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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-14 8-2 L1
28-16 7-3 L2
24-19 4-6 W2
23-22 5-5 W2
20-23 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 26.2 1 1 2.70 20 4

Top Jake Junis News

  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Earns second win

    Junis (2-1) allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Mets.

    Junis was handed a nine-run lead after two innings, and he held the Mets in check thanks to nine groundball outs. The primary damage against him came in the sixth inning when Francisco Lindor took him yard for a solo home run. However, Junis still managed to record his first quality start of the campaign, and his first win since April 22. Overall, Junis has maintained a 2.76 ERA and 24:5 K:BB across 32.2 innings.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Tosses six efficient innings

    Junis didn't factor into the decision during Friday's 8-7 loss to San Diego, allowing four runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in six innings.

    Junis successfully navigated a tough San Diego lineup aside from the third inning, when he surrendered all four runs on four hits. The 29-year-old reached six innings for the first time, and he did it on an impressive 76 pitches, though he only managed two strikeouts and five swinging strikes. Junis takes a 2.70 ERA and 1.01 WHIP into his next start, projected to come midweek against the Mets.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Rotation security increases

    With Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) getting placed on the 60-day injured list, it would seem that Junis has a better chance of sticking in the rotation over the next month.

    DeSclafani won't be eligible to return until late June, and while the Giants usually have viable options for rotation depth, Junis should be able to stick in the rotation if he continues to pitch well over the next month. He has a 1.74 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB in 20.2 innings over four starts.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Just misses quality start

    Junis (1-1) was hit with the loss Saturday against St. Louis despite a decent performance which saw him allow two runs on six hits across 5.2 frames. He struck out three batters while walking one.

    Junis was far from dominant, but he still came up just one out short of a quality start in his longest outing of the year. He was beaten by a Brendan Donovan RBI double in the second inning and a Tommy Edman solo homer in the fourth, and his teammates couldn't manage to put a single run on the board. Junis now owns a 1.74 ERA in 20.2 innings so far this season.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Another solid outing

    Junis allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over five innings in Sunday's win over St. Louis. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.

    Junis turned in a strong outing in which his only blemish was allowing a two-run homer to Juan Yepez in the second inning. He's now given up just two runs while posting a 15:3 K:BB through 15 MLB innings on the year. Oddly enough, the 29-year-old has coughed up 11 runs on five homers through three outings with Triple-A Sacramento this season. As of now, Junis is lined up for a rematch in St. Louis next weekend.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Recalled for Sunday's start

    Junis was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and will start Sunday against the Cardinals, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Junis was previously named the starter for Sunday's series finale, and he's now officially been called up from Sacramento. The 29-year-old has come out of the bullpen in his two previous appearances this season, but he covered five scoreless frames in each contest, so he shouldn't face any significant workload limitations in his first start of 2022.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Set for Sunday's start

    Junis will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Junis made two appearances with the Giants in late April, combining to throw 10 scoreless innings with a 10:1 K:BB. Given that he threw five frames on each occasion, he should be fully stretched out for a regular workload Sunday. It's unclear whether Junis will stick in the rotation moving forward, as the Giants have an upcoming day off Thursday that would allow them to utilize a four-man rotation in the short term.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Optioned to Triple-A

    Junis was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    This is noteworthy because Junis had logged 10 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts through his first two appearances, so the move wasn't necessarily deserved. Alex Cobb (groin) is expected to join the rotation early next week, so the Giants will add bullpen reinforcements for the weekend.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Strong outing behind opener

    Junis pitched five scoreless innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out six. He did not factor in the decision.

    The Giants chose to deploy Junis as the primary pitcher behind opener Sam Long in the contest, but the strategy didn't pay off as Long allowed the game's only run in his inning of work. Nonetheless, it was a promising outing by Junis, who recorded his second straight scoreless outing and has yet to allow a run while posting a 10:1 K:BB through 10 innings this season. It remains to be seen if Junis will continue to work behind an opener moving forward, but he has likely earned further opportunity with the club given his standout pitching thus far.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Likely pitching Wednesday

    Junis is expected to work as the Giants' primary pitcher Wednesday against the A's, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The 29-year-old picked up the win in his debut for the Giants on Friday after delivering five scoreless innings out of the bullpen, and it appears he'll fill the bulk role again Wednesday. Sam Long will start the contest and is likely to pitch an inning or two as the opener. Junis should continue seeing plenty of innings for the near future, either as a traditional starter or primary pitcher, until Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) and Alex Cobb (groin) return from the injured list.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Recalled by San Francisco

    Junis was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Since Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Junis will be available for Friday's matchup against the Nationals. If the right-hander isn't utilized out of the bullpen Friday, he's a strong candidate to take DeSclafani's place in the rotation. Junis has made three starts for Sacramento this year and has posted an 8.74 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 11.1 innings.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Fires five shutout innings

    Junis (1-0) allowed three hits over five scoreless innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over Washington.

    Junis was promoted from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and made his Giants debut out of the bullpen in Friday's victory. He allowed just one extra-base hit and was never in much danger during the dominant outing. Due to several injuries to the Giants' starting pitching group, Junis will likely stick around on the MLB roster and could find himself in the starting rotation next week.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Optioned to Triple-A

    Junis was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Junis allowed two hits and no walks while striking out four in four scoreless innings across two Cactus League appearances this spring, but he was unable to land a spot in the Giants' bullpen to begin the year. While the 29-year-old will begin the year in the minors, he'll be among the top candidates for a call-up if San Francisco needs a spot starter or long reliever.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Makes spring debut

    Junis (shoulder) pitched a perfect inning and struck out two in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Reds.

    Junis worked the ninth inning with little trouble in his spring debut. The right-hander has worked as a starter for much of his five-year MLB career, but the Giants' rotation is likely set with Junis on the outside looking in. He should be expected to work in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen. The 29-year-old had a 5.26 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB across 39.1 innings in 16 appearances (six starts) with the Royals last year.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Reaches deal with Giants

    Junis (shoulder) signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Giants on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Junis isn't expected to be part of the Giants' Opening Day rotation if the team escapes spring training with its top five starters intact, but given the poor durability that the likes of Carlos Rodon, Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Wood and Alex Cobb have shown during their careers, the 29-year-old Junis makes for valuable insurance. After working as a full-time starter for Kansas City from 2017 through 2019, Junis served as more of a swingman the past two years, accruing a 5.71 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 14.9 K-BB%. While those numbers aren't overly impressive, the Giants' ability to coax good results out of their pitchers in recent seasons will make Junis someone to keep an eye on if he gets a look in the rotation at any point.

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  • Jakob Junis: Hits open market

    Junis (shoulder) elected free agency after being outrighted off Kansas City's 40-man roster Friday.

    Junis refused an assignment to Triple-A Omaha and will instead test the open market. The 29-year-old posted a 5.26 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB over 39 innings during 2021 before finishing the season on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

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  • Royals' Jakob Junis: Lands on injured list

    Junis was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder impingement syndrome Wednesday.

    Junis struggled in Tuesday's start and gave up three runs in 4.2 innings. The right-hander was apparently dealing with a shoulder injury during the outing and will spend at least 10 days on the shelf as a result. It's not guaranteed that he'll return to the major-league rotation once he's healthy since Jackson Kowar was called up Wednesday.

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  • Royals' Jakob Junis: Pulled in fifth inning

    Junis (2-4) took the loss after pitching 4.2 innings against Cleveland on Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six.

    The 28-year-old got called up Tuesday from Triple-A Omaha and the start was his first action in the majors since June 3. A first-inning home run and a two-run single in the third inning by Amed Rosario accounted for all the damage against the right-hander. In what was Junis' longest outing since April 27, he was able to grind out a decent start, but it is currently up in the air whether he'll make another start for the big-league club.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, AR
Age: 29
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R