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Thu, May 19 @ 1:10 pm ET
vs Cincinnati Reds (10-26)
  • Progressive Field
  • CLE -125, O/U 8
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
22-16 5-5 W1
18-19 4-6 L2
16-18 5-5 L2
14-22 5-5 W2
13-25 5-5 L2

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 1.29 18 2 0.64

Top Sam Hentges News

  • Guardians' Sam Hentges: Extends scoreless streak

    Hentges threw a perfect inning in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the White Sox.

    Over his last nine outings, Hentges threw 11.0 shutout innings, allowing just six hits and a walk. The southpaw continues to be stingy with baserunners, posting a 0.62 WHIP and a 17:1 K:BB across 13 innings this season. Hentges is still most likely to serve as a multi-inning option for now, but extended success could see him eventually be in position to pick up the occasional hold.

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  • Guardians' Sam Hentges: Working well out of bullpen

    Hentges allowed two hits and struck out three in two scoreless innings in Sunday's 10-2 loss to the Yankees.

    This was Hentges' first appearance longer than an inning. He entered the game after Aaron Civale struggled through the first three innings. Hentges has put up a 1.42 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 9:0 K:BB through 6.1 innings to begin the season. The southpaw will likely continue to be an option for bulk relief duties, so he probably won't interest most fantasy managers unless he pitches his way into the rotation.

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  • Guardians' Sam Hentges: Resuming relief role this season

    Hentges will begin the 2022 season in the bullpen, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Not surprisingly, Hentges is on the outside looking in for a spot in the rotation. The southpaw struggled with a 6.68 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 30 appearances last season, but he was more effective in relief than he was in his 12 starts. The 25-year-old should see mostly multi-inning assignments, and he could function as a piggyback to starters as they build up their pitch counts early in the season.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Pitching well in relief

    Hentges has allowed two runs in 6.1 innings since transitioning to a bullpen role.

    Hentges was at his best in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Yankees, striking out the side in the ninth inning to end the lopsided contest. The southpaw had little success as a starter this year, but he's been more effective in a low-leverage relief role. Overall, the 25-year-old has a 6.86 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 63:30 K:BB through 63 innings across 26 outings (12 starts).

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Moves to bullpen role

    Hentges pitched a perfect inning in relief during Friday's 8-5 loss to Boston.

    The southpaw last started Aug. 26, allowing four runs (two earned) versus Texas. Logan Allen took Hentges' regular turn through the rotation Wednesday, suggesting the latter isn't currently set for work as a starter. With Aaron Civale (finger) also nearing a return from the 60-day injured list, Hentges could either be ticketed for a move to the bullpen or a demotion to Triple-A Columbus -- given his 7.18 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 54:30 K:BB through 57.2 innings this season, he could benefit from more work in the minors.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Takes no-decision

    Hentges allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across four innings against the Rangers on Thursday. He did not factor into the decision.

    It was another subpar performance for Hentges, who lasted only four innings for his second straight start. The 25-year-old just hasn't had the distance, pitching a maximum of five innings twice in 12 starts. Overall, Hentges has compiled a 7.31 ERA and 1.94 WHIP across 21 appearances. If he remains in the rotation, the southpaw tentatively aligns for a Wednesday start at Kansas City.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Solid in no-decision

    Hentges didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 9-1 win over the Angels, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two.

    Cleveland's offense staked Hentges to a 5-0 lead through two innings, but the southpaw didn't have a long enough leash to qualify for a win as he got the hook after 61 pitches (41 strikes). It was still his longest outing since July 7, and he's been effective enough in his latest stint with the big club to retain a rotation spot, posting a 4.50 ERA and 7:3 K:BB through 10 innings over five appearances in August.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Gives up three runs Saturday

    Hentges didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Tigers after allowing three runs on four hits while fanning three across two innings.

    Hentges once again struggled to pitch deep into the game but that shouldn't be much of a surprise, as he has pitched at least five complete frames just twice across his 19 outings this season. He also ended a streak of three straight appearances allowing one or fewer runs. The southpaw now owns a 6.00 ERA with a 2.00 WHIP across four appearances this month.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Unsteady across two innings

    Hentges allowed one run on four hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings in a no-decision versus Cincinnati on Monday.

    The southpaw gave up an RBI single to Joey Votto in the first inning, but Cleveland's offense made sure Hentges wouldn't take a loss in the bullpen game. The 25-year-old has a 7.71 ERA, 2.04 WHIP and 46:27 K:BB through 46.2 innings. It's unclear if he'll return to a bullpen role or remain in the rotation going forward -- if it's the latter, he lines up to start versus Detroit over the weekend. Either way, Hentges' performance suggests he's not likely to be much of an asset in fantasy.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Starting bullpen game

    Hentges will start Monday's game against the Reds, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Hentges will make his ninth start of the season with Cleveland employing a bullpen game. The left-hander made his last start July 7 and covered 4.1 innings, but he's unlikely to pitch that deep Monday given he's covered single frames in each of his past two outings.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Pitches scoreless inning

    Hentges allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning during Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Toronto.

    Hentges was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on July 22, but Tuesday was his first appearance since rejoining the major-league roster. The 25-year-old has worked as both a starter and a reliever this year, and he's been a long-relief option since his call-up. He owns an 8.04 ERA, 2.02 WHIP and 45:25 K:BB across 43.2 innings in 16 appearances (eight starts).

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Recalled by Cleveland

    Hentges was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Hentges was sent to the minors prior to the All-Star break, and he gave up three runs in 4.1 innings across three relief appearances at Triple-A Columbus. He's posted an 8.23 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 42.2 innings across 15 appearances (eight starts) in the majors this year, but he could be a candidate to claim a starting job after Eli Morgan was sent down in a corresponding move.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Optioned to Triple-A

    Hentges was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Hentges has struggled during his last three starts, allowing 16 earned runs on 17 hits across 10.1 innings. With the All-Star break offering the club rotation flexibility, there's a chance that Hentges could be brought back to the big leagues following the break, but that decision likely won't be made until some time next week. Triston McKenzie was recalled in a corresponding roster move to start Friday.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Takes loss in Game 2

    Hentges (1-4) took the loss in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus Tampa Bay. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 4.1 innings.

    While Hentges pitched into the fifth inning for the first time since June 20, he got no offensive support from his Cleveland teammates. The rookie southpaw continues to struggle with an 8.23 ERA, 2.04 WHIP and 44:25 K:BB across 42.2 innings this season. He's started eight of his 15 appearances, but his spot in the rotation will likely be in jeopardy when some of Cleveland's injured arms return.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Dealt another loss

    Hentges (1-3) took the loss versus Houston on Friday. He allowed six runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

    For the second straight outing, a half-dozen runs were charged to Hentges. The southpaw continues to struggle in a starting role this year. Through 14 outings (seven starts), he's posted an 8.22 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 41:22 K:BB across 38.1 innings. Hentges will likely stay in the rotation until one of Zach Plesac (thumb) or Shane Bieber (shoulder) is ready to come off the injured list. Hentges tentatively lines up to pitch versus Kansas City next week.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Struggles with command in loss

    Hentges (1-2) allowed six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out a batter over 3.1 innings as he took the loss against the Twins on Sunday.

    Hentges had some difficulty locating the strike zone Sunday, as he threw just 38 of his 72 pitches for strikes. His four walks are tied for the most in an outing this season. The 24-year-old did not pitch a clean inning after giving up a run in the first, two in the second, one in the third and two more in the fourth. Hentges hadn't given up a home run since May 17 but surrendered a two-run blast off the bat of Andrelton Simmons in the second and a solo shot to Josh Donaldson in the third. He now owns a 7.32 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 38:20 K:BB over 35.2 innings. His spot in the rotation should still be safe for now with Cleveland dealing with injuries to their top three arms but lines up for a daunting matchup against the red-hot Astros this week.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: Start postponed by rain

    Hentges will start Sunday against the Twins instead of Saturday as previously scheduled, as Saturday's game has been postponed due to rain, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in September. Logan Allen was scheduled to be called up to start Sunday, but Cleveland will simply push Hentges back by a day instead.

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  • Indians' Sam Hentges: In line for another start

    Hentges will remain in the rotation and start Saturday's game against the Twins, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    After working in relief in his first three outings of June, Hentges moved back into the rotation last weekend, when a fifth starter was needed with Zach Plesac (thumb) and Shane Bieber (shoulder) on the injured list. Hentges delivered an excellent start against the Pirates, working five scoreless innings while allowing only two hits and a walk. He'll be awarded a second straight start on the back of his strong effort, and the 24-year-old lefty likely gained some additional security in the rotation Monday, when Aaron Civale (finger) suffered an injury that will likely keep him on the shelf until late July or early August.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Shoreview, MN
Age: 25
Bats/Throws: L, L