Kim didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Marlins despite tossing six innings with just one run allowed. He gave up three hits and five walks while fanning six.
The southpaw made his first start since June 4 and while he delivered good results, he was far from composed -- he only tossed 49 of his 102 pitches for strikes and the five walks represent a season-worst mark as well. Kim owns a 3.72 ERA on the season and is scheduled to make his next start during the weekend against the Braves on the road.
The Cardinals list Kim (back) as their probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, an indication he'll be reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of the contest, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim checked out fine Sunday following a bullpen session, the final test of his health as he works his way back from lower-back soreness. The southpaw will be returning from the IL in the minimum 10 days, so he shouldn't face any major restrictions with his pitch count while making his first start since June 4.
The Cardinals are expected to activate Kim (back) from the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim threw a successful bullpen session Sunday, which seemingly assuaged any lingering concern the Cardinals might have had about his health since he was placed on the IL on June 5 with lower-back soreness. Given that he's on track to return from the IL in the minimum amount of time, Kim likely won't face significant restrictions with his pitch count if he indeed gets the starting nod Tuesday. Prior to landing on the shelf, Kim posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 in nine starts.
Kim (back) is set to throw another bullpen session Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
The left-hander apparently came out of Friday's side session without issue and will therefore take the next step in his recovery Sunday. If Kim's back remains loose, there's presumably a chance that he's activated from the injured list as soon as Tuesday, when he could start the Cardinals' game that day against the Marlins.
Kim (back) will throw a side session Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim hit the injured list with lower-back tightness Saturday, but the Cardinals didn't seem too concerned about a long absence for the lefty. That remains the case, as he's expected back sooner rather than later and won't need a rehab assignment. Exactly when the team expects to activate him remains unclear, however.
Kim (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim left Friday's start against the Reds due to lower back tightness, and the issue is similar to the one that forced him to miss time earlier in the season. Although manager Mike Shildt is optimistic that the southpaw's current injury isn't as severe as his previous issue, it's not yet clear when he'll be cleared to return.
Kim (back) will receive further treatment before the Cardinals determine his status for his next start, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Kim was removed from Friday's game against the Reds with lower back tightness, and the issue is believed to be similar to the one that forced him to spend time on the injured list earlier in the year. However, manager Mike Shildt is optimistic that the southpaw's current injury isn't as severe as the one he dealt with to begin the season.
Kim left Friday's game against the Reds with lower back tightness, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim was removed from the game while warming up ahead of the fourth inning. Prior to his departure, the southpaw allowed three runs on two hits and no walks while striking out three in three innings. It's not clear whether his injury will force him to miss his next turn through the rotation.
Kim (1-3) allowed four earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out one across five innings, taking the loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Kim allowed three extra-base hits, including a solo home run to Ketel Marte in the third inning. This was Kim's worst start of the season, as he surrendered a season-high nine hits and four runs while striking out just one. The 32-year-old has a 3.65 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 37 innings. He has a 8.0 K/9. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Reds.
Kim (1-2) was tagged with the loss Monday against the White Sox after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five across 5.2 innings.
Kim fell just one out short of recording what would've been his first quality start of the season, and it's worth noting that the left-hander has yet to complete six innings in any of his outings this season. He has yet to give up more than three runs in seven appearances, though, and he will carry a 3.09 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Saturday against the Diamondbacks on the road.
Kim (1-1) went 3.1 innings Sunday, allowing four runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in a 5-3 loss to San Diego. He took his first loss of the season.
Kim was rolling through three innings but ran into trouble in the fourth after a Manny Machado error and a single with three walks before being removed. He's now allowed a single earned run in each of his last five starts -- St. Louis had won all of his starts before Sunday.
Kim allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out six across 5.1 innings Tuesday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Kim turned in one of his longer starts of the season, and he continued his strong run of results. He surrendered four doubles in the outing, which forced him to work out of trouble in several different innings. He did so effectively thanks to his six strikeouts, and he has now allowed only four earned runs across his last 20 innings of work. Kim projects to take his next turn through the rotation Sunday at San Diego.
Kim allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out two across four innings in the win on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
Wednesday was Kim's third straight start allowing a single run. Kim had the bases loaded with no outs in the fourth inning, but he surrendered just one run and struck out the final two batters. This was his first start issuing multiple walks, giving him a total of four walks this season compared to 18 strikeouts. The 32-year-old has a 3.06 ERA in 17.2 innings.
Kim allowed one run on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Thursday. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.
The lefty more than held his own opposite Aaron Nola; Kim was actually in line to beat Nola before Giovanny Gallegos briefly lost the lead in the seventh inning. Kim induced 10 swinging strikes on 84 pitches and now has 16 strikeouts in 13.2 innings this season, so his strikeout rate is way up from 2020 even after his recent back injury. The Mets come to town next week.
Kim (1-0) earned the win Friday versus Cincinnati, hurling 5.2 innings and allowing one run on five hits and eight strikeouts. He did not walk a batter.
Kim was excellent in the victory, throwing 53 of 85 pitches for strikes and racking up 15 swings-and-misses. He held the Reds scoreless until the sixth inning, when Nick Castellanos touched him up for a solo home run to start the frame. Through two starts, Kim has allowed four runs across 8.2 innings while posting a 12:1 K:BB. His next start will come at home against Philadelphia on Thursday.
Kim allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while fanning four across three innings Saturday against the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision.
Kim was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Saturday's start, and while the veteran left-hander was unable to pitch past the third, it's fair to say the Cardinals are being cautious with him -- he only tossed 68 pitches (42 strikes) before departing the contest. The 32-year-old left-hander finished the 2020 MLB regular season with a sparkling 1.62 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP and a 24:12 K:BB over 39 frames..
Kim (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Saturday's start against the Phillies.
Kim will make his season debut against Philadelphia after he missed the start of the year due to back issues that surfaced in mid March. Manager Mike Shildt has said that Kim is at full strength heading into Saturday's start. Kim threw 86 pitches in a simulated game at the team's alternate training site Sunday and should be near a normal workload against the Phillies on Saturday.
Kim (back) is considered a "full go" for his first start of the season Saturday against the Phillies, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
Manager Mike Shildt reported Friday that Kim's Thursday bullpen session went very well and added he would not have put the veteran in the rotation yet if he and his staff felt the left-hander wasn't at full strength. Kim threw just under 90 pitches last Sunday in a simulated game at the alternate training site, which, when coupled with Shildt's evaluation of Thursday's throwing session, supports the notion the 32-year-old could be set for close to a normal workload versus Philadelphia.
Kim (back) will make his season debut Saturday against the Phillies, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim developed back issues in mid-March and will wind up missing just over two weeks. He threw 86 pitches at the team's alternate training site Sunday, so he should be ready to handle a full workload in his season debut. His return will push Daniel Ponce de Leon back to the bullpen.
Kim (back) threw 86 pitches in a simulated game at the Cardinals' alternate training site Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Kim felt good after his large workload Sunday, and his throwing session was likely his last hurdle prior to making his season debut. Manager Mike Shildt didn't announce exactly which day Kim will return to game action, but the southpaw's 2021 debut appears to be imminent.
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