Lopez (shoulder) threw from 60 feet Friday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Lopez has been out for nearly three weeks with a rotator cuff strain. He's now starting to take steps in the right direction, but he has quite a few more to go through before he's back in game action.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Lopez (shoulder) will initiate throwing off flat ground later this week, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Lopez seems to have made some progress in his recovery from a right rotator cuff strain since being placed on the injured list a week and a half ago, but he still has several more hurdles to clear in the rehab process before the Marlins will consider reinstating him. At this point, fantasy managers shouldn't bank on Lopez returning until mid-August at the earliest, which may make it difficult to justify holding him in leagues with limited IL or bench spots.
Lopez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right rotator cuff strain, Fish Stripes reports.
This is hardly ideal, as Lopez had been pitching better than ever lately, striking out 33 over his last 23 innings. The Marlins' rotation has been hit hard by injuries, and perhaps this will lead to the promotion of Edward Cabrera or Braxton Garrett, both of whom have been pitching well at Triple-A. Lopez is without a timetable to return.
Lopez (5-5) earned the win Sunday versus Atlanta. He allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Lopez made MLB history by becoming the first pitcher to strike out nine straight batters to start a game. While he dominated the first time through the order, Atlanta got on the board in the fourth inning. Dansby Swanson added a solo shot in the sixth, but it didn't stop Lopez from recording his first quality start since June 25. The 25-year-old has done well with a 3.03 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 111:25 K:BB across 101 innings this season. He'll look to maintain that momentum while likely starting during a four-game series versus Philadelphia coming out of the All-Star break.
Lopez did not factor into the decision during Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. He allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight across four innings.
While Lopez found the strike zone well, it took him 91 pitches to get through four innings, hence the early exit. The right-hander has now hit a batter in each of his last five starts, including a bizarre loss last time out during which he was ejected after hitting Ronald Acuna with his first pitch of the game. Across 19 appearances this season, Lopez has compiled a 2.94 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. The 25-year-old is projected to make his next start at home Sunday against Atlanta.
Lopez (4-5) took the loss Friday despite being ejected after facing only one batter, as he was charged with the only run of the game in a 1-0 win by Atlanta.
The right-hander's first pitch ran inside and plunked Ronald Acuna, resulting in Lopez's ejection, and Acuna then came around to score on a single and sacrifice fly off Ross Detwiler. Lopez has hit a batter in four straight starts, and on the year he carries a 2.97 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 94:22 K:BB through 91 innings.
Lopez was ejected from Friday's matchup against Atlanta after he hit Ronald Acuna with the first pitch of the game, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Lopez's first pitch ran inside and hit Acuna in the elbow, and the right-hander was tossed since Miami and Atlanta have had a history of similar incidents. It's not yet clear whether the ejection could lead to further discipline for Lopez. He could be available to pitch on shorter rest than usual following Friday's extremely brief outing.
Lopez and the Marlins won't play the Phillies on Thursday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The two teams have yet to announce a make-up date for the postponed game. The Marlins will presumably push each of their starters back a day in the pitching schedule on account of the postponement, so Lopez should be in line to start Friday's series opener in Atlanta.
Lopez (4-4) earned the win Friday against the Nationals after tossing six innings of two-run ball, giving up six hits and a walk while fanning nine.
The right-hander has three wins and three quality starts over his last four appearances. The nine strikeouts also tied Lopez's season-high mark, and he has recorded seven or more strikeouts in four of his last five games as well. He's slated to take the ball on the road against the Phillies next week.
Lopez (3-4) picked up the win Saturday against the Cubs, allowing just one hit while striking out seven in seven scoreless innings. He did not issue a walk.
Lopez was coming off arguably his worst outing of the campaign, in which he allowed four runs to the Braves in just three innings. He bounced back in a big way at Wrigley Field on Saturday, with a second-inning single by Eric Sogard the only thing preventing him from having a no-hit bid late in the contest. Lopez has now worked at least six frames in eight of his 15 outings and he'll bring a tidy 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 85:21 K:BB into his start against the Nationals next weekend.
Lopez (2-4) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in three innings, taking the loss versus Atlanta on Sunday.
Lopez allowed three of his hits and both walks, as well as a hit batter, in the first inning alone, which saw Atlanta jump out to a three-run lead. Austin Riley added a solo home run in the third inning. Sunday's start was the shortest of the year for Lopez, who has been solid more often than not with a 3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 78:21 K:BB across 78 innings. He'll look to bounce back in his next outing, tentatively scheduled for next weekend's road series against the Cubs.
Lopez (2-3) earned the win Tuesday against the Rockies after allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight across eight innings.
Lopez was just three outs away from hurling a complete game and was dominant across the board, tossing 68 of his 96 pitches for strikes and recording a season-best mark in walks. He's now fanned at least eight in three of his last four outings. The right-hander has also gone five straight appearances allowing two or fewer runs, and he's slated to take the ball again during the weekend series at home against the Braves.
Lopez was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Red Sox and will instead pitch Tuesday against the Rockies in Miami, with the Marlins wanting to give him an extra day to rest, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Lopez threw just four innings in his previous start June 2 against the Blue Jays, allowing two runs and striking out nine batters on 90 pitches. He's having quite a strong season, posting career lows in both ERA (2.82) and WHIP (1.15), but the Marlins will give him a bit of a rest to ensure his performance remains at that level. The move back in the schedule may actually be a positive development for fantasy managers; he'll skip out on a road matchup against one of the majors' best offenses with a home one against a Rockies offense that is far less potent away from Coors Field. Meanwhile, Lopez will still line up for a two-start week, with his second turn coming in Sunday's series finale in Miami versus Atlanta rather than Saturday.
Lopez didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out nine.
The right-hander left the game with the Marlins in the lead, but Lopez wasn't given a chance to go for the win after throwing 90 pitches (59 strikes) -- although Yimi Garcia's blown save made in a moot point. The nine whiffs tied his season high, and Lopez will carry a 2.82 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 68:19 K:BB through 67 innings into his next start.
Lopez took a no-decision during Thursday's loss to the Phillies, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five across seven innings.
Lopez looked solid, holding the Phillies scoreless until the fourth inning when he gave up a leadoff homer to Rhys Hoskins and allowed another run to score on a sacrifice fly by Matt Joyce. That would be the only damage of the day for the 25-year-old, who has allowed four runs across his last three starts (19 innings). It was the third occasion this season Lopez stretched out for seven innings, needing 92 pitches to do so this time around. The right-hander will take a 2.71 ERA and 1.13 WHIP during his next projected start Tuesday at Toronto.
Lopez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Mets, giving up four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings. He struck out eight.
It was nearly a very different outcome for Lopez, as he loaded the bases in the first inning on two hits and a walk before getting Wilfredo Tovar to strike out to end the threat. From there on, the right-hander was firmly in control, firing 67 of 90 pitches for strikes. The quality start was his fifth of the year, and Lopez will take a 2.73 ERA and 54:17 K:BB through 56 innings into his next outing.
Lopez (1-3) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three across five innings to earn the win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Lopez allowed two runs to cross in the second inning, but he otherwise shut out one of MLB's top offenses in his remaining four frames. The 25-year-old has had a good season despite notching just one win in nine starts. Excluding two starts in which he allowed six runs each, he has surrendered only five runs in 40.2 innings. Through 49 innings in 2021, Lopez has a 3.12 ERA and 46 strikeouts. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Friday against the Mets.
Lopez (0-3) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three.
The right-hander entered the contest having given up just one earned run over his previous 24 innings, but he was unable to maintain the momentum against Arizona. Most of the damage against Lopez was done in the fifth inning, when he allowed five baserunners and got his only out via a sacrifice fly. Lopez ended up being charged with five runs in the frame, pushing his season ERA up to 3.07. That's a solid mark in spite of Lopez's 0-3 record, and he has thus far produced six strong starts versus two clunkers. Lopez's next outing is likely to come this weekend on the road against the Dodgers.
Lopez allowed just an unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings of work in Thursday's victory over the Diamondbacks. He didn't factor into the decision.
The righty looked good, throwing 63 of his 94 pitches for strikes. Lopez now holds a 2.04 ERA on the year, showing that his 3.61 ERA in 2020 was no fluke. Although Lopez has seen his K/9 dip slightly, his 3.11 FIP suggests he should remain one of the more valuable starters in fantasy. The main knock on him is that the Marlins haven't helped him to any wins yet in seven starts this season, as he's 0-2 despite his sterling ratios.
Lopez will now start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Lopez isn't dealing with any injury, but he'll now start Thursday's series finale against Arizona while Nick Neidert starts a bullpen game Wednesday. Lopez has posted quality starts in each of his last three outings and has generated a 0.47 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 19 innings during that time.
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