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Royals' Taylor Clarke: Clean inning Tuesday
Clarke logged a hold with one perfect relief inning in Tuesday's 12-11 extra-innings win over the Angels.
Clarke worked the eighth inning without trouble, but the game got chaotic after that. The 29-year-old is up to four holds in 26 appearances this season, maintaining a mid-leverage role in the Royals' bullpen. He's added a save, two blown saves, a 4.88 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 23:3 K:BB across 27.2 innings, but he's not expected to be in serious contention for regular save chances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Covers two innings Tuesday
Clarke allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings during Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Clarke was given the ball for mop-up duty as the Royals' offense gave starter Brad Keller no help in this contest. In his last nine outings, Clarke has struggled mightily, allowing 15 runs (13 earned) on 21 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in nine innings. Overall, the right-hander has a 6.00 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 16:1 K:BB across 21 innings. While the control is solid, the results aren't there, and he could be at risk of a demotion once the Royals get some injured or ill relievers back from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Takes loss in Arizona
Clarke (1-1) allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Clarke allowed two inherited runners to score on a Jordan Luplow three-run home run, then surrendered a two-run blast to Pavin Smith two batters later. What started off as a good season has quickly fallen apart for Clarke, who has allowed a stunning 12 runs (10 earned) in his last five outings. He's seen his ratios balloon to a 6.46 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 12:0 K:BB, three holds, a save and a pair of blown saves in 17 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Lit up Sunday
Clarke allowed four runs on four hits without recording an out in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Twins.
Clarke got the ball for the eighth inning after Brady Singer tossed seven shutout frames. The Royals led 6-0 when Clarke entered, but he allowed four straight singles before Scott Barlow took over and struggled in his own right. It's been ugly of late for Clarke, who has allowed nine runs (seven earned) in his last four appearances after a solid start to the year. The right-hander has a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 11:0 K:BB in 14.2 innings after Sunday's messy outing. He's added a save, three holds and a blown save in 16 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Secures first win
Clarke (1-0) earned the win in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Orioles. He pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.
Clarke did his job to keep the game tied at 4-4 in the eighth inning, and the Royals took the lead in the ninth. Through 11 innings, Clarke has a 0.82 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 11:0 K:BB. The lone run against him came on a solo home run in his second outing of the season. The right-hander has picked up a save, a hold and a blown save in 11 appearances, though his overall strong work has allowed him more high-leverage opportunities in the last couple of weeks.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Locks down save
Clarke pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Thursday's extra-inning win over the White Sox.
Clarke had a three-run lead to protect in the 10th inning, and he had no trouble converting his second major-league save. The 28-year-old was utilized for the save chance because Josh Staumont and Scott Barlow had pitched in the previous two innings. Clarke has done well to begin the season with a 1.13 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 8:0 K:BB in eight innings. He should continue to be deployed in a versatile role in the bullpen as long as his results stay strong.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Throws two scoreless innings
Clarke allowed a hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings during Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Twins.
Clarke began the season with three straight outings of one-third of an inning. He's been allowed to work longer assignments since then, covering two innings in each of his last two appearances. He's posted a 1.80 ERA, 0.40 WHIP and 4:0 K:BB through five appearances this season, though he'll likely remain in a multi-inning role going forward.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Opening season in majors
Clarke made the Royals' Opening Day roster, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Clarke signed a one-year contract with the Royals in December, so it's not much of a surprise he's on the roster. The 29-year-old reliever posted a 4.98 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 39:14 K:BB, 1-3 record and seven holds in 43 appearances for the Diamondbacks last season. With the Royals' bullpen strong at the back end, Clarke should figure to see mostly low-leverage assignments to begin 2022.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Taylor Clarke: Heading to Kansas City
Clarke signed a contract with the Royals on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Clarke was non-tendered by Arizona on Tuesday, and he was able to quickly latch on with a new team. The right-hander had a 4.98 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB over 43.1 innings during 2021 while operating exclusively as a reliever.... See More ... See Less
Taylor Clarke: Let go by Arizona
Clarke was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Clarke appeared in 43 games as a reliever during 2021 and had a 4.98 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB across 43.1 innings. He may need to settle for a minor-league deal to receive a chance in spring training in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Optioned to Triple-A
Clarke was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
Clarke has pitched poorly since the start of August, allowing 13 runs (10 earned) in his last 9.2 innings. He could return at some point later in the month, but his 4.98 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season should keep him in a low-leverage role.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Falters again
Clarke (1-3) took the loss in Sunday's 10-4 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, allowing four runs (three earned) on one hit and two walks without recording an out.
Clarke was brought in to pitch the 11th of a 3-3 game and proceeded to walk the first two Mariners before surrendering a two-run Kyle Seager double and being pulled. Though he hadn't pitched poorly prior to Sunday, the loss marks his third in his last four appearances and the 28-year-old now owns a 4.98 ERA on the season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Takes another loss in extras
Clarke (1-2) allowed one run (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out two across one inning, taking the loss to the Mariners on Friday.
Clarke entered the top of the 10th inning in a tied game, but the runner on second base scored on a single by Jarred Kelenic to give Seattle the lead. It was the second time in Clarke's last three appearances that he took the loss without giving up any earned runs. The 28-year-old has a 4.36 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 39 strikeouts in 43.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Tagged with loss in extras
Clarke (1-1) allowed an unearned run on two hits and no walks in a third of an inning to take the loss against the Phillies on Friday.
Clarke forced a fielder's choice to begin the 11th inning Friday, but he gave up a pair of singles and was charged with his first loss of the season as a result. The right-hander has made 10 relief appearances since he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in early August, and he's recorded an 8.22 ERA and 2.22 WHIP in 7.2 innings during that time.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Begins bullpen meltdown
Clarke allowed two runs on one hit and one walk over a third of an inning in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
The Diamondbacks held a 5-2 lead when Clarke entered to start the seventh inning, before the game was knotted at five by the time he and Joe Mantiply finished the inning. The 28-year-old former starter had been a reliable reliever until a shoulder injury shut him down in June. At the time, he had a 3.74 ERA, including a 2.37 stretch from May 1 to June 14. He's been less effective since his return earlier this month, giving up seven runs over eight appearances (9.45 ERA). It's a small sample, which can be attributed to the injury, but with spots in the 2022 bullpen wide open, the Diamondbacks would like to see the earlier version of Clarke cement a spot on next season's roster.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Implodes in ninth inning
Clarke allowed three runs on three hits and failed to procure an out in the ninth inning of Thursday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Giants.
Clarke was reinstated off the 10-day injured list earlier in the day and summoned to protect a 4-0 lead in the ninth inning but could not. He allowed a double, a single and another double before being replaced by closer Tyler Clippard. From there, things went further south. The collapse was emblematic of this year's edition of the Diamondbacks' bullpen, which has an MLB-worst 5.43 ERA.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Reinstated from 10-day IL
Clarke (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Clarke spent a month and a half on the injured list, but he made three rehab appearances prior to his return. Across his two outings at Triple-A Reno, the righty allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three in two scoreless frames. The right-hander should serve as a middle reliever now that he's fully healthy.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Throws in rehab outing
Clarke (shoulder) allowed five runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning for High-A Hillsboro on Tuesday.
This was Clarke's first appearance on rehab assignment. While the results were not good, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo indicated to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic prior to the outing that Clarke could be back with the team soon. "He's been feeling very, very good," Lovullo said. "He's going to fast-track this and get back to us as soon as possible." Clarke has been on the injured list since June 15.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Throws sim inning
Clarke (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch simulated inning Saturday.
Clarke's been on the injured list since the middle of June with a strained right teres muscle. The right-hander is expected to next pitch in a "B" game at Salt River Fields, the site of the organization's training complex.... See More ... See Less
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