Maton (2-3) allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while pitching just one-third of an inning in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Maton took the loss and tarnished strong work from the Cleveland bullpen after starter Triston McKenzie was pulled after four innings. After logging a 3.00 ERA through his first 19 appearances, Maton's ERA ballooned to 4.91 with Saturday's showing.
Maton (2-0) pitched a perfect 1.2 innings and struck out one, earning the win Wednesday versus the Twins. Maton got the last two outs of the seventh inning and also pitched the eighth. Cleveland rallied for three runs in the eighth, making him the pitcher of record, and Brad Hand was able to close things out. The 27-year-old Maton has a 0.93 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 13 strikeouts across 9.2 innings in nine appearances this season.
Maton (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth inning and struck out two, earning the win Sunday versus the White Sox. Maton was able to force extra innings with his clean performance, and the Indians scored twice in the 10th to make him the pitcher of record. Maton has been effective in 2020 -- he's yet to allow a run with just four hits and five strikeouts over four innings. It's an improvement on the 6.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP he carried through 36.2 innings between the Padres and Indians last season.
Maton was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. Maton heads to the major-league club after being acquired by the Indians on July 12. In nine appearances with Triple-A Columbus since then, he carries a 17:4 K:BB with a 0.84 WHIP over 10.2 innings pitched. The 26-year-old carries an ERA of 7.77 with a 20:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings pitched for the Padres this season. Left-hander Logan Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Maton was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, Nick Camino of WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland reports. Maton was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Monday's starter, Aaron Civale, who was summoned from Triple-A in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old reliever has yet to debut for the Indians since being acquired from San Diego in mid-July.
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