Pannone will likely be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Pannone is slated to start Thursday's series finale in place of the injured Clayton Richard (lat). The 25-year-old Pannone has made 24 appearances (two starts) for the Blue Jays this season, compiling a 6.18 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 40:20 K:BB in 39.1 innings. Whether the lefty remains in the rotation for more than one turn will likely depend on the severity of Richard's injury and how Pannone fares in his spot start.
Pannone was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Pannone was recalled to serve as the primary pitcher Thursday and allowed four runs on four hits over 4.1 innings. The 25-year-old has a 6.18 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 40:20 K:BB over 39.1 major-league innings this season.
Pannone tossed 4.1 innings and gave up four runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters against the Red Sox on Thursday. He did not factor into the decision. Pannone was called up from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day and tasked with following opener Derek Law against Boston. He came on with two outs in the first inning and retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, staking Toronto to a 6-1 lead through five. Things quickly unraveled for him in the sixth inning, however, when he walked leadoff hitter Mookie Betts and then allowed three consecutive singles to plate two runs. Boston went on to score four more times in the inning after Tim Mayza came on in relief, with two of those runs charged to Pannone. The 25-year-old now holds a 6.18 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 39.1 innings this season and is unlikely to stick in the rotation with the imminent return of Marcus Stroman (pectoral).
Pannone will work as the primary pitcher Thursday against Boston behind opener Derek Law, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. He was previously expected to serve as a traditional starter in place of Marcus Stroman (pectoral). The Blue Jays have decided it's best to have Pannone follow an opener instead. While this theoretically gives Pannone a better chance to factor into the decision, he still has minimal appeal as a streamer given his track record.
Pannone has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will start Thursday against the Red Sox, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Marcus Stroman (pectoral) has been pushed back, opening the door for Pannone to return for his fourth stint with the big-league team this season. Pannone has posted a 2.04 ERA and 25:5 K:BB in 17.2 innings with Buffalo, but he has struggled to a 5.91 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 35 innings at the highest level in 2019 and has a 6.42 ERA in eight career MLB starts.