Keller (5-9) earned the win Saturday against the Tigers after allowing one run on four hits across eight innings. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk.
Keller hadn't completed six innings in his last four starts, but he was efficient Saturday, delivering 82 of his 104 pitches for strikes. The 23-year-old has a 4.25 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 84:55 K:BB through 118.2 innings and will next face the White Sox on Thursday.
Keller allowed one run on six hits with five walks and two strikeouts across 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday.
Despite the five free passes, the 23-year-old bounced back from his awful final start of June in this one. With this performance, he's also continued his recent pattern of alternating good and terrible starts. He's balanced out to a 1-1 record with a 5.11 ERA during since June 14. Keller is 4-9 with a 4.47 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 110.2 innings overall this season.
Keller (4-9) gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three through five innings to take the win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Keller almost made it through the second inning unscathed, but a popup was lost in the sun and resulted in a two-run triple in what would become a five-run inning. He would only give up one run the rest of the way, and the Royals provided seven runs of their own to get the right-hander the win. The 23-year-old has a 4-9 record with a 4.63 ERA through 18 games this season. Keller will make his next start Friday at Nationals Park.
Keller struck out four and gave up three hits through three scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Indians.
Keller was pitching well but had his day cut short by a rain delay that lasted over two hours. The right-hander has a 3-9 record with a 4.32 ERA through 17 starts this season. Keller will make his next start Sunday against the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.
Keller (3-9) took the loss Wednesday, coughing up seven runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings while striking out five as the Royals were downed 8-2 by the Mariners.
The right-hander was taken deep by Domingo Santana and Daniel Vogelbach in the first inning -- the first time all year Keller's served up multiple homers in a start. He'll take a 4.45 ERA and 68:48 K:BB through 97 innings into his next outing Monday in Cleveland.
Keller didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Twins, giving up three hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out five.
The right-hander put together his best outing of the season despite living on the edges of the strike zone, throwing only 56 of 97 pitches for strikes while producing plenty of weak contact. Keller will carry a 3.97 ERA and 63:46 K:BB through 93 innings into his next start Wednesday in Seattle.
Keller fell to 3-8 on the season despite allowing just two runs in eight innings Saturday against the White Sox. He gave up five hits and one walk while striking out four.
Keller has thrown two quality starts in a row but took the loss both times, a not-entirely-surprising result given the weakness of the Royals' offense. Keller's lack of run support and unremarkable 15.5 percent strikeout rate make him a not- particularly-appealing fantasy option even if he continues to drag his 4.29 ERA down. He's expected to start next against Minnesota on Friday.
Keller (3-7) coughed up three runs on nine hits in seven innings Sunday, striking out six and taking the loss to the Rangers.
Keller had danced around danger early, allowing just one run through four innings despite giving up six hits. He then yielded two more runs in the fifth and escaped further damage with an inning-ending double play. On a positive note, it was Keller's first start without a walk in 2019. Unfortunately, he still owns an unsightly 54:42 K:BB and 4.50 ERA. Keller will face the White Sox at home Saturday.
Keller (3-6) took the loss Tuesday, giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three as the Royals fell 4-3 to the White Sox.
The right-hander continues to struggle, getting tagged with at least four runs for the fifth time in his last seven starts, but on the bright side Keller issued fewer than three free passes for the first time since March 28 -- his first outing of the season. He'll carry a 4.56 ERA and 48:42 K:BB through 71 innings into his next start Sunday, on the road against the Rangers.
Keller (3-5) allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out three across seven innings to earn the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Keller got strong results in his start, allowing only two earned runs after the bullpen failed to strand two inherited runners in the eighth inning. Despite the strong results, Keller wasn't particularly impressive as he walked more batters than he struck out and generated just four swinging strikes on 105 total pitches. Still, this outing was Keller's longest since Opening Day and his first quality start since April 12 -- a span of six outings. He'll look to build off this effort in his next start, currently scheduled for Monday at the White Sox.
Keller (2-5) was charged with the loss to the Angels on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out three over 5.2 innings.
It turned into quite the sloppy outing for Keller, who continues to struggle with command issues. The right-hander has allowed a league-high 37 walks. Up next, he'll look to improve upon a 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 42:37 K:BB in an unfavorable matchup against the Yankees.
Keller (2-4) took the loss against the Phillies on Saturday by giving up six runs (five earned) on five hits. He struck out three and walked four.
Keller allowed only two extra-base hits but once again was all over the place as he threw only 57 strikes on 102 total pitches. The 23-year-old has issued at least three walks in every start since Opening Day and has an ugly 39:32 K:BB. Keller will carry a 4.47 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 52.1 innings into his next start.
Keller allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts and five walks across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday.
Walks have been an issue all year for Keller. He tied a season high with five free passes Sunday, two of which came around to score. However, Keller was able to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard other than that. Despite a league-leading 28 walks, Keller owns a 3.99 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 47.1 innings this year, but he seems to be playing with fire, posting a 5.3 BB/9. His next scheduled start is Saturday at home against the Phillies.
Keller (2-3) took the loss against the Rays on Monday, giving up five earned runs on six hits over five innings, striking out one and walking three as the Royals fell 8-5.
It was a rough outing for the right-hander, who gave up four of his five runs in the first two frames before exiting the contest after five innings and 92 pitches. He'll take a 4.07 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP into his next start, which will see him take on the Tigers in a road matchup on Saturday.
Keller has been reinstated after serving a five-game suspension and is scheduled to start Monday's series opener with the Royals.
Keller dropped his appeal last week during an advantageous portion of the Royals' schedule that allowed the team to temporarily get by with a four-man rotation. His return thus brings the Royals back to five starters while lining the right-hander up for two turns this week. Keller is on tap to receive a second start during the upcoming weekend in Detroit.
Keller dropped his appeal of his suspension Tuesday and will begin serving the ban right away, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Keller was hit with a five-game suspension for throwing at the White Sox's Tim Anderson. He kept up an appeal long enough to make his scheduled start Monday and will now enjoy a few extra days of rest, pushing his next outing to Monday against the Rays but not missing any turns in the rotation.
Keller (2-2) took the loss Monday, coughing up five runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.1 innings while striking out three as the Royals fell 6-3 to the Rays.
The right-hander was nursing a 3-2 lead after six innings, but coming out for the seventh proved to be a bad idea when Mike Zunino clubbed a two-run shot to center field to help chase Keller from the game. He'll take a 3.41 ERA and 29:20 K:BB through 37 innings into his next start, tentatively set for Sunday at home against the Angels. Due to the Royals having two off-days this week, it's also possible that Keller drops his appeal of a five-game suspension stemming from an April 17 start, which would allow Kansas City to get by without having to recall a spot starter from the minors.
Keller will appeal his five-game suspension for hitting the White Sox's Tim Anderson on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
Keller remains on track to start Monday's game at Tampa Bay, unless his appeal is heard prior to that game. The 23-year-old is likely to have his subsequent start pushed back a day or two, assuming the appeal is denied or withdrawn.
Keller was suspended Friday for five games for throwing at the White Sox's Tim Anderson on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
A five-game suspension is effectively a one-game suspension for a starting pitcher, as Keller will simply have his next start pushed back a few days. Depending on the timing of a possible appeal, the Royals' rotation will likely face minimal disruption.
Keller allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over five innings before he was ejected Wednesday against the White Sox. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Keller's afternoon ended one pitch into the sixth inning after he hit plunked Tim Anderson, who coincidentally hit a two-run homer off him earlier in the game. The right-hander was likely nearing his exit regardless as he finished with 91 pitches, only 50 of which were strikes. The 23-year-old next lines up to start Monday at Tampa Bay, though it's possible he could face discipline from the league if they deem the hit by pitch to be intentional.
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