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Aug 9, 2022 0 0 1.84 0 4
Aug 6, 2022 0 0 1.98 0 4
Aug 3, 2022 0 0 2.13 0 3
Aug 1, 2022 0 0 2.31 0 3
Jul 31, 2022 0 0 2.53 0 3

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2022 39.53 14.7 25 7 1.84 0.95
2021 2173.6 55.3 7 4 11 78 32 4.07 1.21
2020 73.52.7 27.0 1 2 1 53 16 2.67 1.11
3y Avg. 1053.4 29.3 3 2 4 46 16 3.38 1.13
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Settling in at major-league level

    Karinchak struck out four in 1.2 perfect innings during Monday's 3-1 loss to the Red Sox. Karinchak gave up three runs in his first two innings this season, but he's since settled down with 6.2 consecutive scoreless frames. Overall, he's pitched to a 3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 16:4 K:BB in 8.2 innings, though he's pitched in a low-leverage role. The dominance of Emmanuel Clase essentially rules out any chance of closing duties, but continued success could earn Karinchak more of a look as a setup man later in the year.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Returns to big leagues

    Karinchak was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. A few short years ago, Karinchak was one of the hottest young relievers in the game. He fell apart in 2021, with Karinchak's downward trajectory coinciding with MLB's sticky-stuff crackdown. The hard-throwing righty has not pitched well at all with Columbus this year (5.73 ERA, 1.91 WHIP), but the Guardians need a fresh arm, so they will give Karinchak a look in the majors for the first time this season.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Reinstated, sent down Saturday

    Karinchak (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. Karinchak has been dealing with a shoulder strain since spring training but has been pitching in Columbus over the last month. He posted a 5.73 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 11 innings over 12 relief appearances during his rehab assignment and will remain in the minors now that he's deemed fully healthy. If he joins the Guardians at some point, he should be in the mix for setup duties.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Begins rehab assignment

    Karinchak (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Karinchak dealt with arm stiffness late in spring training and was shut down from throwing to begin the regular season after being diagnosed with a shoulder strain. The right-hander isn't eligible to return until next week since he's on the 60-day injured list, but his rehab assignment should be the final step in his recovery process. Karinchak converted 11 of 16 save chances last year but will likely work in a setup role for the Guardians once he's healthy since Emmanuel Clase has performed well as the team's closer in 2022.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Karinchak (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Karnichak has been out all year with a strained shoulder. He remains without a clear timetable but will now be ineligible to return before early June. The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Yohan Ramirez, who was acquired in a trade with the Mariners on Monday.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Shut down from throwing

    Karinchak (shoulder) is likely to start the season on the injured list, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Karinchak was reportedly dealing with arm stiffness to begin spring training, though the injury has since been clarified as a right teres muscle strain. Regardless, he has now been shut down from throwing for an additional 7-to-10 days. Karinchak's status should only further cement Emmanuel Clase's role as Cleveland's closer.
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  • Guardians' James Karinchak: Tending to arm stiffness

    Karinchak was scratched from his scheduled relief appearance in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Padres after experiencing arm stiffness in his throwing session earlier in the day, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The Guardians are describing Karinchak's removal from the pitching schedule as precautionary, so he could be ready to return to game action within the next few days if the stiffness subsides. After dominating in the first three months of last season and working himself into a closer timeshare with Emmanuel Clase, Karinchak faded badly from July 1 onward, delivering a 6.53 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over his final 20.2 innings in the majors. He may need a healthy, productive spring to avoid a demotion to Triple-A Columbus once the Guardians head north for the regular season.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Back in big leagues

    Karinchak was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Karinchak has saved 11 games this season but pitched himself out of a high-leverage relief job in late August after struggling to a 9.75 ERA over his last 12 innings of work. He's been good in seven Triple-A appearances, giving up two runs on three hits in six innings of work while striking out nine batters and walking three. It's not impossible that he could see a save chance or two in the final series of the season, but the team doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in him given his demotion.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Demoted to minors

    Karinchak was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. The righty allowed three runs without recording an out Friday and has posted a 9.75 ERA In 12 innings dating back to July 22. The demotion is shocking after Karinchak pitched to a 2.67 ERA and 53:16 K:BB in 2020, establishing himself as one of baseball's more dynamic setup relievers. He could find himself back with Cleveland soon enough, assuming he can resolve his command issues and regain some confidence at Triple-A. Bobby Bradley (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Melts down Friday

    Karinchak (7-4) took the loss Friday versus Boston. He failed to record an out while allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. Called upon to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Karinchak walked Christian Vazquez and allowed a single to Jarren Duran before Jonathan Arauz went deep. Consistency remains an issue for Karinchak, who has allowed runs in seven of his 18 appearances since the All-Star break. He owns a 4.14 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 77:32 K:BB across 54.1 innings overall, but his recent struggles have led to Emmanuel Clase working more as a full-time closer late. Karinchak has 11 saves, five blown saves and 13 holds in 59 appearances.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Posts 12th hold

    Karinchak allowed a hit and two walks in one-third of an inning, earning a hold in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Angels. The right-hander has somewhat rebounded from an ugly July, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks in 7.1 innings in August. Karinchak loaded the bases in the eighth inning Sunday, but Bryan Shaw was able to escape the jam on just two pitches. For the year, Karinchak has a 3.74 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 75:31 K:BB across 53 innings. He's added 11 saves, 12 holds, four blown saves and a 7-3 record, but Emmanuel Clase has emerged as a clearer favorite for ninth-inning duties since the All-Star break.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Logs 10th hold

    Karinchak struck out one in a perfect eighth inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 7-5 win over Detroit. After a nightmarish July saw him allow nine runs in 11 innings, Karinchak has strung together three straight scoreless innings to begin August. The 25-year-old's slump last month did some damage to his ratios, which now sit at a 3.51 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 74:28 K:BB in 48.2 innings overall. He's added 11 saves and 10 holds in a high-leverage role, but it appears Emmanuel Clase, who pitched a scoreless inning to earn the save Sunday, has a slight edge for save chances under acting manager DeMarlo Hale.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Melts down Friday

    Karinchak (7-3) took the loss Friday versus the White Sox. He allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batsman while failing to record an out. Karinchak lacked control throughout the appearance, and the White Sox were able to capitalize. The 25-year-old was done after he threw an errant fastball with the bases loaded that hit Jose Abreu in the head, causing the benches to clear. It's another rough outing in a month full of them in Cleveland's bullpen. Karinchak has given up six runs in 10.2 innings with an 11:6 K:BB in July, pushing his season ERA up to 3.18 through 45.1 innings. With Cleveland acting as sellers at Friday's trade deadline, save chances for both Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase may be fewer and farther between over the last two months of the season.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Collects win Sunday

    Karinchak (7-2) allowed a walk in a scoreless inning, earning the win Sunday versus Tampa Bay. Karinchak has had some unsteady performances lately, but he was fairly sharp Sunday. He kept Cleveland's deficit from growing, then earned the win when the offense scraped together two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The 25-year-old has a 2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 69:25 K:BB across 44.1 innings. He'll likely continue to share the late innings with Emmanuel Clase, who converted his 12th save Sunday. Karinchak has 11 saves, nine holds and three blown saves.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Notches 11th save

    Karinchak fired a perfect ninth inning en route to earn the save in the win over the Astros on Wednesday. Karinchak retired the side in the ninth inning, getting all three batters to pop up in the infield. The 25-year-old recorded his 11th save, tying teammate Emmanuel Clase for most on the team. Cleveland's closing situation has been somewhat inconsistent and the save opportunities usually go to Clase or Karinchak depending on the matchup. Karinchak hasn't struck anyone out over his last three appearances, which is uncharacteristic considering his 14.5 K/9. The 25-year-old has 2.55 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP across 42.1 innings.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Sloppy work for 10th save

    Karinchak allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning, earning the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over Oakland. Karinchak put the first two batters aboard and allowed a run on a sacrifice fly, but he was able to get out of trouble in the end. Emmanuel Clase pitched a clean inning for a hold in Saturday's contest. With both of Cleveland's top ninth-inning options a little shaky lately, manager Terry Francona will have to pick and choose based on matchups. Karinchak still has a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 68:23 K:BB across 41.1 innings this year, to go with 10 saves, nine holds and two blown saves.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Picks up win Friday

    Karinchak (6-2) allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning Friday, earning the win over Kansas City. The right-hander kept Kansas City off the board in the top of the ninth inning, and Bobby Bradley walked it off for Cleveland to earn Karinchak his second win in as many days. The 25-year-old has a 2.52 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 68:22 K:BB through 39.1 innings this season. Emmanuel Clase took a blown save in the eighth inning Friday -- Karinchak seems to have a slight edge for closing duties lately, although it's expected the pair of relievers will continue to share the role.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Nabs win following blown save

    Karinchak (5-2) blew the save Thursday against the Royals but registered the victory after allowing one run on two hits in one inning. He struck out a pair. Karinchak was tasked with protecting a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning, but Carlos Santana blasted a leadoff home run to center field on a full-count pitch to tie things up. Cleveland turned Karinchak's blown save into a win when Franmil Reyes hit a walkoff three-run dinger in the bottom of the inning. It was only the second blown save in 11 opportunities for Karinchak, who owns a 2.58 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 38.1 innings on the season. Opponents are hitting just .129 off the 25-year-old, who has racked up 66 strikeouts against 22 walks.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Nails down ninth save

    Karinchak allowed one hit in one inning and earned the save Thursday against the Twins. Karinchak allowed a two-out double to Jorge Polanco, but secured the save by inducing groundouts from Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler and Alex Kirilloff. The 25-year-old Karinchak has been terrific all season, converting nine of 10 save opportunities with a 2.67 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 58:19 K:BB over 33.2 innings. His lone blown save came way back on April 7 in his third appearance of the year.
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  • Indians' James Karinchak: Earns save Sunday

    Karinchak earned the save Sunday against the Pirates after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, walking one and striking out one. Karinchak has gone 8-for-9 in save chances this season. He had to work to get the job done Sunday, as he needed 23 pitches to close things out, and only 13 of those were strikes. The right-hander owns a 2.84 ERA on the season.
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