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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Danny Duffy allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.
Duffy and Ricky Nolasco were locked in a pitcher's duel, naturally, that kept Duffy from earning his ninth win. The southpaw gave up four hits and walked two in the outing and actually left in line for the loss before Alex Gordon's walk-off home run. As it is, Duffy remains 8-11 with a 2.47 ERA and 1.07 WHIP heading into Sunday's start against the Indians. Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

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Danny Duffy was charged with five runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Duffy was cruising along nicely until Christian Colon committed an error with two outs in the sixth. The next two hitters went on to reach and then Matt McBride launched a grand slam, sending Duffy and the Royals to a defeat. Duffy did stay in afterwards and retired the final four hitters he faced. Since all of the runs from the slam were unearned, his ERA dropped to 2.53.
Aug 20 - 11:48 PM

Danny Duffy improved to 8-10 on the year after giving up three runs (two earned) over 5 1/3 innings in a 6-5 win over the Twins on Friday.

Duffy has now won three consecutive starts. The young southpaw surrendered six hits and no walks to go along with one strikeout. He was pulled after throwing just 79 pitches, as Royals manager Ned Yost apparently sensed that he was wearing down. Duffy now holds an impressive 2.60 ERA through 19 starts and six relief appearances this season. He'll face the Rockies in Colorado next time out.
Aug 16 - 1:44 AM

Danny Duffy allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Giants on Sunday.

Duffy held the Giants to one run through six innings before losing steam in the seventh. The start was the first time he's allowed more than one run since July 6. Even with the less than impressive final line, the win moved him to 7-10 and he owns a 2.57 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 115 2/3 innings this season. Duffy will seek to continue his strong season Friday at the Twins.
Aug 10 - 7:10 PM

Danny Duffy struck out seven and limited the Diamondbacks to three hits and one run over five innings on Tuesday.

Duffy was the beneficiary of twelve runs scored. If we're to nitpick the seven strikeout, three-hit effort, Duffy had already thrown 94 pitches by the time the fifth inning had ended and he did not return to the game to start the sixth. The truncated start dropped his ERA to 2.39. Duffy has been the model of consistency for the Royals, having posted only one month with an ERA over 3.00 (a 4.00 ERA May). Opposing hitters are scraping along at a paltry .203 BAA when facing the lefty. He'll try to keep it going next time out against the Giants.
Aug 6 - 12:51 AM

Danny Duffy pitched around six walks to hold the Twins to one run in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

That's largely because the Twins made three outs on the basepaths, with Eduardo Nunez getting picked off second by Salvador Perez, Sam Fuld getting picked off first by Duffy and Brian Dozier getting thrown out at home after trying to score on an errant throw. If the Twins hadn't done Duffy so many favors, there's a good chance they would have won tonight.
Jul 30 - 11:45 PM

Danny Duffy tossed seven shutout innings, but took a no-decision as the Royals needed 14 innings to earn victory from the Indians on Thursday.

Duffy had the misfortune of going up against Corey Kluber, who was on point all night long. Nevertheless, Duffy nearly outmatched the Indians' right-hander, relenting only two hits and two walks while striking out seven. Duffy has been great since moving into the rotation in May, sporting a 2.50 ERA as a starter. On the season overall, including his six relief appearances, he has a 2.47 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and a 76/34 K/BB ratio. Duffy will take the hill against the Twins at home in his next start.
Jul 25 - 12:42 AM

Danny Duffy allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over 6 2/3 innings but the Royals lost to the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Kansas City's offense provided only one run of support for Duffy, whose only major blemish was a Mike Napoli go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Duffy has a cool 2.66 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season. He'll face the Indians at home next week.
Jul 19 - 9:54 PM

Danny Duffy pitched well in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his six innings.

Duffy piled up six strikeouts on the evening without issuing a walk, allowing just single runs in the first and third inning. He’s been outstanding through the first half of the season, compiling a 2.87 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 67/29 K/BB ratio over his 84 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:11 PM

Danny Duffy struck out six over six innings but allowed four runs on 10 hits in a loss to the Indians Sunday.

The Tribe got to Duffy with the longball in the second inning, as Carlos Santana hit a solo shot and Yan Gomes blasted a two-run bomb. He was pretty good aside from that frame, but it was all the run support Corey Kluber and the bullpen needed. Duffy had allowed just four runs over his previous four starts and still boasts a 2.86 ERA. He'll get the Tigers at home in his final start of the first half.
Jul 6 - 4:25 PM

Danny Duffy held the Twins to one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings in a victory Monday.

Duffy was coming off a pair of losses in which he allowed a total of three runs, so some run support was welcome tonight. The Royals ended up scoring three times while he was in the game and three more times after he left, allowing him to move to 5-7 with a 2.60 ERA.
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

Danny Duffy walked four and gave up four hits but yielded only one run over six innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

The first batter of the game, Justin Turner, led off with a triple and scored two batters later, but Duffy kept the Dodgers' lineup under wraps for the rest of his time. Unfortunately for Duffy he was opposed by Clayton Kershaw, who held the Royals scoreless. Even so, it was another quality start for Duffy, who's turned in four such performances in his last five starts. Duffy will carry a stellar 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into next week's meeting with the Twins.
Jun 24 - 11:18 PM

Danny Duffy allowed two earned runs over seven innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

Duffy was sharp -- yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out five -- but he got only one run of support from the Kansas City offense as the Royals snapped a 10-game winning streak. Duffy will carry a 2.80 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into his next outing at home against the Dodgers. He's a must-own right now in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 19 - 3:37 PM

Danny Duffy fired seven scoreless innings in a 9-1 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Duffy was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk while matching a career-high with nine strikeouts. The southpaw has been erratic with his control at times since joining the rotation in early May, but starts like today show his upside. He'll face an important test in his next start when he takes on the AL Central-leading Tigers in Detroit.
Jun 14 - 5:43 PM

Danny Duffy held the Cardinals to just one hit while striking out five over six scoreless innings in a 6-0 victory Monday.

Matt Holliday singled with two out in the first inning and he walked with one out in the fourth, but that's all the Cards could muster against the tough left-hander. Duffy had thrown just 85 pitches through six, but Royals manager Ned Yost elected to pinch-hit for him in the seventh as the club tried to tack on more runs. The southpaw has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his six starts. He'll get the Yankees this weekend.
Jun 2 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Billy Butler
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Jayson Nix
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Michael Mariot
9Luke Hochevar