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Pablo Lopez worked seven innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers, allowing only one run on three hits and no walks while racking up 11 strikeouts.
Lopez was outstanding in a pitcher's duel with defending N.L. Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes on Friday night, recording the first double-digit strikeout game of his career while limiting the Brewers to just a sngle run. Lopez has been one of the top hurlers in the league over the first several weeks of the season. He will carry a 1.05 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 28.4 K% into a matchup with the Nationals on Wednesday.
Pablo Lopez lasted 4 2/3 innings in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
This was easily the weakest outing of the year for Lopez to this point, as it raised his ERA to a still outstadning 1.61. It was not all bad for fantasy purposes given Lopez's seven strikeouts on the night. There is no need for concern here. Lopez found the zone with 66-of-97 pitches and produced an 18.6-percent swinging strike rate in this one. The Marlins righty will look to rebound Saturday in San Diego.
Pablo Lopez pitched six shutout innings against the Nationals on Wednesday, giving up just one hit and a walk. He struck out six and earned the win, moving to 3-0.
Lopez took back the ERA crown from Logan Gilbert with his six shutout innings, lowering his ERA to a silly 0.39. Lopez didn't even have his best stuff against the Nationals, as he got just nine whiffs and had a respectable, but not dominant, 30% CSW rate. Instead, he just induced plenty of ground balls and weak contact, allowing just two hard-hit balls all night. There will be regression at some point but if you were wondering what a true breakout looks like, Lopez is showing you. He will take on the Diamondbacks next.
Pablo Lopez pitched seven shutout innings on Thursday against the Cardinals, allowing just three hits while striking out 10. He earned the win, moving to 2-0.
You can't find enough superlatives to describe Lopez's performance this year, as he lowered his now league-leading ERA to 0.52. He had 15 whiffs on Thursday with a 35% CSW rate, and looked to still be getting stronger even as his pitch count grew, as he struck out three of the last four batters he faced. The shoulder troubles that plagued him last year appear to be a thing of the past, and he's pitching with confidence and as well as he ever has. He's a must-start option going forward, including in his next start against the Nationals.
Pablo Lopez threw 5.1 innings, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out two. He earned the win as the Marlins went on to win 7-1 over the Phillies.
The 26-year-old right-hander pitched quite well for the second game in a row. In 10.1 innings this season, he has given up only one run and collected eight strikeouts. If you have your sights set on a trade for him, his market value should only continue to get higher.