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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Struggles against Nats

Keller allowed five earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings Wednesday against the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision. Keller particularly struggled through the first two innings of the outing, allowing three earned runs as well as seven hits and two walks. Though he rebounded a bit from there, he wasn't able to work deep enough into the game to overcome his poor start. Keller had maintained a 2.96 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across his previous four outings, though he still owns a subpar 5.14 ERA across 70 frames on the season.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Turns in quality start

Keller allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks over six innings in Sunday's win over the Giants. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision. After coughing up a pair of runs in the first inning, Keller fired five scoreless frames to produce another solid performance. He retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faced, including a streak of 10 at one point. Since rejoining the rotation against the Dodgers on May 31, Keller has turned in four straight starts of at least five innings and fewer than three runs, and he's sporting a 18:11 K:BB and a 2.42 ERA during that stretch. The 26-year-old righty is expected to start in Tampa Bay next week.
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Pirates vs. Cardinals prediction and odds for Mon., 6/13: Mitch Keller revival is real

The Pittsburgh Pirates will take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in a battle between two NL Central squads. Both teams come into this one off of a loss, but that’s really where the similarities stop. Pittsburgh (24-34) has lost six straight and is in danger of finding its way back to the basement in the NL Central. St. Louis (34-27) bounced back from a sweep at the hands of Tampa Bay to win its series with Cincinnati and has overtaken the Milwaukee Brewers atop the division.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Allows two runs

Keller yielded two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings in Monday's loss to St. Louis. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. Keller got through five shutout frames before running into trouble in the sixth inning. He was yanked after putting two Cardinals on base and was charged with both runs while Anthony Banda was on the mound. The 26-year-old righty has now gone five straight appearances without giving up more than two runs, lowering his season ERA from 6.61 to 5.07 during that stretch. Keller is lined up to face the Giants at home this weekend.
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Is it Time to Gain Faith in Mitch Keller?

The Pittsburgh Pirates desperately need their pitching staff to take a step forward. One of those arms could be on his way. It has been a long time since Mitch Keller was rated as one of the top 50 prospects in Baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have not seen the results that one would want from a former top prospect. Then again, there is a difference between being serviceable, good, or flat-out bad. Keller, for most of his career, has been bad.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Delivers quality start

Keller didn't factor in the decision during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Detroit after giving up one run on four hits over six innings. He had seven strikeouts and two walks. It was arguably the right-hander's best start of the campaign, as it's only the second time through 11 outings he's been able to complete six frames. Keller has pitched better of late with a 2.64 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB across his past four starts, but he still has a 5.26 ERA for the season. He tentatively lines up to face the Cardinals early next week.
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Interleague action at PNC Park continues on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Detroit Lions in the finale of a short two-game series. It sounds weird to say but the Pirates have looked great over the last week with a 6-1 record in the seven games leading into this series. Among those wins was a three-game sweep of the very dangerous Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Gets start at Dodger Stadium

Pirates manager Derek Shelton confirmed Keller will start Tuesday's game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. After turning in a 6.61 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across his first seven starts of the season, Keller has been deployed in long relief in his most recent two appearances. Though he fared much better in that capacity -- he struck out six and allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings -- the Pirates will plug Keller back into the rotation this week. Following Tuesday's game, the Pirates will have off days Thursday and Monday, so the Pirates could look to reorder their rotation and push Keller to the back of their pitching schedule. Keller could change those plans, however, if he's able to keep the powerful Dodgers offense at bay.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Shaky in win

Keller (2-5) earned the win Tuesday versus the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on two hits and five walks with five strikeouts in five innings. The damage on Keller's line came in the form of a two-run home run by Trea Turner, but he was able to pitch around a lack of command. This was one of Keller's more effective starts this season, but he's pitched more productively out of the bullpen. The right-hander has a 5.77 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 37:20 K:BB through 43.2 innings across 10 outings (eight starts). It's unclear if Tuesday's start will earn him another turn through the rotation, but off days Thursday and Monday mean the Pirates won't need a fifth starter until some time next week.
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Pirates' Mitch Keller: Makes another relief appearance

Keller allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out two across 3.1 innings Wednesday against the Rockies. Keller entered the game in the fourth inning after Zach Thompson was hit hard to begin the game. It was the second consecutive appearance out of the bullpen for Keller, and he's allowed two earned runs across five innings while posting a 6:3 K:BB. The Pirates have a day off Thursday, so it appears that the team opted to skip Keller's turn through the rotation. However, without another rest for six games, Keller is likely to return to the rotation at some point during the Pittsburgh's series against the Dodgers.
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