Zeuch is not part of Toronto's wild-card roster. It's no big surprise to see Zeuch fail to make the team, as he only made three appearances this season. He allowed just two earned runs in 11.1 innings of work, though his 3:4 K:BB was quite poor.
Zeuch didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Orioles, giving up five hits over five scoreless innings. He didn't walk or strike out a batter. The right-hander's sinker was humming Saturday, and 11 of the 15 outs Zeuch recorded came via groundballs. However, John Means was also sharp for Baltimore,and the first run of the game didn't cross the plate until the sixth inning, denying Zeuch his second win of the year. The 25-year-old didn't see much work in 2020 but performed well when he got the call, posting a 1.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 3:4 K:BB through 11.1 innings. Given his large workload Saturday (75 pitches), it's unlikely Zeuch will be part of the Jays' roster to begin the postseason.
Zeuch will start Saturday's game against the Orioles. Matt Shoemaker had been lined up to start but threw a side session instead as the Blue Jays look to set up their options for the postseason. Whether this is a true start for Zeuch or if he's merely opening a bullpen game isn't clear. He hasn't pitched since Monday and has been a starter throughout the minors and in three of his seven big-league outings thus far, so it's certainly possible he's able to pitch fairly deep into the game.
Zeuch (1-0) picked up the win in relief during Monday's game against the Yankees, allowing one run on one hit and one walk across 3.1 innings. He did not record a strikeout. With Matt Shoemaker only able to go three innings in his return from a lat strain, Zeuch was called upon to give Toronto multiple innings. The right-hander was up to the task, working three scoreless innings before allowing a run in the seventh. The 25-year-old has held his own during two appearances in long relief thus far, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks across 6.1 innings.
Zeuch was recalled by the Blue Jays on Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Zeuch was included in the Blue Jays' 60-man pool during summer camp and has worked at the alternate training site to begin the season. However, he'll join the active roster and should provide an option as a long reliever. The right-hander posted a 4.76 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 22.2 innings during five appearances (three starts) in the majors last year.
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