|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||11.00||12.00||0.00||4.35||1.41||108.00||60.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 6.0||1||0|| 4.50||0||0||6|
|vs LHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 6.63||0||7||11|
|vs RHB|| 17.0||0||0|| 4.24||0||6||15|
|05/21/2013||Emilio Bonifacio, 2B TOR|
Joe Nathan, RP TEX
|Luis Mendoza, SP KC|
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|05/19/2013||Johnny Cueto, SP CIN||Luis Mendoza, SP KC|
|05/16/2013||Luis Mendoza, SP KC|
Daniel Nava, RF BOS
Peter Bourjos, CF LAA
|Michael Bourn, CF CLE|
|Last 10 Games|
|Luis Mendoza settles for no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza turned in a solid performance but did not factor into the decision Sunday afternoon against the Athletics.
Mendoza, who made his sixth start of the season, allowed a run-scoring single to Jed Lowrie in the fifth and allowed two sacrifice flies. He was charged with three runs and eight hits over six innings of work. He struck out four and did not issue a walk in a 4-3 defeat.
Mendoza is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Angels. He is 0-1 with a whopping 12.10 ERA in two starts at home.
|Luis Mendoza earns first win|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza picked up his first win thanks to plenty of run support in Monday's series opener against the Angels. He allowed three runs on six hits over six innings of work in an 11-4 victory.
The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Chris Iannetta in the third for the only damage over his first five frames. Then in the sixth, Anaheim pushed across two more runs.
Mendoza, who threw 101 pitches, also struck out six while not walking a batter.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the A's.
|Luis Mendoza struggles in defeat|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Royals starter Luis Mendoza never had a lead Wednesday in Baltimore as he suffered his second defeat at the hands of the Orioles. Mendoza is now 0-2 on the year with a 6.38 ERA.
Mendoza surrendered five runs -- three earned -- on five hits and three walks over six innings. He threw 93 pitches and 54 went for strikes. Mendoza struck out two and surrendered a two-run home run to J.J. Hardy in the second inning.
The 29-year-old has given up nine earned runs on 12 hits -- four homers -- over his last two starts spanning 10 innings. With only 16 Ks over 24 innings, Mendoza has really struggled this season. He'll get a chance to turn things around Monday in Anaheim against the Angels.
|Luis Mendoza skipped again in rotation|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/23/13) Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza will be skipped in the rotation following the postponement of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. Mendoza was originally scheduled to start Wednesday.
Mendoza has not pitched in a game since April 12. He's expected to spend his down time in the bullpen until he preps for his next start, presumably Monday at home against the Indians, according to MLB.com.
"Of course I want to pitch, I want to play," Mendoza said. "Now with the off-days and the rainout, I've just got to take it easy and just wait for my chance to pitch."
Mendoza is 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his last five appearances (four starts) against the Indians.
|Luis Mendoza to start Wednesday|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/21/13) Luis Mendoza will return to the starting rotation Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Mendoza was skipped the last time through the Royals rotation and will make his first start since April 12 as a result. Mendoza has allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over 11 2/3 innings.
|A virtual unknown over the first nine years of his minor-league career, Luis Mendoza caught the attention of the Royals when he compiled a 2.18 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in 2011. A mechanical adjustment put more sink on his sinker and suddenly made him a viable option for the major-league team. He was sort of a swingman for the Royals to begin 2012 and didn't fare particularly well in the role, but once he moved to the starting rotation for good on June 12, he didn't disappoint, posting a 3.83 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 20 starts. No, he wasn't a Cy Young contender, but he delivered quality innings for a franchise in desperate need of them and enters 2013 with a decent shot at the fifth starter role as a result. Because he's not a standout performer in any one category, Mendoza isn't worth a look in mixed leagues, but given his ability to pitch deep into games and the potential of the Royals offense with all those young hitters, he could be a winner for AL-only owners. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/25/13||LAA||2:10 pm|| |
|5/26/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/27/13||STL||2:10 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/28/13||STL||8:10 pm||Tyler Lyons|
|5/29/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|5/30/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Gast|
= probable start