SP - KC
Brad Keller (1-1) allowed one run on four hits and one walk and struck out five over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win during Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over the Angels.
Keller was solid in his first win of the season, limiting the Angels to one run over six innings. He threw 94 pitches, landing 62 for strikes. The 25-year-old bounced back Wednesday after surrendering 10 runs in his previous two starts. Keller owns a 9.58 ERA, 2.42 WHIP, and eight strikeouts across 10 1/3 innings in 2021. The right-hander will look to build on Wednesday’s performance in his next start scheduled for Monday, home against the Rays.
Brad Keller (0-1) allowed four runs and three walks on six hits while striking out three across three 1/3 innings during Thursday’s 6-0 loss to the White Sox. He picked up his first loss of the season.
Keller surrendered two long balls and lasted just three 1/3 innings during Thursday’s loss to the White Sox. He served back-to-back homers to Yoan Moncada and Yermin Mercedes in the bottom of the first inning. The right-hander threw 69 pitches, landing 37 for strikes. Keller has been abysmal to start the 2021 campaign, owning a whopping 19.29 ERA and 4.29 WHIP across four 2/3 innings. Keller will look for better results Wednesday against the Angels.
Brad Keller allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out none across one 1/3 innings in Thursday’s 14-10 win over the Rangers.
The Royals named Keller the Opening Day starter, but he was lit up in his first start of the 2021 campaign. He yielded five runs in the first and another run in the top of the second before getting the quick hook. Keller was solid in 2020, owning a 2.47 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 95:46 K: BB across 54 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old will look for better results Wednesday when the Royals visit Cleveland.
The Royals announced RHP Brad Keller will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Mike Minor, Brady Singer, and Danny Duffy will be the next three in line for Kansas City. Keller posted a 2.47 ERA last season but averaged well under a strikeout per inning.
Brad Keller told reporters on Sunday that he feels more confident throwing and executing his changeup heading into the 2021 season.
Keller told reporters that he was forced to throw the changeup last season and was encouraged by the results. Now, he feels more confident in the pitch heading into this season. The 25-year-old registered a 2.47 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched in the 2020 season.