Cishek picked up a hold against the White Sox on Wednesday, striking out three and allowing two hits in one scoreless inning. Cishek opened the frame with a punchout before allowing back-to-back singles. He then got out of the jam by striking out Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal to close the inning. The right-hander has been one of the Angels' most reliable bullpen arms this season, notching 20 holds while posting a 3.03 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 67 appearances. Cishek has allowed only one earned run over his last 11.1 innings.
Cishek earned a hold against Texas on Friday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he walked one batter and struck out two. The right-hander threw only nine of 18 pitches for strikes but got around an inning-opening walk by striking out the final two batters he faced. Cishek has emerged as the Angels' primary setup man thanks to a minuscule 0.3 HR/9 and a 3.20 ERA -- the best mark aside from closer Raisel Iglesias among the team's qualifying relievers. However, Cishek's 57:36 K:BB across 59 innings explains his less promising 5.09 xFIP.
Cishek was reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday. Cishek was away from the team since Friday. He's struggled a bit of late, allowing six earned runs across his last 5.2 frames. However, Cishek serves as one of the team's primary setup men and should continue to rack up holds in the final two months of the season.
Cishek was placed on the bereavement list Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Cishek had tossed 2.1 scoreless innings across his last three appearances, but he'll be away from the team for at least three days following his placement on the bereavement list. Right-hander Andrew Wantz was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to serve as bullpen depth in his absence.
Cishek (0-1) allowed three runs on one hit and two walks while failing to record an out as he took the loss Monday against the Athletics. This was an absolutely brutal outing for Cishek. After Shohei Ohtani threw six scoreless innings, Cishek came in for the seventh and walked the first two batters he faced before Ramon Laureano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run blast to left, snapping the veteran's streak of 15 straight scoreless appearances. His day was done after facing the minimum of three batters. The 35-year-old owns a 3.48 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 38:27 K:BB over 41.1 innings.