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Mitch Keller (1-1) earned the win Saturday against the Cubs. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk across five innings, while striking out seven.
Keller was roughed up by the Cubs in his first outing of the year, but was able to exact his revenge on Saturday. Keller looked composed on the mound, which is a welcome sign after a dreadful spring. He'll take on the Padres next week.
Mitch Keller (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. He struck out four.
Keller garnered a bit of hype heading into the season, but stumbled out of the gates. His struggles came mostly due to lack of command, so he'll try to get back in control next time. He lines up to face the Cubs again next week.
Mitch Keller allowed one run on no hits and eight walks while striking out three over five innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Indians. He did not factor into the decision.
Keller posted an odd stat line in Friday's no-decision. He didn't allow a hit but walked eight batters. He yielded one run when the Indians scored on a Carlos Santana double-play in the first frame. Keller has not allowed a hit in his last 11 innings pitched. The right-hander finishes 2020 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 16:18 K:BB over 21 2/3 innings. Keller will compete for a spot in the rotation in 2021.
Pirates RHP Mitch Keller will make his final regular season start on Friday against the Indians.
Keller was fantastic on Saturday against the Cardinals, throwing six hitless innings while striking out six. He's certainly in the streaming consideration pool for championship matchups this week.
Mitch Keller allowed no hits and two walks while striking out six over six scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision.
Keller threw a total of 84 pitches and was removed from the game after tossing six no-hit innings on Saturday. The Pirates decided to save his arm at the expense of a no-hitter. Keller owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 13 strikeouts over 16 2/3 innings in 2020. The right-hander will look to keep the momentum going in Friday's start against the Indians.