Dylan Bundy says nothing is physically wrong despite horrendous start
Dylan Bundy has been absolutely shellacked in his past three starts, and Tuesday night was by far the worst of them. Despite the string of poor performances, the Baltimore Orioles pitcher insists there is nothing wrong with him physically.
Bundy pitched zero innings in a 15-7 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Well, he actually did pitch, but since he failed to record a single out he logged no innings statistically. The 25-year-old allowed seven earned runs and four homers before being chased from the game, but he later told reporters nothing is ailing him.
Bundy: "Yeah, physically I’m fine. I’m just not executing the pitches I need to right now. I was leaving pitches right down the middle and they were hitting them over the fence. Got us in a 7-0 early hole that we couldn’t climb out of." #orioles
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) May 9, 2018
With Tuesday’s historically bad outing, Bundy has now given up 19 earned runs, 23 hits and nine homers in his last nine innings pitched. He allowed just five earned runs in his first five starts of the season, which is why questions about a potential injury have popped up.
If Bundy isn’t hurt, there must be something wrong with him mechanically. We know folks on Twitter are taking pleasure in his struggles, but Bundy is not helping the Orioles shed the title of worst team in baseball. He needs to make some sort of adjustment, and fast.