SP,RP - BAL
Orioles SP Jorge Lopez was placed on the Bereavement List on Tuesday.
It is unknown how much time Lopez will miss, as it has been different for every player in the past. The right-hander has been solid out of the bullpen for Baltimore this season, boasting a 1.13 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 16 innings. When he does return, he should slide back into his role as the No. 1 option in the bullpen.
Orioles reliever Jorge Lopez allowed two runs on two hits during Sunday's game against the Royals. He also surrendered one walk while earning the loss. Baltimore fell to Kansas City by a score of 6-4.
Lopez has been quite successful this season, going 3-2 with a 1.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, .170 OBA, four saves, 9.00 K/9, and 4.20 BB/9. Thus, Sunday's blown save was out of the ordinary. He still has fantasy upside as Baltimore's go-to option out of the bullpen late in games.
Orioles reliever Jorge Lopez pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief against the Twins on Thursday. He preserved a 3-3 tie, then earned the win as Baltimore pulled ahead in the bottom of the eighth and defeated Minnesota by a score of 5-3.
Lopez was responsible for one hit and one strikeout. This season, he is 3-1 with an impressive 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and .149 OBA. He also has 15 strikeouts, six walks, and four saves to his name. As the Orioles' go-to option in later innings, Lopez has established himself as a player with legitimate fantasy intrigue.
Orioles reliever Jorge Lopez threw two impressive innings against the Red Sox on Saturday evening. He allowed zero runs, zero hits, and just one walk while striking out one batter. The right-hander preserved a 1-1 tie so that Baltimore had time to mount a walk-off win in extra innings. Lopez was credited with the victory as the Orioles edged out the Red Sox, 2-1.
Lopez is now 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, .154 OBA, 11.12 K/9, and 4.76 BB/9. He is the Orioles' most trustworthy option in later innings and has emerged as a viable waiver wire option in fantasy leagues.
Orioles closer Jorge Lopez allowed just one hit while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday. He struck out two batters and earned the save as Baltimore ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 5-4.
Lopez has allowed just two runs through nine innings while issuing four walks and striking out 13 batters. He has managed to earn the save in four of the Orioles' six victories this season.