Since then, he has been one of the Marlins’ most reliable starters and was one of the main reasons why the team finished sixth in the National League in 2021 with a 3.96 ERA.
He built off of his solid 2020 season by going 5-5 with a 3.07 ERA last year.
This year, he is continuing to turn himself into an ace.
Following his seven shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night, he improved to 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 0.52.
In fact, his ERA is the best in all of baseball and he joined some elite company with his dominance last night.
Lowest ERA in 1st 3 starts of season, Marlins history:
2004 Dontrelle Willis: 0.00
2005 Josh Beckett: 0.45
2022 Pablo López: 0.52 https://t.co/zCJVdGVaLp
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 22, 2022
Lopez Is On Fire
Lopez just continues to grow as a pitcher.
With the best ERA in baseball, he has put himself in the conversation for the NL Cy Young Award early in the season.
And to do that at only 26 years old is even more impressive.
His ERA through the first three starts of the season is the third-lowest among Marlins pitchers after their first three starts of the season.
If Lopez can stay healthy, he could easily turn into one of the best pitchers in the game today.
He’s come out of nowhere and started off the 2022 season in style.
The Marlins pitching is what will win them games if they are going to compete at any point down the road.