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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
59-23 7-3 W1
45-37 4-6 L2
45-37 5-5 W2
45-38 4-6 W1
39-44 5-5 W4

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 4 0 0.49 38 5 0.73

Top Clay Holmes News

  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Logs 15th save

    Holmes recorded the final out of a 6-1 win over the Guardians in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, earning a save.

    Wandy Peralta initially entered the game with a five-run lead, but allowed two singles and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases with two outs. Holmes was able to escape the bases-loaded jam without trouble, earning his third save in the last five days and his 15th of the year. The right-hander has a 0.49 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 38:5 K:BB through 37 innings, and it's expected he'll continue to see save chances even with Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) back in action. Chapman has been designated to pitch in the last three innings of games, per Bryan Hoch of, which suggests Holmes may have a slight upper hand in the bullpen hierarchy for now.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Secures another save

    Holmes didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 14th save of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 win against Oakland. He did not record a strikeout.

    Holmes threw 11 of his 16 pitches for strikes and induced three groundouts to deliver a clean save. The right-hander threw 22 pitches Tuesday and has pitched three of the past four days, so manager Aaron Boone could attempt to minimize Holmes' usage Thursday in Houston.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up 13th save

    Holmes allowed an unearned run on two hits and zero walks during the ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the A's. He struck out two batters.

    Holmes struck out the first two batters he faced, but a catcher's interference and two singles brought home a run before he was able to record the final out. It was still a successful save for the right-hander, who is 13-for-14 in save chances and has a 0.50 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 38:5 K:BB across 35.2 innings this season. Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) has made multiple rehab appearances and is closing in on his return from the injured list, but Holmes' success could result in continued save chances even once Chapman is reinstated.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Notches 12th save

    Holmes earned a save against the Rays on Wednesday, pitching a perfect inning during which he struck out one batter.

    Holmes blew his first save of the season in his previous outing, but he bounced back in fine fashion Wednesday, retiring all three batters he faced on 16 pitches to secure a one-run win. The right-hander has been dominant for the Yankees throughout the campaign, posting a 0.53 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 35:4 K:BB over 33.2 innings. Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will likely return to action soon, but Holmes could continue to see save chances even after the veteran closer rejoins the club.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Blows save Monday

    Holmes was tagged with a blown save Monday against Tampa Bay, allowing one run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one batter.

    Yankees starter Gerrit Cole pitched seven no-hit innings before giving up a single to start the eighth, and Holmes was called in from the bullpen one out later. The usually reliable reliever couldn't get the job done, giving up a pair of hits and a walk to allow the Rays to tie the game. Though New York pulled ahead in the top of the ninth, Holmes wasn't credited with a win from the official scorer due to his ineffective performance, per MLB Rule 9.17(c). The blown save was the first of the season for Holmes, who has racked up 11 saves and seven holds while posting a 0.55 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 34:4 K:BB over 32.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Continues scoreless streak

    Holmes got four outs without giving up a hit or a walk to finish off a 4-0 shutout win over the Blue Jays in a non-save situation Saturday. He struck out one.

    Holmes continued his scoreless appearance streak with a perfect 1.1 innings. He has not given up a run in 29 straight appearances and 31.1 innings of work dating back to April 9. With the Yankees up by four runs, manager Aaron Boone called on Holmes with two outs in the eighth to retire the last four batters of the game. It was a non-save situation but a perfectly normal role for a manager to bring in his closer. With Aroldis Chapman's eventual return from an Achilles injury, Holmes' role in the bullpen could be challenged.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up 11th save

    Holmes picked up the save Wednesday against the Rays. He allowed zero runs on one hit and zero walks while striking out one over one inning.

    Holmes entered in the ninth with a one-run lead and immediately allowed a leadoff, infield hit to Taylor Walls, which certainly could've been charged as an error to Anthony Rizzo. Regardless, the closer buckled down and retired three consecutive batters to pick up his 11th save of the season. Holmes continues to be stellar in the absence of Aroldis Chapman (Achilles), recording 11 saves and sporting a 0.60 WHIP with a 32:3 K:BB across his current 30-inning scoreless streak.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: May not close when Chapman returns

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that he envisions using Holmes in high-leverage situations against the toughest parts of opposing lineups once Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) returns from the 15-day injured list, Bryan Hoch of reports.

    Boone clarified that Holmes will be "closing some games, too," but the right-hander doesn't look as though he'll be picking up the majority of save chances like he has thus far during Chapman's absence. Chapman completed a bullpen session Tuesday and may be ready to return from the IL next week, but Holmes should retain plenty of fantasy value in the planned high-leverage role, especially if he still continues to close games every now and then. Holmes has yet to allow a run in his last 27 appearances and sports an 0.59 WHIP and 31:3 K:BB in 29 innings during that span.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up 10th save

    Holmes earned the save, striking out two and allowing a hit in the ninth inning of a 2-0 win Tuesday over the Rays.

    Holmes struck out the first two batters he faced before allowing a single and ending the game with a flyout. The righty is now 10-for-10 in save opportunities and has a minuscule 0.30 ERA through 29.2 innings. Since allowing a run on Opening Day, he has tossed 29 consecutive scoreless frames.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Secures another save

    Holmes earned the save against the Twins on Thursday, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out one batter.

    It appeared unlikely that Holmes would make an appearance in the game when Minnesota jumped out to a 7-3 lead after three innings, but New York's offense stormed back to produce a three-run lead after eight frames. Holmes was brought in to close things out in the ninth, and he retired the side in order on 12 pitches. This was the right-hander's ninth save in nine opportunities this season, and he has also racked up seven holds. Holmes has been one of the top relievers in MLB this season, complementing his saves and holds totals with a minuscule 0.33 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 29:3 K:BB across 27.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up eighth save

    Holmes tossed a clean inning with one strikeout Saturday against the Tigers to pick up his eighth save of the season.

    Over his last seven appearances, Holmes has six saves, 10 strikeouts and one walk over 8.1 scoreless innings. As things sit, he profiles as one of the best relievers in baseball. He has the third-lowest ERA (0.35) among qualified relievers and the fifth-lowest xFIP (2.08).

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Seals save after rocky outing

    Holmes picked up his seventh save during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Angels. He allowed zero runs on zero hits, one walk and two hit batsmen while striking out one over one inning.

    After retiring the first two batters, Holmes found himself in trouble after walking Shohei Ohtani and hitting Mike Trout and Jared Walsh. However, the right-hander sealed the save by getting Luis Rengifo on a groundout to shortstop. Holmes continues to shine, notching 23 straight scoreless appearances, and with Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) sidelined, he has recorded five straight saves and figures to continue operating as the Yankees' high-leverage reliever.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Nails down sixth save

    Holmes struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his sixth save of the season in a 2-0 win over the Rays.

    The right-hander continues to dominate, as Holmes reeled off his 22nd straight scoreless appearance. With Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) lacking a timetable for his return, Holmes will continue to fill the closer's role for the Yankees, a job he should have no trouble thriving in given his 0.36 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 26:2 K:BB through 24.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Earns fifth save of season

    Holmes picked up the save Wednesday against the Orioles. He allowed zero runs on two hits and zero walks while striking out one over one inning.

    With Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) and Chad Green (elbow) on the 15-day injured list, Holmes has been the Yankees' go-to guy for high-leverage situations and has gone 3-for-3 in save opportunities over his last four appearances. Wednesday's performance was a bit shaky, as he allowed the game-tying run to reach, but Holmes slammed the door shut by striking out Jorge Mateo to end the game. Holmes currently sports a 0.38 ERA and a 24:2 K:BB across 23.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Snags another save

    Holmes tossed 1.1 perfect innings while striking out two on his way to a save in Saturday's 7-5 win over the White Sox.

    Holmes was called upon with one on and two out in the top of the eighth inning, and he proceeded to get Andrew Vaughn to ground out to end the frame. Aaron Boone then opted to keep Holmes in to pitch the ninth, and Holmes produced a 1-2-3 inning while striking out two. It was the right-hander's second consecutive outing in which he pitched more than an inning and secured a save. He now has four saves this season. With Chad Green (elbow) being placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday, Holmes will likely pick up more high-leverage opportunities moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Dothan, AL
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R