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Padres' Matt Waldron: Quality start in no-decision
Waldron allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings in a no-decision versus the Giants on Wednesday.
Waldron's six innings were a season high in the majors for the 27-year-old righty in what was likely his last outing of the year. He allowed two or fewer runs in five of his eight appearances (six starts). Waldron is at a 4.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB through 41.1 innings in the majors after posting a 7.31 ERA in 92.1 minor-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Strikes out nine in no-decision
Waldron allowed a run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Cardinals on Friday.
Waldron, who's gone at least five innings in three straight starts, was impressive but didn't get enough run support to pick up the win. His lone mistake resulted in a solo home run by Masyn Winn in the sixth inning. Waldron now has a 4.58 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB through 35.1 innings across seven appearances (five starts). The right-hander is lined up for a road outing in San Francisco next week, which would likely be his last of the season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Earns first career win
Waldron (1-3) earned the win Saturday, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk over 5.1 innings against the Athletics while striking out five.
Waldron allowed at least one man to reach base in all six innings in which he appeared but was mostly able to pitch his way out of trouble and keep the Padres in the game. The rookie right-hander matched his season high with five strikeouts in the contest en route to recording his first career win. He has, however, allowed at least one home run in all six of his starts this season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Draws another start Saturday
Waldron is slated to start Saturday's game against the Athletics in Oakland.
Waldron will make a second straight turn through the San Diego rotation after tossing five innings and allowing four runs in a losing effort in his most recent outing Sunday against the Astros. With Rich Hill having been demoted to the bullpen and placed on waivers and with both Yu Darvish (elbow) and Joe Musgrove (shoulder) looking unlikely to pitch again in 2023, Waldron should have a fair amount of job security in the rotation regardless of how he performs.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Yields four runs in loss
Waldron (0-3) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out one batter and taking a loss against the Astros.
Waldron turned in a couple of scoreless frames before coughing up three runs in the third inning. It was tied for his longest MLB outing but also raised his ERA to 5.55 through 24.1 innings on the year. He entered the rotation for Rich Hill, who would later allow two unearned runs in three innings of relief Sunday. It's unclear if Waldron will get another look in the rotation or be moved back to a bulk-relief role.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Joining rotation Sunday
Waldron is listed as the Padres' probable starting pitcher for Sunday's game in Houston.
At least for one turn through the rotation, the Padres will turn to Waldron to replace Rich Hill, who could be moved to the bullpen after delivering a 10.71 ERA and 1.97 WHIP across 19.1 innings over his first six outings since joining San Diego at the trade deadline. Since being called up from Triple-A El Paso on Aug. 28, Waldron has made two extended relief appearances, working five innings on Aug. 31 and 4.2 innings this past Monday. He stretched out to 88 pitches in his most recent outing, so Waldron should be able to provide the Padres with plenty of length as he moves into the rotation Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Tosses 88 pitches in relief Monday
Waldron entered in the second inning of Monday's loss against Philadelphia and allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three batters over 4.2 frames while notching a no-decision.
Rich Hill started for San Diego and was lit up for six runs over 1.1 frames. Waldron took over with one out in the second and ended up pitching through the end of the sixth inning. The right-hander wasn't dominant but did keep the contest from becoming a blowout after the Phillies' fast start. Waldron has worked twice in long relief since being recalled from the minors Aug. 28, totaling 9.2 frames and yielding four runs along with a 7:1 K:BB. Per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Waldron could be a consideration to replace the struggling veteran Hill in the rotation, though that's merely speculation at this point.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Back with Friars
The Padres recalled Waldron from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
The 26-year-old right-hander will join the 26-man active roster as a replacement for Yu Darvish (elbow), who was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday. Darvish had been lined up to make his next turn through the rotation in Wednesday's game in St. Louis, so Waldron could be an option to make a spot start that day or serve as a bulk reliever if he's not needed out of the bullpen Monday or Tuesday. Waldron has previously made two starts with San Diego this season, covering 9.2 innings between them while allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Heads back to Triple-A
The Padres optioned Waldron to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
Waldron started the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, yielding five runs over five innings in a losing effort. The 26-year-old returns to El Paso, where he's posted a 7.28 ERA in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Stuck with loss in matinee
Waldron (0-2) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, giving up five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out five.
Making his second career start in the majors, Waldron had trouble putting Arizona batters away when it mattered and got tagged for runs in the first, third and fifth innings, with the big blow being a two-run shot from Tommy Pham in the right-hander's final frame. Waldron's usage of a knuckleball makes him a bit of a novelty in the modern game, and he has yet to allow a hit on the pitch, but through his first 9.2 big-league innings he's surrendered a .923 SLG on his mediocre low-90s fastball.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Recalled for doubleheader
Waldron was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to start in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Diamondbacks.
After a decent performance during his first major-league start in June, Waldron will be called upon for his second test Saturday. The 26-year-old knuckleballer hasn't been outstanding in the minors, however, holding a 7.28 ERA and 1.63 WHIP through 85.1 innings. He will likely be optioned back to Triple-A after Saturday's games -- especially if he starts to get hit around by major-league batters.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Sent to Triple-A
Waldron was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Waldron didn't get into a game after getting the call a few days ago and has pitched in one game all year for the big club, giving up two earned runs in 4.2 innings on June 24 against Washington. Robert Suarez (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Returns to majors
The Padres recalled Waldron from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
San Diego played two Saturday and used a combined eight relievers across both games of the twin bill. Waldron will provide a fresh arm and should be able to handle multiple innings if necessary. The right-hander has worked primarily as a starter at Triple-A this season, pitching to a 7.02 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 66.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Optioned to El Paso
The Padres optioned Waldron to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
With the return of Steven Wilson (pectoral) from the injured list, Waldron will return to the minors to free up a spot in San Diego's bullpen. The 26-year-old knuckleballer has allowed two runs over 4.2 major-league innings, but his 7.02 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in Triple-A tell a different story about how his season has gone so far.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Recalled to bullpen
San Diego recalled Waldron from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
Waldron will rejoin the Padres in a long relief role ahead of Tuesday's game against the Angels. He made a spot start last month and scattered two earned runs on four hits and one walk over 4.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Sent down Sunday
Waldron was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribunereports.
The 26-year-old made his major-league debut Saturday against Washington and took the loss after he allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 4.2 innings. Waldron will return to the Triple-A rotation, where he has a 7.02 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 75:24 K:BB across 66.2 frames this season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Loses debut
Waldron (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two over 4.2 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Nationals.
Waldron held his own in his big-league debut, but two of the four hits he allowed were solo home runs to Jeimer Candelario and Lane Thomas. It's unclear if this will lead to additional starts for Waldron, who is the only knuckleballer active in the majors. He pitched to a 7.02 ERA with Triple-A El Paso. If he doesn't get another start, Waldron will likely be back in the minors in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Officially promoted for spot start
The Padres selected Waldron's contract from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday ahead of his start against Washington.
The 26-year-old knuckleballer hasn't exactly been outstanding in Triple-A this season with a 7.02 ERA and 1.65 WHIP, but his unique arsenal of pitches could be enough to throw big-league hitters off their game a bit. Ray Kerr was optioned to El Paso in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Matt Waldron: Will start Saturday
The Padres will promote Waldron from Triple-A El Paso to start Saturday's game against the Nationals, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Waldron will be making his major-league debut in Saturday's game and will become the only active pitcher in the bigs that features a knuckleball in his arsenal. The 26-year-old righty has been hit around quite a bit in Triple-A this season with a 7.02 ERA and 1.65 WHIP alongside a 75:24 K:BB through 66.2 innings. No word yet on how the Padres' rotation will shift to accommodate for Waldron's arrival, but more information should come ahead of Saturday's game.... See More ... See Less
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