Dunning recorded two outs and allowed two hits during Thursday's Game 3 loss to the Athletics. He didn't factor in the decision had zero strikeouts and zero walks.
The 25-year-old surrendered a pair of singles during the opening frame, and that was all manager Rick Reneria needed to see before calling in the bullpen. Despite the brief postseason outing, it was a strong rookie campaign for Dunning as he had a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 35:13 K:BB over 34 innings (seven starts).
Dunning was charged with five runs (four earned) on three hits over three innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday. He struck out two batters and walked three.
The right-hander has been excellent since getting called up in August, but he did not have his best command Saturday. He plunked a batter, gave up a grand slam to Kris Bryant and only managed a single swinging strike on 64 pitches. Things have been going worse for Dylan Cease, so it seems likely we'll see Dunning start Game 3 of the first round for the White Sox, if a Game 3 is necessary.
Dunning took a no-decision after allowing four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over four innings in Monday's 7-4 loss to Cleveland.
The White Sox were able to climb out of an early hole and prevent Dunning from picking up his first loss, but this was the first time the team lost in his six starts. Dunning's command was off, particularly on a 3-1 fastball in the first inning that Jose Ramirez turned on for a three-run home run. The 25-year-old right-hander is in the mix to be part of the playoff rotation and will get one last regular-season outing Saturday at home against the crosstown Cubs.
Dunning (2-0) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Twins.
Dunning had little trouble with the Twins' lineup, as the only big hit he surrendered was an inside-the-park home run to Byron Buxton. He has been able to work deeper into games of late, as he's combined to throw 13 innings across his last two starts. Overall, he's maintained a 2.33 ERA with a 28:9 K:BB in his first 27 big-league frames. His next turn through the rotation currently projects to come Sunday at Cincinnati.
Dunning (1-0) tossed six innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just three hits during the White Sox' 8-1 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday. He walked one and struck out three.
Making his fourth start of the season, Dunning lasted beyond five innings for the first time and picked up his first career win. He will carry a 2.70 ERA with 21 strikeouts into his next scheduled start against the Twins in a week. He is likely worth a roster spot in most formats.
Dunning will start Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
He is coming off his worst big-league start, having surrendered three runs while striking out four and walking four in 4.2 innings Sept. 4 in Kansas City. Dunning would likely need to struggle significantly in another couple starts to get booted from the rotation before season's end.
Dunning allowed three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings versus the Royals on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.
Dunning needed 88 pitches (57 strikes) to complete his outing, coming up one out short of qualifying for the win. It was a bit of a shaky outing the 25-year-old, but he's pitched to a solid 3.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 18 strikeouts through 14 innings across three stars. Dunning's next turn in the rotation is expected to come next Friday against the Tigers.
Dunning allowed one walk and no hits while striking out seven across five scoreless innings Sunday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.
Dunning was pulled after 79 pitches despite having a no-hitter intact. He generated 13 swinging strikes while also inducing six groundball outs to dominate the Royals. Dunning has pitched well through two starts in the major leagues, allowing three earned runs across 9.1 frames while also racking up a 14:2 K:BB. With Gio Gonzalez (groin) placed on the injured list, Dunning should have a spot in the rotation going forward, and his next start is projected to come Friday in a rematch at Kansas City.
The White Sox recalled Dunning from their alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Royals, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Chicago placed Gio Gonzalez (groin) on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, clearing a spot on the active roster and in the rotation for Dunning. The right-hander made his MLB debut Aug. 19 against the Tigers, working 4.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Dunning will be recalled from the alternate training site to start Sunday against the Royals, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old made his big-league debut Aug. 19 and allowed three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over 4.1 innings, and he'll return to start in Sunday's series finale. Dunning threw 73 pitches in his first start and is expected to have a similar workload his second time out. It's unclear if he'll receive a longer look in the rotation this time around or if it will just be a spot start.
The White Sox optioned Dunning to their alternate training site Thursday.
Dunning will head back to Schaumburg after turning in a solid-but-unspectacular MLB debut in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Tigers. He worked 4.1 innings in the start, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven. The White Sox have a pair of off days coming up next week, so the team will be able to get by with a four-man rotation until Sept. 1. Unless either Carlos Rodon (shoulder) or Reynaldo Lopez (shoulder) is back from the injured list by that point, Dunning should be the leading candidate to step back in as the White Sox's fifth starter.
Dunning pitched 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in a no-decision versus the Tigers on Wednesday.
All of the damage against Dunning came on a Jeimer Candelario three-run blast in the fifth inning, which ended the righty's major-league debut. Dunning had a 2.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 62 innings in 2018 before he underwent Tommy John surgery. The White Sox have days off next Monday and Thursday, so they may be able to get by with a four-man rotation, making it unclear when Dunning's next start will come.
Dunning was recalled from the White Sox's alternate training site Wednesday.
The transaction was anticipated as Dunning will serve as the starting pitcher Wednesday against the Tigers. The right-hander missed the 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and will be making his major-league debut Wednesday. He posted a 2.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 62 innings in 11 starts with Double-A Birmingham in 2018.
Dunning will be called up to start Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
GM Rick Hahn indicated earlier in the week the 25-year-old could be recalled to make his big-league debut Wednesday, and manager Rick Renteria confirmed the news after Tuesday's contest. Dunning missed the entirety of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery and had a 2.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 69:23 K:BB over 62 innings at Double-A Birmingham the previous season before going down with the injury.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn strongly hinted that Dunning will likely be called up from the team's alternate training site to start Wednesday's game against the Tigers, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. "We'll probably have a pretty good pitching matchup between some young guys," Hahn said of Wednesday's game.
Detroit has already confirmed that one of its top pitching prospects in Casey Mize will take the hill Wednesday for his MLB debut, and on the White Sox side, Dunning best fits the bill of the "young guy" Hahn is referring to. Since Carlos Rodon (shoulder) was placed on the injured list Aug. 4, the White Sox have used Matt Foster as the opener for two bullpen games when the fifth starter's turn has come up, but Dunning looks like he could get a real chance to stake his claim to a rotation spot. Though Dunning is healthy after missing the entire 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, expect the White Sox to put a cap on his pitch count Wednesday, assuming he ends up receiving the starting nod.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria mentioned Dunning as a candidate to make a spot start Wednesday against the Tigers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Dunning, one of the organization's top pitching prospects, has made a full recovery from his March 2019 Tommy John surgery and has been throwing regularly at the White Sox's alternate training site in Schaumburg in anticipation of a callup. Since Carlos Rodon (shoulder) was placed on the injured list Aug. 4, the White Sox have thus far gotten by with using Matt Foster as the opening pitcher in bullpen games when a fifth starter has been needed, but Renteria is leaving the door open for a more traditional starting option like Dunning to fill the opening. During his last active minor-league season 2018, the 25-year-old split time between Double-A Birmingham and High-A Winston-Salem, compiling a 2.71 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 86.1 innings.
Dunning is building up his workload at the White Sox's alternate camp, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Dunning was one of the options to replace the injured Carlos Rodon (shoulder) in the rotation Saturday, but Chicago's prospect is still building innings. "He's continuing to build up his endurance and essentially is a guy who is coming back as a starter post-[Tommy John surgery] without the ability to go on rehab assignments,' White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. "We have a very strict program he's following, and it doesn't quite include making his Major League debut come this Saturday." As such, the White Sox will go with an opener and bullpen day to cover Rodon's next scheduled turn. Dunning is expected to join the White Sox at a point during the season, but that's a few weeks away.
Dunning was assigned to the White Sox's alternate camp, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.
Dunning made a full recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the White Sox have a surfeit of starters currently on the active roster, so the promising right-hander is not needed immediately. Gio Gonzalez figures to be first in line if a fill-in starter is needed while left-hander Ross Detwiler also made the cut as a bulk-inning guy.
Dunning is throwing without any restrictions and could make his MLB debut this season, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
It sounds like he is fully recovered from March 2019 Tommy John surgery, and with Michael Kopech opting out of the season, Dunning could be called upon as rotation depth. The 25-year-old righty has spent the last few months throwing bullpen sessions and has reportedly improved his changeup with some help from Yasmani Grandal. "I feel like my stuff is playing well, back to what it was (pre surgery). Maybe even better," Dunning said. He logged a 2.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 62 innings at Double-A in 2018 and has never pitched at Triple-A. However, as a member of the 40-man roster, Dunning could debut if injuries strike the big-league rotation.
The White Sox announced Monday that Dunning (elbow) will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.
Dunning is believed to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from his March 2019 Tommy John surgery, and though he may not be deemed ready to go when the season opens in late July, his inclusion in the player pool suggests he should be able to pitch at some point in 2020. However, since Dunning is coming off a major injury and has yet to pitch above the Double-A level, he's unlikely to log many meaningful innings for the big club during the 60-game season.
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