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Apr 9, 2024 1 0 0.00 5 10.5
Apr 6, 2024 1 0 0.00 4 8.5
Apr 3, 2024 1 0 0.00 3 9.5
Mar 31, 2024 0 0 0.00 3 8
Mar 30, 2024 0 0 0.00 2 9

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone clued us in prior to the 2023 season that Clay Holmes would be used in high-leverage spots before the ninth inning. That's exactly how he was deployed in the first-half, often having his number called during the 7th and 8th innings. However, 26 of his 28 outings after the All-Star break came in the 9th inning or later. He finished with a career-high 24 of the Yankees' 44 saves for a 54.5% team save share, which was an improvement over 2022. Holmes also posted a career-best 27.1% strikeout rate to go along with an elite 2.4% barrel rate (99th percentile) and 66.7% groundball percentage (100th percentile). The right-hander threw fewer sinkers (69.2% pitch usage) in favor of more breaking pitches, with his slider and sweeper both generating 40-plus percent whiff rates. With Boone returning as manager in 2024, expect similar usage for Holmes, who has established himself as a high-leverage mainstay for New York.

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2024 52.58.8 6.0 1 5 3 0.00 1.17
2023 303.54.6 63.0 4 4 24 71 23 2.86 1.17
2022 300.54.8 63.7 7 4 20 65 20 2.55 1.02
3y Avg. 258.53.9 65.7 6 4 15 71 24 3.02 1.13
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Nails down save No. 5

    Holmes struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his fifth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Marlins. The right-hander leads the majors in saves in the early going, and he has yet to allow an earned run through six innings while posting a 3:0 K:BB. Holmes should continue seeing a high volume of save chances for a Yankees team that was the first in MLB to reach double-digit wins this season.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Escapes with fourth save

    Holmes picked up the save against the Blue Jays on Saturday, striking out one over two-thirds of an inning while allowing one hit. Holmes entered the contest with one out and two runners on as the Blue Jays made a strong comeback attempt late. The right-handed reliever then saw two runners come home while he was on the mound, though both of those would not count against him, as he managed to retire two of the three hitters he faced to notch his fourth save. That ties him with Emmanuel Clase for the major-league lead, while Holmes is also yet to allow a run through his first five appearances.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Blows save but nabs win Wednesday

    Holmes (1-0) blew a save but was credited with the win Wednesday against Arizona, allowing three unearned runs on one hit and striking out one batter over 1.1 innings. The game went into extra frames, and Holmes got the call in the bottom of the 10th after the Yankees had taken a two-run lead. He couldn't convert the save, but it would be unfair to pin the fault on him. After Holmes retired the first batter he faced on a groundout, shortstop Anthony Volpe committed a throwing error that allowed a run to score and put the tying run on second base. Holmes bounced back to retire the next batter for what should been the third out, but the runner advanced to third on what was instead out No. 2 and then scored on a Corbin Carroll infield single. Holmes returned for the top of the 11th after New York took another two-run lead and was charged with another unearned run when the inherited runner came around to score following his departure, but Caleb Ferguson was able to nail down the save and allow Holmes to emerge with the victory. Despite the chaotic outing, Holmes' ERA remains at 0.00 since all three runs against him were unearned, and he now has a victory to go along with his three saves on the campaign.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Caps off sweep with third save

    Holmes earned a save Sunday against the Astros, allowing no runs on two hits and no walks across one inning. He didn't record a strikeout. Holmes cashed in on his third save opportunity of the season, finishing the Yankees' first series with saves in three of four games. While he hasn't logged a strikeout in his three innings of work, he's also refrained from allowing a runner to score. Holmes is already one-eighth of the way to matching his 2023 save total and is one of five closers with multiple saves this season.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up save No. 2

    Holmes tossed a scoreless inning Saturday in Houston to record a save in the Yankees' 5-3 victory. Holmes failed to record a strikeout for the second time in as many save chances. He disposed of the Astros relatively easy in this one, though, pitching around a two-out hit-by-pitch as he induced his third groundout of the frame. Holmes has plenty of job security as the Yankees' closer in the early stages of the season.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Hangs on for opening-day save

    Holmes worked around three hits to deliver a scoreless ninth inning, earning the save in a 5-4 win over the Astros on Thursday. It certainly appeared that Houston was poised to tie the game in the ninth after two of the first three batters reached safely off Holmes. However, Juan Soto threw out Mauricio Dubon at home for the second out to preserve the one-run lead, before Holmes coaxed a groundout off the bat of Alex Bregman to seal the victory. While Thursday's outing may have been more tenuous than Holmes would have liked, the 31-year-old right-hander appears to be locked into the closing job in New York. Holmes recorded 24 saves last season, pitching to a 2.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 71:23 K:BB across 63 innings.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Locked in as closer

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone called Holmes "our closer" following Tuesday's spring training loss to the Mets, per the New York Post. Holmes began last season in a diverse high-leverage role, mixing in closing duties with work in the seventh and eighth innings. However, all but two of his 28 outings following the All-Star break came in the ninth frame or later. Boone's comments Tuesday suggest that Holmes is safely entrenched as the Yankees' closer ahead of the coming campaign, and he could easily challenge the career-best 24 saves he racked up last season if he remains in that role throughout the year.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Avoids arbitration

    Holmes signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Yankees on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Holmes has served as the Yankees' primary closer each of the last two seasons, recording a combined 44 saves. He also managed a career-best 18.3 K-BB% across 63 frames in 2023 and should continue to rack up save chances in 2024.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Picks up 24th save

    Holmes picked up the save Saturday against Kansas City, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning. The 30-year-old made quick work of the Royals, striking out two and inducing a weak groundout by Bobby Witt to end the contest. After a rough patch to end August, Holmes was dominant in September, posting a microscopic 0.75 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB across 12 innings while converting all eight of his save opportunities.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Notches 23rd save

    Holmes picked up the save in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays. He allowed one hit and no walks with no strikeouts in a scoreless inning. Holmes handled business in the ninth inning, locking down the team win on 19 pitches and recording his career-high 23rd save in the process. The 30-year-old righty has been superb over his last 12 appearances, posting an 0.75 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB over 12 innings. Holmes has pitched to a 2.90 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 69:23 K:BB overall this year.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Pounds strike zone during 22nd save

    Holmes earned a save against the Diamondbacks on Monday, striking out two batters in a perfect inning. Holmes threw 13 of his 15 pitches for a strike in the outing, retiring all three batters he faced to preserve a two-run advantage. The right-hander has converted all six of his save chances in September, giving up only one earned run over 10 innings. That's a marked improvement over August, when Holmes posted a 7.84 ERA and 1.84 WHIP across 10.1 frames. Overall, he's converted 22 of 25 save opportunities while registering a 2.95 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 69:23 K:B across 61 innings.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Nabs another save

    Holmes pitched one perfect inning to secure a save during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Pirates. After firing off a perfect ninth frame Friday night for his 20th save of 2023, Holmes delivered another clean inning Saturday for save No. 21, setting a career high in the category and besting his 2022 total. The 30-year-old has yet to allow a run in September and has locked up five saves over eight appearances.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Reaches 20 saves

    Holmes struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save against Pittsburgh on Friday. Holmes entered with the Yankees holding a two-run lead and needed just 10 pitches to retire the side in order. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in any of his past eight appearances, posting an 8:3 K:BB and racking up four saves during that stretch. Holmes' save Friday was his 20th of the campaign, tying the amount he had last season in his first season as a closer.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Shaky in 19th save

    Holmes walked three batters in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 19th save of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Red Sox. The right-hander lost the plate after getting Wilyer Abreu to ground out to begin the inning, issuing three straight free passes, but a double-play grounder on his first pitch to Alex Verdugo bailed Holmes out. After going most of August without a save and posting a 7.84 ERA on the month, the right-hander is 3-for-3 on save chances in September and has yet to allow a run. Tuesday's outing was also the first time he'd walked multiple batters in an appearance since May 28, so there may not be much cause for concern with his sudden control issues.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Implodes in non-save situation

    Holmes (4-3) took the loss against the Marlins on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out one batter in one-third of an inning. Holmes had been on a post-All-Star-break tear coming into Sunday, collecting eight saves in nine chances and allowing just two runs while posting an 18:3 K:BB over 15.2 frames. Yankees manager Aaron Boone thus turned to him in the ninth inning while holding a four-run lead, but things didn't go as planned. Holmes allowed a single, double, triple and walk in the frame and also contributed to his own demise with a throwing error. Luis Arraez's two-run three-bagger tied the score and resulted in Holmes getting the hook, and the righty hurler took the loss when Arraez crossed the plate after his departure. Holmes should still have a firm grasp on the closer role considering his recent run of success, but Sunday's blowup increased his season ERA from 2.01 to 2.80.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Nabs 16th save

    Holmes picked up the save in Saturday's win over the Astros, striking out one over a scoreless inning. Holmes entered the game with a two-run lead in the ninth and got Jeremy Pena to go down swinging in the first at-bat en route to a 1-2-3 inning. The right-hander has now converted each of his last five save attempts, posting six strikeouts to only one walk over that stretch. He's also allowed just one run since June 23, lowering his season ERA to 2.06.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Locks down 15th save

    Holmes picked up the save Thursday against the Astros, working around two hits in a scoreless inning. The Astros got the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the ninth inning before Holmes got Jose Altuve to ground out to seal the one-run victory. The 30-year-old right-hander has converted his last five save chances, striking out five over five scoreless innings in that span. Overall, he's 15-for-18 in save opportunities this season with an impressive 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 52:16 K:BB across 42.2 innings.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Registers 14th save

    Holmes earned a save against the Mets on Wednesday, striking out one batter in a perfect inning. Holmes had no problem protecting a two-run ninth-inning Yankees lead, throwing 11 of his 14 pitches for strikes and retiring all three batters he faced. The right-hander continues to pitch well after a shaky start to the campaign, holding the opponent scoreless in 28 of his past 31 outings. Over that span, he's posted a minuscule 0.88 ERA and 0.95 WHIP while notching a 38:11 K:BB and recording 10 saves in 11 chances across 30.2 frames.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Nabs 13th save

    Holmes picked up the save Saturday against the Royals, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two over a scoreless inning. Holmes entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth and got MJ Melendez to go down on strikes in the first at-bat, followed by a groundout by Michael Massey. The right-handed reliever would then allow the next two batters to reach before finally shutting the door on the Royals with a strikeout to end the game, earning his 13th save in the process. Holmes has now converted his last two save attempts and lowered his season ERA to 2.27 with Saturday's scoreless appearance.
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  • Yankees' Clay Holmes: Earns save Friday

    Holmes gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 12th save of the year Friday versus the Royals. Holmes gave up a leadoff single to Drew Waters in the top of the ninth, but he promptly retired Kyle Isbel, Maikel Garcia and Bobby Witt to secure a 5-4 victory for the Yankees. It was a nice bounce-back effort from the 30-year-old right-hander, who blew a save last time out against the Rockies. His season ERA is down to 2.33.
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