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50 Kris Bubic SP

Kansas City Royals

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June 13, 2021 09:12 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Shelled in loss Sunday
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Bubic (1-2) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five across 4.2 innings, taking the loss to the Athletics on Sunday.

Bubic surrendered three solo home runs, one by Matt Chapman in the first inning and two off the bat of Matt Olson. The 23-year-old has struggled mightily as of late, allowing 14 runs in his last 12 innings over three starts. His ERA has jumped to 4.01 and his WHIP is 1.43. He will look to turn the tide in his next scheduled start Saturday against the Red Sox.

June 9, 2021 01:04 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Shelled in first loss
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Bubic (1-1) allowed six earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across four innings, taking the loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Bubic struggled Tuesday, allowing a career-high four home runs in a single start. He has surrendered six long balls over his last three starts after he went 26.2 innings without allowing a home run to start the season. The 23-year-old has had a strong start to his season, though his ERA jumped from 2.12 to 3.32 after this performance against the Angels. He will look to get back on track in his next start Sunday in Oakland.

June 4, 2021 11:16 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Mediocre in no-decision
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Bubic allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out six across 4.1 innings in the win over the Twins on Thursday. He did not factor into the decision.

Bubic struggled to settle in Thursday, as he was pulled early with one out in the fifth inning on 87 pitches. This was the left-hander's worst appearance since moving into the starting rotation in mid-May. It wasn't a terrible outing by any means, but it was his shortest start of the season. The 23-year-old has a 2.12 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP with 28 punchouts in 34 innings.

May 29, 2021 09:12 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Sharp in first win
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Bubic (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Twins, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.

A solo shot by Mitch Garver in the fourth inning was the only blemish on Bubic's line. The young southpaw tossed 98 pitches (59 strikes) while delivering his second quality start in three outings since moving into the rotation, and he'll carry a 1.52 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 22:14 K:BB through 29.2 innings into his next start.

May 23, 2021 09:56 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Decent in no-decision
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Bubic allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings versus Detroit on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.

The southpaw left the game on the hook for the loss after a shaky first inning, but Kansas City came back to win with a Carlos Santana walkoff home run. Bubic wasn't as sharp as he had been in his first start of the season last Tuesday, but he was reasonably effective. The 23-year-old has a 1.52 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB across 23.2 innings overall. He lines up to face the Twins next week.

May 20, 2021 06:40 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Impresses in first start of 2021
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Bubic threw six shutout innings Tuesday against the Brewers but was not involved in the decision. He allowed just one hit while walking two hitters and striking out four.

Bubic was brilliant in his first start of the season and had the Brewers' hitters fooled with his frequent usage of a fastball-changeup combination. He induced plenty of weak contact but unfortunately couldn't get the win, as the Royals weren't able to break a scoreless tie until the eighth inning. The 23-year-old now owns a 0.96 ERA and 14:9 K:BB over 18.2 innings and should figure to stick in the rotation for the time being after this impressive performance. His next start is projected to be early next week against the Rays.

May 17, 2021 06:36 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Gets another look in rotation
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Bubic is listed as the Royals' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Anne Rogers of reports.

Due to off days over the next two Mondays and Sunday, the Royals could have gotten by with a four-man rotation until May 29 in Minnesota, but manager Mike Matheny has instead decided to give Bubic a look as the No. 5 starter. He'll join the rotation as a replacement for Daniel Lynch, who was optioned to Triple-A Omaha after failing to escape the third inning in a May 13 loss to Detroit. Bubic worked behind Lynch in long relief that day, striking out six over five scoreless frames. Bubic tossed 80 pitches in that outing, so he should be relatively stretched out heading into what will be his first start in the big leagues this season.

May 14, 2021 01:24 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Tosses five scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bubic allowed three hits and four walks with six strikeouts over five scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Detroit.

Bubic has worked well in a long-relief role -- he hasn't allowed a run in his last 11.2 innings across three appearances. The southpaw has a 1.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB across 12.2 innings overall. Bubic has experience as a starter, but he's walking a few too many batters to be truly dominant. Nonetheless, he could be an option for a spot start should such a situation arise.

May 8, 2021 11:52 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Solid in long relief outing
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Bubic pitched 5.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and three walks with two strikeouts during Saturday's 9-1 loss to the White Sox.

Starter Daniel Lynch couldn't make it through the first inning, so Bubic was eventually called upon to fulfill a long-relief assignment. He did so admirably in the longest of his three appearances this season. The 23-year-old worked as a starter in 2020, posting a 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 50 innings. This year, he's at a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and four strikeouts in 7.2 innings. If Lynch is removed from the rotation, Bubic could be a candidate for the fifth starter job.

May 3, 2021 12:16 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Sloppy in season debut
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Bubic allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout over one inning in Sunday's 13-4 loss to Minnesota.

Bubic made his season debut Sunday, but Kansas City was outmatched in the game. The 23-year-old Bubic pitched to a 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 50 innings last season. He worked as a starter in 2020, but he's expected to fill a bullpen role for now.

May 2, 2021 01:08 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Recalled by Kansas City
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Bubic was recalled from the Royals' alternate training site Saturday.

Bubic was sent to the alternate training site in mid-March after he posted an 8.59 ERA and 2.45 WHIP in 7.1 innings this spring. The left-hander made 10 starts for Kansas City in 2020 and recorded a 4.32 ERA and 49:22 K:BB in 50 innings. While Bubic could fill in as a starter if Brady Singer (heel) misses time, he'll likely be available as a reliever in the immediate future.

March 19, 2021 01:08 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Sent to Triple-A
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Bubic was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

The 23-year-old was competing for a spot in Kansas City's starting rotation but will open the season in the minors. Bubic made his big-league debut for the Royals last season and had a 4.32 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 49:22 K:BB over 50.0 innings (10 starts).

September 25, 2020 12:32 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Takes no-decision
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Bubic did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win against Detroit, surrendering four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three across 4.2 innings.

Bubic was mainly hurt by the long ball, giving up a two-run home run to Willi Castro in the third inning, then a two-run blast to Miguel Cabrera in the fifth. The southpaw left the game with the score knotted, 4-4, and fortunately the Royals soon surged ahead for good. Bubic wraps up the regular season with a 1-6 record, 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 10 starts.

September 20, 2020 01:52 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Strikes out seven
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bubic (1-6) allowed one unearned run on one hit and four walks while striking out seven out to take the loss against the Brewers on Saturday.

Bubic was a tough-luck loser with the only run he allowed coming on a throwing error by Nicky Lopez. The only other downside to his outing was the four free passes, as only 59 of his 101 pitches found the strike zone. Bubic had shown better command of his pitches of late, walking only five batters across his last 17.1 frames prior to Saturday's start. Through 45.1 total innings, Bubic has maintained a 3.97 ERA with a 44:19 K:BB. He'll make the final start of his rookie campaign Thursday against Detroit.

September 17, 2020 11:36 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Start pushed to Saturday
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Bubic will start Saturday's game against the Brewers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Danny Duffy (disciplinary reasons) will rejoin the rotation for Friday's series opener, pushing Bubic back to Saturday. The 23-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 37:15 K:BB through 40 innings during his first year in the majors.

September 16, 2020 11:32 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Starting Friday
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Bubic will start Friday in Milwaukee, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Danny Duffy (disciplinary reasons) keeps getting pushed back, so Bubic will get the ball Friday. This will be his penultimate start of the year, with his final turn coming next week against the Cardinals.

September 12, 2020 09:40 AM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Logs first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bubic (1-5) tossed five innings of one-run baseball on Friday, allowing six hits and walking two during the Royals 4-3 win over the Pirates. He struck out six.

Bubic picked up his first MLB win and increased the Royals' win streak to four. A bonafide top-10 prospect from the Royals' system, Bubic has begun to find a rhythm, allowing fewer than three runs and lasting at least five innings in three consecutive starts.

September 6, 2020 05:36 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Remains winless in 2020
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Bubic (0-5) allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out four across seven innings in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.

Things got ugly early for Bubic when Jose Abreu took him deep in the first inning for a quick 2-0 White Sox lead. He later would serve up his second home run of the game in the fifth after Maikel Franco extended the inning with a throwing error, leading to Yasmani Grandal's fifth long ball of the season the very next batter. Despite giving up the two home runs, Bubic lasted a career-best seven innings while throwing 74 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The southpaw is set to take the mound Friday in a favorable matchup against the Pirates.

August 31, 2020 04:04 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Strikes out eight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bubic allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight across 5.1 innings Sunday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

Bubic racked up a career-best strikeout total, generating 15 called strikes and 17 swinging strikes on 106 total pitches. He gave up one run in the second and third innings but rebounded to turn in the solid outing. Bubic has now surrendered two earned runs in four of his six starts this season, though he has struggled to pitch deep into games. As a result, he has a 5.46 ERA with a 27:12 K:BB across 28 frames. He's in line to draw his next start Friday in a rematch against the White Sox.

August 23, 2020 10:24 PM
Royals' Kris Bubic: Allows four runs in loss
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Bubic (0-4) took the loss Sunday against the Twins, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks across 3.1 innings pitched. He did not record a strikeout.

Bubic has now been the losing pitcher in four of his five starts to start his big-league career. The Twins jumped on him for two runs in the first and added two more in the third. The left-hander will carry a 5.96 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled to come Saturday against the White Sox.

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