Sewald pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and recorded the save Monday against the Athletics, striking out three. Sewald recorded his third straight scoreless appearance, and it was also the third straight outing in which he recorded more than three outs. The right-hander has gone 9-for-13 in save chances this season and has also racked up 13 holds, so he should remain a reliable late-inning arm for the Mariners ahead of the final weeks of the regular season.
Sewald recorded his 12th hold in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on two hits over an inning during which he also recorded two strikeouts. Sewald encountered trouble for the third straight appearance after opening the frame with consecutive strikeouts of Enrique Hernandez and Kyle Schwarber. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers subsequently tagged him for back-to-back solo home runs to bring the Red Sox within a run before Sewald escaped by retiring J.D. Martinez. The hard-throwing right-hander boasted a 2.39 ERA and 0.98 WHIP as recently as Sept. 5, but a three-appearance stretch where he's given up five earned runs over three innings has bumped those figures up to 3.12 and 1.02, respectively.
Sewald pitched one inning, giving up two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out two Tuesday against the Astros. Called upon to protect a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning, Sewald walked Jose Altuve to open the frame and later surrendered a two-run homer to Alex Bregman. It was the second time in three outings that he has blown a save but only the second time in his last 12 outings that he was tagged for any earned runs. Since returning from the paternity list Aug. 16, Sewald has posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Sewald tossed a four-out save Wednesday in a 1-0 win over the Astros. He allowed two hits and had three strikeouts and zero walks. Sewald relieved Drew Steckenrider with two on and two out in the eighth and struck out Carlos Correa to escape the inning. Sewald gave up two one-out singles in the ninth but finished with a flyout and a strikeout to earn his eighth save of the year and his fourth since Aug. 17. He and Steckenrider have alternated picking up the last four saves for the Mariners, and the ninth-inning scenario could become even more cloudy with Diego Castillo (shoulder) set to return over the weekend. Regardless, Sewald has been fantastic this season, pitching to a 2.45 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 79:13 K:BB over 47.2 innings.
Sewald (9-3) got the win in Tuesday's 4-0 dispatching of the Astros, allowing one hit with three strikeouts in one inning. Sewald entered a scoreless game in the eighth inning and worked around a Jose Altuve single to record all three outs via the strikeout. He fell in line for the win after Seattle took the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Aside from a poor outing Aug. 5, the 31-year-old delivered a sensational August featuring three wins, saves and holds apiece in 12 appearances.
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