Steve Cishek

#33 RP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 217 lb Age: 36 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Nationals' Steve Cishek: Picks up fourth hold

    Steve Cishek walked one and struck out three over 1.1 scoreless innings Friday to record his fourth hold of the season in a win over the Brewers.The hold was the first in over a month for the sidearmer, but that's due to a lack of opportunity rather than poor performance. Cishek has a 2.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB through 16.2 innings since the beginning of May, solidifying a spot among the Washington Nationals' high-leverage arms.

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    Nationals' Steve Cishek: Grabs third hold

    Steve Cishek gave up a hit and struck out two over 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday to record his third hold of the season in a win over the Giants.The sidearmer has held the opposition off the board in nine of his 11 appearances this season but been tagged for six runs in the other two, leading to a 6.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. Cishek's reliance on deception rather than dominant stuff makes him volatile, but Washington doesn't have many healthy, reliable high-leverage options in the bullpen right now, which will keep the veteran in a setup role -- he's currently tied with Kyle Finnegan for the team lead in holds.

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    Nationals' Steve Cishek: Takes loss Sunday

    Steve Cishek (0-1) was charged with a blown save and the loss Sunday against the Pirates, coughing up three runs on three hits and a walk while recording only one out.Entering the game in the seventh inning with the Washington Nationals on top 3-2, Cishek quickly made a mess of things with a bases-loaded wild pitch bringing home the tying run. The veteran reliever was expected to handle a high-leverage role for Washington this season and potentially even factor into the saves mix, but he's had a brutal start to the season with a 6.75 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 3:3 K:BB through four innings and five appearances.

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    Nationals' Steve Cishek: Ejected in team debut

    Steve Cishek was ejected from Friday's game against the Mets in the top of the fifth inning after he hit Francisco Lindor in the head with a pitch, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.Cishek entered Friday's matchup in the top of the fifth inning with no outs and a runner on second, and he hit Lindor with the second pitch he threw. That led to a scuffle on the field between the two teams, and the right-hander was tossed from the game since the Washington Nationals also hit several batters during Thursday's Opening Day matchup. It's not yet clear whether the incident will lead to discipline from the league.

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    Nationals' Steve Cishek: Signs with Nationals

    Steve Cishek signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Washington Nationals on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.After struggling with the White Sox during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Cishek bounced back with the Angels last year by logging 21 holds with a 3.42 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 68.1 innings across 74 relief appearances. Kyle Finnegan led Washington with 11 saves across the second half of the 2021 season after the team traded away Brad Hand and Daniel Hudson, but Cishek will likely be in the mix for high-leverage opportunities heading into the 2022 campaign.

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    Angels' Steve Cishek: Notches hold No. 20

    Steve Cishek picked up a hold against the White Sox on Wednesday, striking out three and allowing two hits in one scoreless inning.Cishek opened the frame with a punchout before allowing back-to-back singles. He then got out of the jam by striking out Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal to close the inning. The right-hander has been one of the Los Angeles Angels' most reliable bullpen arms this season, notching 20 holds while posting a 3.03 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 67 appearances. Cishek has allowed only one earned run over his last 11.1 innings.

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    Angels' Steve Cishek: Secures 17th hold

    Steve Cishek earned a hold against Texas on Friday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he walked one batter and struck out two.The right-hander threw only nine of 18 pitches for strikes but got around an inning-opening walk by striking out the final two batters he faced. Cishek has emerged as the Los Angeles Angels' primary setup man thanks to a minuscule 0.3 HR/9 and a 3.20 ERA -- the best mark aside from closer Raisel Iglesias among the team's qualifying relievers. However, Cishek's 57:36 K:BB across 59 innings explains his less promising 5.09 xFIP.

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    Angels' Steve Cishek: Off bereavement list

    Steve Cishek was reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday.Cishek was away from the team since Friday. He's struggled a bit of late, allowing six earned runs across his last 5.2 frames. However, Cishek serves as one of the team's primary setup men and should continue to rack up holds in the final two months of the season.

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    Angels' Steve Cishek: Placed on bereavement list

    Steve Cishek was placed on the bereavement list Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.Cishek had tossed 2.1 scoreless innings across his last three appearances, but he'll be away from the team for at least three days following his placement on the bereavement list. Right-hander Andrew Wantz was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to serve as bullpen depth in his absence.

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    Angels' Steve Cishek: Takes loss Monday

    Steve Cishek (0-1) allowed three runs on one hit and two walks while failing to record an out as he took the loss Monday against the Athletics.This was an absolutely brutal outing for Cishek. After Shohei Ohtani threw six scoreless innings, Cishek came in for the seventh and walked the first two batters he faced before Ramon Laureano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run blast to left, snapping the veteran's streak of 15 straight scoreless appearances. His day was done after facing the minimum of three batters. The 35-year-old owns a 3.48 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 38:27 K:BB over 41.1 innings.

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