Mears (1-0) allowed one hit in one-third of an inning of work en route to the win in Saturday's 8-6 victory over the Reds. Mears picked up the first decision of his career Saturday night, though he did concede an RBI double that tied the game before inducing a groundout from Nick Castellanos to end the frame. It's probably not how he dreamed of his first big-league win, but they all count.
Mears allowed one hit in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 8-6 loss to Philadelphia. He struck out one batter. A wild pitch contributed to his third blown save with an inherited runner scoring, but Mears continues to show small signs of improvement -- he hasn't been scored on in 10 of his last 12 appearances. Manager Derek Shelton is using the 24-year-old and his 95.6 mph fastball in high-leverage situations and he could pick up an additional hold or two over the season's final week as he builds a case for 2022.
Mears was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday's game against Arizona. Mears will rejoin the Pirates after being optioned just two days prior. The right-hander has yet to appear in a big-league game despite this marking his fourth trip to the big leagues this season. He's posted a 5.30 ERA across 18.2 innings with Indianapolis.
Mears was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday. He was called up Friday but didn't enter a game this weekend. Mears has a 5.30 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB in 18.2 innings at Triple-A.
Mears was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Mears was sent down July 5, and he's allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two over 2.2 scoreless innings at Triple-A Indianapolis since. He still hasn't made his 2021 debut for the Pirates but will be available out of the bullpen.
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