Lopez started Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Seattle, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He did not factor into the decision.
Typically, Lopez pitches between four and five innings -- he had done that in all six of his starts this season. He ran into trouble the second time through the order Tuesday, however, surrendering a Kyle Seager home run in the fourth and allowing two baserunners in the fifth before being removed. Until manager Brandon Hyde trusts him to go deeper into games, it will be difficult for Lopez to hold value.
Lopez allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Lopez exited the game with runners on first and second, but he had yet to surrender a run. However, Rougned Odor singled in both baserunners against Adam Plutko, so those runs went on Lopez's line. Lopez has had a tough start to the season, as he's pitched to a 7.48 ERA with a 21:9 K:BB across 21.2 innings. He's currently projected to make his next start Tuesday at Seattle.
Lopez (1-3) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one in four innings to take the loss against the Athletics on Friday.
Lopez earned his first win of the season in his last outing, but he returned to the loss column against Oakland. The right-hander gave up two runs in the second inning and was removed from the contest after he allowed a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. Lopez has now posted an 8.15 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 17.2 innings across his first four starts of the season. He'll attempt to turn things around at home against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Lopez (1-2) picked up the win Friday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk over five innings in a 5-2 victory over the Rangers. He struck out eight.
Both runs off the right-hander came on solo shots, but otherwise Lopez was sharp, throwing 49 of 75 pitches for strikes before exiting. Despite the strong outing and a 17:5 K:BB through 13.2 innings, he has a 8.56 ERA thanks to a 3.3 HR/9. With the O's having a couple off days coming up, it's not clear when Lopez will take the mound next.
Lopez (0-2) allowed seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Lopez was relatively effective by tossing two scoreless innings to begin Sunday's game, but he allowed back-to-back home runs in the top of the third inning to put him in line for the loss. The right-hander has recorded an 11.42 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 8.2 innings through his first two starts of the season. He'll attempt to bounce back on the road against the Rangers on Friday.
Lopez (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits and three walks over 4.2 innings Monday, taking the loss against the Yankees. He struck out five.
Lopez looked good to begin the game, allowing just one hit through three innings. He then coughed up a solo homer to Aaron Judge in the fourth before getting into more trouble in the fifth. With two outs in the inning, he walked the bases loaded and was replaced by Shawn Armstrong, who would later serve up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton. Lopez will look to turn things around Sunday at home against the Red Sox.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Lopez would start the Orioles' fourth game of the season April 5 against the Yankees in New York, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
Lopez and Dean Kremer were awarded the final two spots in Baltimore's rotation, beating out Felix Hernandez (elbow), Wade LeBlanc and Tom Eshelman for those jobs. The 28-year-old right-hander covered 19.2 innings in the Grapefruit League this spring, posting a 2.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and a 17:7 K:BB. Lopez's track record at the big-league level is far less impressive than his spring numbers, so he'll need to deliver some quality results in the games that count before fantasy managers can invest in him with any confidence.
Lopez (2-2) took the loss Friday, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and a walk over two-plus innings as the Orioles were dropped 10-5 by the Blue Jays. He struck out one.
The right-hander was allowed to come back out after a disastrous six-run second inning, but Toronto immediately slapped three straight singles off Lopez to drive him from the game, and only Travis Shaw getting thrown out at home prevented even more damage to Lopez's ratios. He finishes the season with a 6.69 ERA and 28:12 K:BB over 39 innings.
Lopez (2-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against Tampa Bay, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five.
Lopez notched his second straight quality start in the contest, but a lack of run support led to his first loss of the campaign. The right-hander was stung by a pair of Rays home runs, the second of which -- a two-run shot off the bat of Randy Arozarena in the fifth inning -- proved to be the difference in the low-scoring affair. Lopez will carry a 5.11 ERA into his next start, currently scheduled for Friday at Toronto.
Lopez (2-0) allowed one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings Monday, striking out three batters and earning the win over Atlanta.
Lopez dominated Atlanta's lineup all night with the lone blemish coming via a solo shot by Freddie Freeman in the sixth frame. It didn't hurt that his offense tallied 14 runs of support for him. The 27-year-old righty moved to 2-0 and lowered his season ERA to 5.23. Lopez will take on the Rays at home Saturday.
Lopez will start Monday's series opener against the Braves, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
After turning in a 5.02 ERA through his first three starts with Baltimore and with Alex Cobb having returned from the injured list over the weekend, Lopez looked as though he might be at risk of losing his spot in the rotation. With a doubleheader on tap Thursday versus the Rays, however, Baltimore will likely run a six-man rotation this week that will evidently include Lopez. The right-hander may need a quality showing versus Atlanta to earn himself an additional start or two before the regular season concludes.
Lopez allowed five runs on six hits (two home runs) and a walk while striking out six across 4.2 innings against the Mets on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
Through the first three innings, the only player on the Mets that was able to touch Lopez was Jeff McNeil, who had an RBI line-drive single to right in the second followed by a two-run shot to left in the fourth. The Mets were able to eventually chase Lopez out of the game in the fifth after he served up a solo home run to Michael Conforto and walked J.D. Davis the very next batter. The 27-year-old did have a season-high six strikeouts but his ERA rose to a 6.38 and with Alex Cobb (undisclosed) set to return in a few days, Wednesday's start may have been Lopez's last for the time being.
Lopez (1-0) allowed three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings in a win in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader versus the Yankees.
While the Orioles' defense was suspect, Lopez was solid enough to limit mistakes of his own despite throwing just 44 of his 88 pitches for strikes. The 27-year-old now has a 5.59 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 13 strikeouts across 19.1 innings this season. Lopez lines up for a rematch at Yankee Stadium on Thursday if he retains his spot in the rotation.
Lopez is slated to start one half of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Lopez joined the rotation last weekend, stepping in as a replacement for Wade LeBlanc (elbow). He worked 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three. He was limited to 63 pitches in that outing, but he should push up to 75-to-85-pitch range in his second start.
Lopez yielded three runs on three hits and three walks over 4.2 innings Sunday, striking out three in the loss to Toronto. He did not factor in the decision.
Lopez looked sharp in three scoreless innings before allowing an RBI single in the fourth. He then coughed up a pair of runs in the fifth before he was lifted from the contest. Lopez will carry a 7.53 ERA into Friday's home matchup with the Yankees.
Orioles bullpen coach Darren Holmes said Lopez would start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Lopez will get the first shot at joining the Baltimore rotation as a replacement for Wade LeBlanc, who was shut down for the season after being diagnosed with a left elbow stress reaction coming out of his start last weekend. Since being claimed off waivers from the Royals earlier this month, Lopez has made three appearances in relief for the Orioles, posting a 7.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 over nine innings.
Lopez worked four innings of long relief Sunday in the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Nationals. He gave up two runs on three hits while striking out five in a no-decision.
After being scooped up off waivers from the Royals, Lopez was called upon for piggyback duties in his team debut. With starter John Means being pulled after 34 pitches as part of a pre-determined plan to build up his arm slowly following his return from the bereavement list and COVID-19 injured list, Lopez entered the game with two outs in the first inning and runners on first and second. Lopez inducing an inning-ending groundout that allowed the Orioles to escape trailing by only three runs, and he pitched effectively for another 3.2 innings to keep his team competitive. Per Joe Trezza of MLB.com, Means' pitch count is expected to climb up to around 50 in his next scheduled start, so Lopez or Thomas Eshelman could be called on to piggyback the lefty in Friday's game against the Red Sox.
Lopez (undisclosed) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Lopez made one appearance for the Royals this season before being put on the bereavement list and then being designated for assignment upon his reinstatement to the ballclub. He was quickly claimed off the waivers by the Orioles and now will look to assume a role in the bullpen. Lopez posted a 6.33 ERA in 2019 while striking out 109 batters in 123.2 innings and will likely pitch in middle relief.
The Orioles are hoping to add Lopez (undisclosed) to their roster soon, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Lopez is still going through COVID-19 intake screening, but it sounds like the right-hander could be cleared to rejoin the Orioles later in the week if all goes well. Prior to being claimed off waivers, Lopez made one appearance for the Royals and allowed two runs on three hits while recording just two outs.
Lopez was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday for an undisclosed reason, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The Orioles claimed Lopez off waivers from the Royals on Sunday, and it's unclear why he was placed on the 10-day injured list. He could simply need time to clear intake testing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lopez gave up two runs on three hits and no walks while recording just two outs in his only relief appearance this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/04||@ SEA||L 2-5||4.2||3||1||2||4|
|04/29||vs NYY||W 4-3||4.0||4||2||2||3|
|04/23||vs OAK||L 1-3||1||4.0||5||3||2||1|
|04/16||@ TEX||W 5-2||1||5.0||2||2||1||8|
|04/11||vs BOS||L 9-14||1||4.0||8||7||1||4|
|04/05||@ NYY||L 0-7||1||4.2||3||4||3||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFA-San Jose Giants||68.2||14||14||0||3||1||0||95||39||48||1.58||1.276|
|2013||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||117.0||25||22||0||7||8||2||92||48||120||5.23||1.436|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||137.2||25||25||1||10||10||0||119||46||144||4.59||1.385|
|2014||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||90.1||23||22||0||6||7||0||111||61||78||3.80||1.543|
|2015||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||63.0||36||11||0||3||4||0||73||66||47||3.29||1.794|
|2016||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||79.1||17||16||0||1||7||0||66||55||101||6.83||1.972|
|2016||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||109.0||23||23||0||4||11||0||86||67||110||5.04||1.624|
|2017||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||29.1||24||0||0||1||2||6||39||13||24||2.78||1.272|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||9.0||2||2||0||1||0||0||11||1||8||4.00||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||28.2||24||0||0||3||3||5||23||10||33||5.75||1.525|