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Angels' Andrew Wantz: Hit with first big-league loss
Wantz (2-1) was charged with the loss and a blown save against Houston on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out one batter over one inning.
Wantz came into the contest with the Angels up by a run in the seventh inning. He began the frame by allowing Trey Mancini to single, and Chas McCormick followed with a two-run home run to flip the lead in favor of the Astros. Though Wantz bounced back by retiring the next three hitters, the damage was done, and the righty reliever took his first loss in 55 career outings. Wantz has allowed three runs over his past two innings after going six straight appearances without surrendering a run or a hit.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Making strides with cutter
Wantz has been throwing his cutter more often over the past few months, and it has helped him post a 2.08 ERA over 16 games since July 3, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The cutter wasn't part of Wantz's arsenal early in his professional career -- he began to develop it during the 2020 season, when he worked out at home due to the cancellation of the minor-league campaign. The right-hander didn't use the pitch much early this season, but he's turned to it frequently over the past few months, and his ERA has improved from 4.00 to 3.06 since July 3. Per Fletcher, Wantz attributes his improvement this season to the cutter in addition to more focus on his command.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Serves up two homers in return
Wantz was reinstated from his three-game suspension Saturday and made a relief appearance in the Angels' 9-1 loss to the Astros, giving up two runs on two hits over an inning while striking out two of the five batters he faced.
Wantz was handed the three-game suspension for throwing pitches at Seattle's Julio Rodriguez and Jesse Winker in a June 26 spot start, with his actions inciting a benches-clearing brawl. The 26-year-old returned to his familiar bullpen role Saturday, but he provided little relief behind starter Patrick Sandoval, as Wantz served up solo home runs to Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Banned three games
Wantz received a three-game suspension for his actions in Sunday's brawl with the Mariners, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Wantz was ejected from Sunday's game after hitting Jesse Winker with a pitch and inciting the further incident. He is not appealing the discipline, so will be unavailable for the team's three-game set with the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Ejected Sunday
Wantz was ejected during the second inning of Sunday's game against the Mariners after hitting Jesse Winker with a pitch, which incited a benches-clearing brawl, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The right-hander served as the opener Sunday and threw a pitch behind Julio Rodriguez during the opening frame, and he followed up by plunking Winker on the first pitch of the second inning, which prompted a fight that resulted in six players and both managers being ejected. Wantz is likely to face a suspension.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Gets look in opener role
Wantz is listed as the Angels' starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Mariners and is expected to be deployed as an opener, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Though he'll be credited with his first career big-league start, Wantz is likely to be pulled before Seattle's lineup turns over and is unlikely to factor into any decision. Instead, Jose Suarez, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier Sunday, is the better bet to cover most of the innings for the Angels in the series finale. Wantz hasn't worked more than 2.1 innings in any of his 11 appearances with the Angels this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Notches first win Sunday
Wantz (1-0) was credited with the win against the Mariners on Sunday, pitching a perfect inning during which he struck out two batters.
Angels starter Kenny Rosenberg went 4.2 scoreless frames, falling just shy of qualifying for the win. The victory instead went to Wantz, who pitched a clean sixth inning that included two strikeouts. This was the right-hander's first win of the season and just the second of his big-league career. He's posted a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 12:2 K:BB across 13.1 innings with Los Angeles this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Brought up from Triple-A
The Angels recalled Wantz from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Anaheim swapped Wantz into its bullpen for Kenny Rosenberg, who was optioned to Triple-A since he wasn't going to be available for at least the next four days after covering five innings and tossing 99 pitches in long relief during Tuesday's loss to the Yankees. Like Rosenberg before him, Wantz is expected to handle lower-leverage work out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Returns to Triple-A
Wantz was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
Wantz was promoted from Salt Lake on Saturday and will return there without making an appearance for the Angels. He's pitched in three big-league games this season and has allowed two runs over three innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Back in majors
Wantz was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake prior to Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Oakland.
He gave up two runs in three innings over three appearances earlier this season. Look for Wantz to pitch in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Heading to Triple-A
Wantz was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Wantz was called up by the Angels on April 19, and he allowed two runs in three innings over three relief appearances with the big-league club. He's posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 5.1 innings over four relief appearances in the minors this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Joins big-league club
Wantz was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
Wantz missed out on a spot on the Angels' Opening Day roster but will join the team ahead of Tuesday's game against the Astros. The 26-year-old received his first taste of big-league action in 2021 and had a 4.94 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 38:11 K:BB over 27.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Optioned to Salt Lake
Wantz was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Wantz made two relief appearances in the Cactus League this year and allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three in three scoreless frames. Although he made 21 relief appearances for the Angels last year, he'll begin the 2022 campaign in Salt Lake.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Shelled by Houston
Wantz allowed four runs on four hits over one inning against the Astros on Monday.
The Angels were down by a manageable two runs when Wantz entered the contest in the eighth inning, but Houston rocked him for four runs to essentially put the game away. The biggest hit against the right-hander was a three-run homer off the bat of Martin Maldonado. Wantz has served up a long ball in two of his past three appearances and has surrendered seven earned runs across four innings over that stretch. The rookie's ERA is an unsightly 6.23 through 18 outings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Earns first big-league win
Wantz (1-0) was credited with the win Saturday versus the Padres, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing one walk while striking out three.
Angels starter Jose Suarez lasted only 3.2 frames, allowing Wantz to pick up the victory by holding San Diego scoreless during his brief appearance. The right-hander struck out the final three batters he faced after walking Jake Cronenworth to lead off the fifth inning. Wantz has posted a superb 21:4 K:BB across 11.2 frames this season, though he has struggled with the long ball (2.3 HR/9).... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Rejoins Angels
The Angels recalled Wantz from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The righty has appeared in four games for the Angels this season, posting a 5.06 ERA in 5.1 innings while striking out nine and walking three. Wantz hasn't pitched for Triple-A Salt Lake since Thursday, so he should be fresh and ready for low-leverage relief work in the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Sent to Triple-A
Wantz was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Wantz was promoted from Triple-A on Friday and will return there without making an appearance for the big-league club. The right-hander has spent most of the season at Salt Lake, where he has a 3.10 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 28:7 K:BB over 29 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Wantz: Recalled by Angels
Wantz was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The right-hander will provide an extra arm in the Angels' bullpen after Steve Cishek was placed on the bereavement list Friday. Wantz has allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out nine in 5.1 innings across four relief appearances in the majors this year.... See More ... See Less
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