Lopez (0-1) allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six across 6.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Lopez held the Cardinals off the board until the seventh inning, when he surrendered a two-run home run to Yadier Molina. The result was a tough-luck loss, as Jack Flaherty also pitched very well opposite him. Lopez hasn't flashed a ton of swing-and-miss stuff early on -- he generated nine swinging strikes on 99 total pitches Wednesday -- but has still allowed only two earned runs across 11.2 frames while posting a 10:4 K:BB in two starts. He'll draw a tough assignment in his next outing, which is currently projected to come Monday at Atlanta.
Lopez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Rays, giving up two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings while striking out four.
The right-hander threw 51 of 77 pitches for strikes before exiting with the score tied 0-0, only to watch Richard Bleier promptly serve up a homer to Austin Meadows in the top of the sixth and get the ball rolling on a wild finish. Lopez took a big step forward in 2020, and it looks like he might be able to build on those gains this season. The 25-year-old will face the Cardinals at home in his next scheduled start Wednesday.
Lopez will take the mound for the Marlins' second game of the season, April 2 against the Rays, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.
He'll follow Sandy Alcantara, who received the Opening Day assignment from manager Don Mattingly. Lopez has had a solid spring, posting a 2.63 ERA and 9:1 K:BB through 13,2 innings, and the 25-year-old is looking to take another step forward after breaking out with a 3.61 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 24.1 percent strikeout rate last year.
Lopez has been working on a breaking pitch to add to his fastball, sinker, cutter and changeup, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports. "It can only help me," Lopez explained Tuesday after throwing two shutout innings in his first spring training appearance. "As a starting pitcher, your main focus is you have to go through the lineup three or hopefully four times, so the more good pitches you have that you feel comfortable throwing in any count, the more unpredictable you remain, which is a huge weapon. You don't want to fall into patterns. You don't want to become too predictable."
The right-hander had previously thrown a curveball in the minors which he'd scrapped, but Lopez thinks the shape of the new offering will be a better match for his arm slot. He added the cutter to his arsenal just last season with immediate positive results, as he shaved nearly 1.5 runs off his ERA compared to 2019 and posted a career-high 24.1 percent strikeout rate. If Lopez can find a fifth effective pitch to add to the mix, he may be able to take another step forward in 2021.
Lopez (0-1) took the loss in Wednesday's defeat at the hands of the Braves in Game 2 of the NLDS, allowing two earned runs on three hits over five innings. He struck out seven.
Lopez battled through five innings, with his only mistakes coming in the form of a pair of solo home runs he allowed. The 24-year-old had a strong postseason debut, throwing 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes without walking a batter. Lopez posted an impressive 3.61 ERA and 1.19 WHIP during the regular season, and his next chance at taking the mound would come if the Marlins can advance to the NLCS.
Lopez (6-4) picked up the win Thursday as the Marlins downed Atlanta 4-2, giving up two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out six.
The right-hander extended his winning streak to three straight starts, posting a 1.56 ERA and 19:5 K:BB through 17.1 innings over that stretch. With the Marlins currently holding onto the No. 6 seed in the National League and fighting to clinch a playoff spot over the final weekend, Lopez will have to wait and see whether he'll get a chance to continue his winning streak in the postseason.
Lopez (5-4) struck out seven and gave up two runs on three hits and three walks over 5.1 innings in a 7-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Lopez fired 100 pitches (60 for strikes) and worked out of multiple jams to earn his second consecutive win. The 24-year-old lowered his season ERA to 3.96 through 10 starts. He is next scheduled to take the mound Thursday against Atlanta.
Lopez (4-4) picked up the win Monday against the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits across seven innings. He fanned six and did not issue a walk.
It was a dramatic turnaround for Lopez after being tagged for seven runs in just 1.2 innings Sept. 10. The right-hander was close to flawless after allowing a home run to Andrew McCutchen to leadoff the ball game, allowing just two hits while not issuing a free pass the rest of the way. The 24-year-old picked up his fourth win and dropped his ERA to 4.02 on the season. He will look to carry his momentum into his start against Washington on Saturday.
Lopez (3-4) allowed seven runs on four hits (one home run) and four walks while striking out two across 1.2 innings Wednesday as he took the loss against the Braves.
Lopez allowed the first three batters to reach in the second inning but looked as though he may escape with minimal damage after he got the next two Braves hitters out via a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, that was not the case as the next four batters reached base, resulting in five runs scored, three on a homer by Travis d'Arnaud. Lopez was immediately yanked following the long ball and was replaced by Jordan Yamamoto, who gave up four more runs before finally recording the third out of the inning. That's now back-to-back rough outings for the 24-year-old, whose ERA has shot up to a 4.50 after he maintained a 1.83 through his first seven starts. Lopez will look to get back on track as he lines up to take the mound Monday against the Phillies.
Lopez (3-3) allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over four innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.
Yoshi Tsutsugo touched Lopez up for a long ball in the second inning and the Rays piled on for four additional runs in the fourth. That ended Lopez's streak of four consecutive quality starts. Despite this hiccup, Lopez still has a 2.70 ERA and 1.13 WHIP for the season, and if he rebounds in a hurry, Lopez will end up being a big riser in fantasy drafts next spring. He lines up to face the Braves in Atlanta next week.
Lopez (3-2) allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rays.
Lopez held the Rays scoreless through five innings, but surrendered a run in both of his final two frames. He dominated with groundball outs, racking up 12 groundouts to go along with his five punchouts. Lopez has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his seven outings this season, accruing a 2.10 ERA with a 32:7 K:BB across 34.1 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday in a rematch against Tampa Bay.
Lopez (3-1) allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three over five scoreless innings on the way to a win Monday night against Washington.
Lopez dealt with plenty of traffic on the basepaths, but he managed to exit the contest with a 7-0 lead, and his club would hang on for an 11-8 victory. The right-hander tossed first-pitch strikes to 16 of the 23 batters he faced. Lopez has looked sharp in five starts this season, surrendering two or fewer runs in each outing, good enough for a 1.98 ERA to go along with a 1.24 WHIP and a 27:7 K:BB across 27.1 frames.
Lopez gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in 6.1 innings Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
Lopez had another very solid outing Wednesday night as he generated his second consecutive quality start. However, the offense behind him was unable to touch Jacob deGrom as Lopez came up empty trying to grab his fourth win of the season. The 24-year-old right-hander has not allowed more than two runs in a start year as his 2.42 ERA ranks just outside the top 15 among starting pitchers. Lopez currently lines up to face the Nationals on Sunday as he looks to complete his two-start week with a win.
Lopez (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out eight over six innings as he earned his second win of the season Friday against the Braves.
After struggling in 2019 with a 5.09 ERA and just 95 strikeouts across 111.1 innings, Lopez has been a pleasant surprise for a depleted Marlins rotation that surely isn't taking his production for granted. Friday's performance was his first quality start of 2020 as he also managed to rack up a season-high eight strikeouts. The Marlins' roster is full of young talent and at just 24, Lopez has the potential to stick around in the rotation for many years to come. His next scheduled start will be Wednesday at home against the Mets, a team he struggled against earlier this month.
Lopez (1-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out four over five innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Mets.
Lopez was quite sharp as he earned the win in his season debut, but he put himself in line for the loss Sunday after giving up three total runs. The right-hander struggled with control against the Mets as only 48 of his 80 pitches went for strikes. Despite his struggle to limit baserunners Sunday, Lopez has been a solid performer in the Marlins' rotation to begin the year. He'll attempt to get back into the win column at home Friday against Atlanta.
Lopez (1-0) recorded the win in Tuesday's 4-0 victory over the Orioles, scattering two hits over five scoreless innings while striking out seven.
It was a very impressive performance under difficult circumstances, as Lopez was making his 2020 debut much later than expected due to the Marlins' COVID-19 situation. The right-hander threw 43 of 61 pitches for strikes and didn't even allow a runner into scoring position until Austin Hays singled and stole second in the fifth inning -- Lopez responded by striking out Pedro Severino and DJ Stewart to end his night. Miami's de facto ace at the moment is next scheduled to take the mound Sunday, on the road against the Mets.
Lopez has been confirmed as the Marlins' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Lopez and Elieser Hernandez are the only members of the Opening Day five-man rotation that will definitely be available when the Marlins return to action in Baltimore following a week-long hiatus in Baltimore. With Sandy Alcantara and Jose Urena both confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 and the status of Caleb Smith unknown, Lopez was the obvious choice to take the hill for the Marlins' first game out of the extended break. The right-hander struggled down the stretch of the 2019 season and finished with an ugly 5.09 ERA over 111.1 innings, but his 4.27 FIP and 1.24 WHIP painted a brighter picture of his overall performance. Still just 24 years old, Lopez has the ability to take a major step forward in 2020 and emerge as a reliable mid-rotation arm for the Marlins.
Lopez won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Orioles after the game was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among Miami players and staff, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Marlins travel party remains in Philadelphia after as many as 12 players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19 during their three-game series with the Phillies over the weekend. The Orioles and Marlins were scheduled to begin a four-game home-and-home series Monday, but those contests could all be in jeopardy now.
Lopez (personal) is starting in Thursday's intrasquad matchup, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Lopez was away from the team for a few days while attending to a personal matter, but he'll return to action Thursday. Given the brevity of his absence, the 24-year-old should be ready for the start of the season. Lopez is expected to have a spot in the Marlins' rotation.
Lopez will be away from the Marlins for a few days to attend to a personal matter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Assuming his absence does last only a few days, Lopez would have time to return to camp and continue his preparations for Opening Day. The right-hander is expected to be part of the Marlins' rotation when the season begins.
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|2019||AAX-Jacksonville Jumbo S||5.0||3||3||0||0||3||0||6||4||13||21.60||3.400|
|2019||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||9.1||2||2||0||0||0||0||10||3||10||1.98||1.429|