recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up two runs on four hits and one walk through eight innings to take the loss against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Although he picked up the loss, Lopez registered 21 swinging strikes in a dominant performance. Lopez's command was on another level, as he got 93 percent of his pitches through the first three innings into the strike zone and managed the feat on 76 of his 93 offerings overall. In his three starts since the All-Star break, the 25-year-old has only allowed four runs in 21 innings. Lopez will make his next start Tuesday against the Mets at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Lopez (5-8) picked up the win after allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight over seven innings Friday night against the Rays.
Lopez gave up a run in the first inning on a single to right center, and he allowed another in the second, but he was able to settle down and toss five scoreless frames to close out his night. The 25-year-old right-hander has been sharp coming out of the All-Star break, allowing just two runs over his last two starts (13 innings) while fanning 15.
Lopez allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks across six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the A's. He struck out seven.
Lopez was dominant during his time on the mound, allowing just two runners to reach second base in this quality start. He was hardly to blame for the run on his ledger, which came following a two-base error in the third inning. Lopez narrowly missed out on a win, but this was a nice bounce-back effort nevertheless after he surrendered seven runs in his last outing. His next outing should come on the road against the Rays.
Manager Rick Renteria said after Thursday's game that Lopez will remain in the starting rotation, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Thursday's outing was another ugly one for Lopez, as he gave up six earned runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings. It was his seventh start this season with five or more runs allowed, pushing his ERA to 6.34, but Renteria said the team will let Lopez work through his issues on the job. The volume gives Lopez some value in certain points formats, but that's about the extent of his appeal at this point.
Lopez is scheduled to make his next start Thursday against the Tigers.
Heading into the week, Lopez lined up for two more starts before the All-Star break, but those plans were after Tuesday's game against the Tigers was rained out. Since Lopez had already completed his full pregame warmup Tuesday before the contest was postponed, the White Sox won't make him available for Wednesday's doubleheader. Lopez should be well rested and ready to take on a normal workload by the time Thursday arrives.
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