Gearrin walked two and struck out three over a scoreless inning en route to his eighth hold of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Arizona. Gearrin owns a 2.01 ERA on the year, but he has been especially dominant over his last eight outings, giving up no hits or runs while notching five holds over that span. The 31-year-old's control remains an issue (4.7 BB/9), but he has been able to offset that with solid strikeout totals (8.3 K/9). The Giants will face the offensively challenged Padres this weekend, so Gearrin could be in line for another hold or two before the season comes to a close.
Gearrin tossed a clean inning of relief while striking out two in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. Gearrin has been one of the few bright spots for the Giants this season with a 2.11 ERA and an 8.0 K/9 through 55.1 innings. The veteran reliever does, however, own a concerning 4.03 FIP due in large part to his inability to limit free passes (4.7 BB/9). The back end of San Francisco's bullpen is currently set in stone, limiting Gearrin's usage to the middle innings.
Gearrin danced around a pair of baserunners while striking out two batters over an inning of work in Sunday's loss to the Padres. Gearrin's scoreless outing lowered his season ERA to 2.30 despite his FIP sitting north of 4.00 for the majority of the season. His mediocre 1.6 K/BB ratio is the biggest red flag, but it's possible that Gearrin can keep his ERA low due to his groundball tendencies (1.9 GB/FB ratio) coupled with a stellar defensive infield behind him in San Francisco. Either way, the 31-year-old doesn't provide enough in the important categories for fantasy relievers (strikeouts, saves and holds) to warrant much consideration.
Gearrin tossed a pair of scoreless innings against the Mets on Friday, lowering his ERA to 2.23 despite owning a 4.19 FIP. The sinker-baller has been avoiding a regression all season despite carrying ratios that indicate one would be coming. That said, his 2.23 ERA is still one of the better marks in the Giants' bullpen, so he should continue to be one of the first righties manager Bruce Bochy turns to out of the 'pen.
Gearrin has struck out 15 and walked 14 in 20.2 innings this season for the Giants. It's not often you see a player with an ERA lower than his WHIP, but Gearrin has nearly achieved the feat this year. His WHIP of 1.55 is on pace to be the second highest of his career, while his ERA of 1.74 would be a career best. Last season, his first in which he spent the majority of a year in the major leagues, Gearrin finished with a 4.28 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, so any expectations for his stats to continue at this rate should probably be tempered.
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