Tate (0-2) took the loss Tuesday versus the Yankees. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. Tate got into some trouble in both the sixth and seventh innings, but the runs against him were scored on a groundout and an error. The right-hander has allowed three runs (two earned) in 7.1 innings across six outings in May. The 28-year-old has a 2.45 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB through 18.1 innings while adding a save and five holds in 16 appearances. While he's pitched well, he hasn't done enough to challenge Jorge Lopez for the closer role.
Tate allowed a run on two hits and a hit batter in two-thirds of an inning, earning a hold in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Cardinals. Tate had a 5.2-inning scoreless streak entering Tuesday, but he allowed a solo home run to Brendan Donovan in the ninth inning. The right-handed reliever didn't finish the inning, with Felix Bautista instead logging the final out to earn a save. Tate has been solid with a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 12:2 K:BB across 14.2 innings this season. He's added a save and four holds in 13 outings. He'll likely be the Orioles' primary closer in the near term with Jorge Lopez on the bereavement list.
Tate saved a 4-2 victory over the Royals in Game 2 of a doubleheader Sunday, allowing one hit and striking out two in the ninth inning. With closer Jorge Lopez unavailable after throwing 25 pitches in Game 1, Tate worked around a leadoff single to strike out two and secure his first save of the season. The 28-year-old has been superb in a setup role with a 1.93 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in 14 innings across 12 games and stands to gain significant appeal if Lopez were to falter.
Tate walked one and struck one in a scoreless inning to earn a hold in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Angels. Tate was considered a possible closer after the Orioles' bullpen shakeup just before they broke camp, but Jorge Lopez has seized that role with four saves so far. Instead, Tate's worked in more of a setup role. He has three holds and a 0-1 record through eight appearances. The right-hander has a 2.89 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 7:1 K:BB across 9.1 innings, and he's prevented hits in four of his outings.
Tate (0-1) allowed one run and one hit with one strikeout in an inning-plus of relief Friday, taking the loss versus the Rays. Tate pitched a perfect seventh inning, but he allowed leadoff hitter Wander Franco to reach on a single to begin the eighth. Jorge Lopez then worked into a jam after taking over from Tate, who wound up being charged with the decisive run in the 2-1 loss. Both Tate and Lopez, as well as Paul Fry, are expected to compete for save chances early in the season, though the Orioles aren't expected to generate many late leads. Last season, Tate posted a 4.39 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 49:23 K:BB through 67.2 innings. He went 0-6 with three saves in five chances and seven holds.
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