Jacob Brentz

#59 RP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win in relief

    Jacob Brentz (5-2) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Athletics after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out two.Brentz has secured the win in each of his last two relief outings while striking out four of the six batters he's faced in that span, but perhaps more importantly, he has posted five straight scoreless efforts. He owns a 2.84 ERA across seven September appearances.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns win Sunday

    Jacob Brentz (4-2) picked up the win Sunday after pitching a clean inning while striking out two batters.Brentz came on to pitch the seventh and took care of the Twins' hitters in order. The Kansas City Royals would end up taking the lead in the top of the eighth and would hold on to give Brentz his fourth win of the season. It was the 26-year-old's first win since July 24, as he now owns a 3.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 70:36 K:BB over 59.2 innings.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Reinstated by Royals

    Jacob Brentz (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.Brentz will return to the Kansas City Royals' bullpen after a brief stay on the injured list, and he didn't require a rehab assignment prior to Wednesday's activation. The southpaw has made 17 relief appearances since the All-Star break and has recorded a 3.68 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 14.2 innings during that time.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Closing in on IL return

    Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny said Sunday that Jacob Brentz (shoulder) could come off the 10-day injured list in the near future, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.Brentz hasn't been sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment since landing on the IL on Aug. 23 with an inflamed left shoulder, but Matheny's comments would seem to suggest the southpaw may not require one before rejoining the Royals. Prior to getting shut down with the injury, Brentz submitted a 3.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 64:34 K:BB In 54.1 innings while gathering two saves and 13 holds.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Out with shoulder injury

    Jacob Brentz was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a left shoulder impingement, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.Brentz delivered a scoreless inning and picked up a hold Friday against the Cubs, and he'll now be sidelined by the shoulder issue. It's unclear how long he's expected to be out, though he'll be eligible to be activated Aug. 31 versus Cleveland.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Notches second save

    Jacob Brentz earned the save against the Astros on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed two walks and struck out two batters.Brentz recorded his first career save Aug. 5, but despite his lack of high-leverage experience the Kansas City Royals elected to bring him in to preserve a two-run, ninth-inning lead against baseball's top scoring team. He didn't make things easy for himself -- the southpaw threw only nine of 20 pitches for strikes and issued two free passes -- but he survived the wildness to notch the save. Brentz has been one of Kansas City's best relievers this season, posting a 3.21 ERA and 10.6 K/BB while collecting 12 holds despite a troublesome 5.7 BB/9. He appears to be near the top of the list for save chances among the team's closer committee.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Earns first career save

    Jacob Brentz fired a perfect ninth inning while striking out one, earning the save in the win over the White Sox on Thursday.Brentz received the call to close out the game with a one-run lead for the first time this season. He retired the side in order for his first career save. The 26-year-old has a 3.21 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 47.2 innings. Greg Holland and Scott Barlow are the regular ninth-inning guys, but they pitched the seventh and the eighth innings to preserve the lead. Brentz could receive more occasional save opportunities, but the Kansas City Royals remain a closer-by-committee.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Collects win Saturday

    Jacob Brentz (3-2) pitched a perfect inning and struck out two, earning the win in Saturday's 9-8 win over Detroit.Brentz put in a solid effort in the top of the seventh inning, and Kansas City rallied for five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead. The southpaw had some struggles in late June that carried over into early July, but he's put together four straight scoreless outings spanning 2.2 innings. He's posted a 2.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 52:27 K:BB with 11 holds across 43.1 innings overall, but a FIP of 4.40 indicates some regression could be on the way.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Handed walkoff loss

    Jacob Brentz (2-2) allowed a walkoff solo home run and recorded his only out via strikeout while taking the loss Friday versus Cleveland.Brentz was called upon to get the last out of the eighth inning, and he fanned Franmil Reyes. In the ninth, Bobby Bradley took the southpaw deep for Cleveland's second straight walkoff win over Kansas City. Brentz has hit a rough patch, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in his last nine innings. He still has a solid 2.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 45:26 K:BB across 39.2 innings, but he may see more lower-leverage assignments until he works through his recent struggles.

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    Royals' Jake Brentz: Takes loss Tuesday

    Jacob Brentz (2-1) allowed one run on one hit and a walk while striking out three over an inning to pick up the loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.Brentz relieved Brad Keller in the sixth and tried to protect a one-run lead with nobody out and a man on first. He struck out and walked a batter before J.D. Martinez knocked a two-run double to right to push the Red Sox back in the lead at 7-6. Brentz was able to strike out the next two batters, but the damage was already done, and the Kansas City Royals were unable to score another run. The 26-year-old lefty owns a 2.70 ERA and 42:24 K:BB over 36.2 innings in his first season at the major-league level.

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