Mize didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 6-5 win over Boston in 10 innings after limiting the Red Sox to one run on three hits and four walks over six frames. He struck out three in the 95-pitch outing.
With only eight swinging strikes on the night, Mize didn't overpower Boston, but limiting one of MLB's most potent offenses to three base hits has to count as a win for the 24-year-old. The free passes remain a concern, however; Mize has now issued at least three walks in each of his last three starts.
Mize (1-3) was charged with the loss Thursday against the White Sox after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six batters across six innings.
A lack of run support ultimately handed Mize the loss after the 23-year-old turned in a strong performance. Mize looked sharp early on, blanking the White Sox through the first four frames. The right-hander stumbled in the fifth inning, surrendering all three of his runs by loading the bases on a walk and a pair of singles before a run came in on a groundout by Billy Hamilton, followed by a two-run single by Leury Garcia. Unfazed, Mize answered back in the sixth inning; he worked around a leadoff double by retiring the next three batters, sending the final two down on strikes. Mize will carry a 5.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into his next projected start Tuesday at Fenway Park.
Mize won't pitch Wednesday against the White Sox since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The game will be made up via a straight doubleheader Thursday. According to Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press, Mize will start Game 1 while Matthew Boyd takes the mound for Game 2.
Mize (1-2) allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout in 4.2 innings in a loss to the Royals on Friday.
Mize allowed solo shots to Andrew Benintendi in the second inning and Ryan O'Hearn in the fourth. In the fifth, Mize got into trouble and was lifted for reliever Tyler Alexander. It's been a bit of a rough start to 2021 for Mize who has a 5.23 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 14:7 K:BB across 20.2 innings. He's given up 11 runs in his last two starts. The right-hander is expected to face the White Sox on Wednesday in his next start.
Mize is averaging 95.2 mph with his fastball so far this season and has added more velocity than any pitcher in the league to date, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize averaged 93.7 mph on his fastball last year, and no pitcher in the majors has made as big of a jump in the early going this season. The improved fastball has helped the 23-year-old get off to a solid start, as he's recorded a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13 strikeouts through his first three appearances (16 innings pitched). The former No. 1 overall pick should continue to improve, and he's an intriguing fantasy player, particularly in dynasty formats.
Mize (1-1) took the loss against Oakland on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out four.
Mize gave up only seven hits in the contest, but four went for extra bases and three left the yard. The right-hander didn't walk anybody but hit two batters while throwing 63 of 95 pitches for strikes. Mize entered the outing having given up just one run over 11 innings, so his ERA still stands at a solid 3.38 despite Saturday's rough start. His next opportunity to take the mound will come at home against Kansas City on Friday.
Mize (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks over seven scoreless in a win over the Astros on Monday. He struck out five.
The 23-year-old outpitched 37-year-old Zack Greinke by a wide margin, blanking one of the American League's top offenses over seven. Mize only induced six swinging strikes on 89 pitches, but he has added a couple ticks to his fastball this season and the arrow is trending upward after this performance. He will look to keep it going this weekend in Oakland.
Mize gave up one run on five hits and two walks over four innings during Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Twins. He had four strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The 23-year-old wasn't particularly efficient, as he needed 82 pitches to record 12 outs, but he limited the damage by surrendering only one extra-base hit. Mize should continue building up his pitch count as the season progresses, and he'll make his next start at Houston on Monday.
Mize allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk across 4.2 innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. He struck out six.
It was a mostly positive final spring start for Mize, who wraps up the exhibition slate with a 7.23 ERA across 18.2 innings. Despite the struggles, the 23-year-old was able to earn an Opening Day rotation spot, and he has the talent and pedigree to take a step forward in his second MLB season. Mize is lined up to face the Twins on April 6 in his first start of the regular season.
Mize has officially won a spot in the Tigers' rotation, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mize didn't look particularly impressive in his seven-start debut last season, struggling to a 6.99 ERA while striking out a modest 19.5 percent of opposing batters and walking 9.8 percent. That shouldn't put too big of a dent in the excitement surrounding the 2018 first overall pick, though it does give reason to think he may not live up to his considerable potential right away. Michael Fulmer will open the season in the bullpen to clear a rotation spot for Mize.
Mize allowed two runs across four innings in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. He gave up five hits while striking out nine.
Mize had allowed 11 earned runs over his previous two spring outings, so this was a welcome change of pace, and the nine strikeouts point to the righty's considerable upside. The 23-year-old still has a high 8.36 ERA in Grapefruit League play, but he's in the mix for an Opening Day rotation spot and definitely has the talent to turn some heads this season, though he may struggle with consistency in only his second taste of the majors.
Mize allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk across 3.2 innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. He struck out five.
The five strikeouts are about the only silver lining here, as Mize otherwise had another poor performance after allowing six runs in his previous start, and his spring ERA is up to 9.90. The 23-year-old should still have a bright future in the majors, but he might benefit from starting the season at Triple-A and building up some confidence first.
Mize pitched two scoreless innings in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Pirates. He walked three and struck out three.
Mize didn't have great control, but he made up for it with the three strikeouts and generally looked sharp on the mound. The 23-year-old endured some rough patches in his MLB debut last season, registering a 6.99 ERA across seven starts, but the talent is certainly there for him to take a big step forward this year.
Mize will be in competition for a rotation spot come spring training, according to executive vice president of baseball operations Al Avila, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The highly touted right-hander's MLB career got off to a somewhat underwhelming start in 2020, as he allowed seven homers while posting a 6.99 ERA across 28.1 innings. While the Tigers are certainly hoping Mize does enough this spring to crack the Opening Day roster, Avila's comments indicate that he is far from guaranteed to break camp with the big club.
Mize (0-3) allowed six runs on five hits across 4.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Twins. He walked two and struck out four.
Making his third appearance against Minnesota this year, Mize wasn't particularly effective, and he was touched for two home runs for the second straight start. The 23-year-old tossed a season-high 89 pitches in what could be the last outing of his debut campaign, unless the Tigers end up playing a doubleheader against St. Louis on Monday. Mize underwhelmed with a 6.99 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 28.1 innings, but the former No. 1 overall draft pick remains an important part of Detroit's future and could take a step forward in 2021.
Mize (0-2) allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one across 3.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against Cleveland.
Mize surrendered two home runs to Jose Ramirez, accounting for all three of his earned runs. He also battled his control throughout the outing, starting only seven of the 19 batters he faced with a strike and finding the zone on 41 of his 79 total pitches. It's been a disappointing debut for Mize, as he has worked at least five innings in only one of his first six starts. Overall, he has a 6.08 ERA with a 22:11 K:BB across 23.2 frames. He's currently projected to take his last turn through the rotation Wednesday at Minnesota.
Mize allowed two earned runs across 5.1 innings and did not factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox. He gave up just one hit and two walks, while striking out five.
This was the best start of Mize's young career, as he pitched into the sixth inning for the first time in his debut season. The 23-year-old was also impressive in allowing just a single hit to a strong Chicago lineup. Mize has shown good stuff since arriving in the majors, but as is the case with many young pitchers, consistency and lasting longer into games have been issues. He'll look to build some momentum and pitch well again in his next start, which is scheduled for Thursday against Cleveland.
Mize allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings Sunday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Mize retired the first six batters he faced, striking out two. However, he labored from there and surrendered multiple earned runs in the third frame. Mize has shown glimpses of promise in each of his four starts in the majors but has yet to work more than 4.1 innings and has surrendered multiple runs on each occasion. Mize is currently projected to take the mound again Friday against the White Sox.
Mize allowed two earned runs across three innings and did not factor into the decision in Sunday's win over the Twins. He gave up two hits and two walks while striking out four.
Making his third MLB start, Mize continued a trend of not going very deep into the game. The 23-year-old has maxed out at 4.1 innings and has yet to throw 80 pitches in an outing, though the 67 he threw Sunday were actually the fewest he's recorded in his brief career. The Tigers are clearly being cautious with their prized prospect and not pushing him too hard in his first MLB season, which caps Mize's fantasy potential in the short term. He lines up to face the Twins again Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Mize (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) across 3.1 innings to take the loss Monday against the Cubs. He gave up five hits and two walks, while striking out two.
Making his second MLB start, Mize struggled against a tough Chicago lineup. He struck out just two hitters, down from the seven strikeouts he recorded in his debut, and needed 76 pitches (44 strikes) to retire 10 batters. Detroit figures to be cautious with its prized prospect, as Mize has yet to reach 80 pitches in a game, but should keep trotting him out there every five days to let him build confidence in the majors. The 23-year-old is lined up to face Minnesota in his next start Saturday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ BOS||W 6-5||6.0||3||1||4||3|
|04/29||@ CHW||L 1-3||1||6.0||4||3||3||6|
|04/23||vs KC||L 2-6||1||4.2||7||6||3||1|
|04/17||@ OAK||L 0-7||1||5.0||7||5||0||4|
|04/12||@ HOU||W 6-2||1||7.0||4||0||2||5|
|04/06||vs MIN||W 4-3||4.0||5||1||2||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2018||ROK-GCL Tigers West||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||1||0||0.00||0.500|
|2018||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||11.2||4||4||0||0||1||0||10||2||13||4.82||1.339|
|2019||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||30.2||6||6||0||2||0||0||30||5||11||0.89||0.530|