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Guardians' Zach Plesac: Quality start in no-decision
Plesac did not factor into the decision Tuesday against the Reds, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings.
The quality start was Plesac's second of the year. While the results were strong, Plesac was far from dominant, inducing only six swinging strikes on 95 pitches. He still has not topped four strikeouts in a game this season and his stellar 2020 short-season run is a distant memory at this point. With the amount of contact he allows, Plesac should be considered a high-risk option.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Coughs up five runs
Plesac yielded five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks over 6.1 frames in Monday's victory over the White Sox. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
Plesac got off to a rough start, coughing up four runs in the first inning. Most of the damage came via Gavin Sheets' three-run shot. He kept the White Sox off the board until Tim Anderson knocked an RBI double in the seventh. Plesac posted a 1.53 ERA through his first three starts but he's now sporting a 4.68 ERA after allowing 17 runs (14 earned) over his last three outings. The 27-year-old is expected to take the mound in Minnesota this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Handed loss Wednesday
Plesac dropped to 1-3 after giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out four across five innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Padres in the first game of a doubleheader.
Plesac was handed the loss after he surrendered a go-ahead double to Austin Nola in the top of the sixth inning, with San Diego maintaining the lead from thereon. After turning in a 1.53 ERA in 17.2 innings over his first three starts of the season, Plesac has surrendered 12 runs (10 earned) between his subsequent two outings to inflate his ERA to 4.44.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Guardians-Padres rained out
Plesac and the Guardians won't face the Padres on Tuesday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Cleveland, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The two teams will make up the interleague matchup Wednesday as part of a straight doubleheader that begins at 1:10 p.m. ET. According to Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Plesac will start the first game of the twin bill, opposing former Cleveland rotation mate Mike Clevinger (knee), who will return from the injured list to make his season debut for the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Roughed up by Angels
Plesac (1-2) took the loss against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out two.
The right-hander had pitched well over his first three starts of the year, allowing just three earned runs across17.2 frames. However, he struggled to fool Angels batters Wednesday, notching only three swinging strikes and registering a season-low two punchouts. Los Angeles got to him for two first-inning runs and then posted four more in the second frame on a Taylor Ward grand slam. Plesac's ERA ballooned from 1.53 to 3.80 as a result of the poor outing, and he'll look to get back on track in his next start, which is expected to come at home against San Diego next week.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Earns first win
Plesac (1-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out three across 6.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the White Sox.
Plesac effectively pitched to contact, as he generated only nine swinging strikes across 85 pitches. The majority of the damage against him came in the fourth frame, when he surrendered two doubles and a walk to account for the only earned run he allowed. Plesac has maintained a 1.53 ERA across his first 17.2 frames of the season, largely on the basis of avoiding mistakes and giving up only 1.0 BB/9 and 1.0 HR/9.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Yields two runs in loss
Plesac (0-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Giants.
Plesac wasn't very sharp Friday, but the only real damage against him came from a pair of solo homers by Brandon Crawford and Joc Pederson. The 27-year-old righty tossed 53 of 81 pitches for strikes, with 10 swinging strikes. He's now sporting a 1.69 ERA with seven punchouts after two outings. Plesac is expected to face the White Sox at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: No-decision in pitchers duel
Plesac didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 1-0 extra-inning loss to the Royals, allowing three hits and zero walks over 5.2 scoreless innings. He struck out three.
It took a phantom runner in the 10th inning to finally break the scoreless tie, but Plesac was long gone by then, having tossed 70 pitches (47 strikes) for the Guardians. The right-hander will look for a little more support in his next scheduled start Friday at home against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Solid versus Arizona
Plesac allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four over three scoreless innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
This was Plesac's best start of the spring so far as he gets ramped up for a spot in the rotation this season. A thumb injury cost him time in 2021, but he's fully healthy heading into 2022. The right-hander had a 4.67 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 100:34 K:BB across 142.2 innings in 25 starts last season. Plesac is a gamble in fantasy -- his best season came in a small sample in 2020, while his other two major-league campaigns have been much more pedestrian. If Eli Morgan or Sam Hentges show well, they could be options to replace Plesac in the rotation if he has another uneven season.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Burned by homer
Plesac allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two across six innings Wednesday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.
Plesac allowed a three-run home run to Salvador Perez in the opening inning before recording an out, which went a long way to sinking his final start of the season. He allowed two additional runs in the following frame, but he settled down to complete at least six innings for the third time in his last four outings. Plesac will close the campaign with a 4.67 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 100 strikeouts across 142.2 innings. Though he's shown consistently strong control, Plesac has allowed 1.4 HR/9 across 313.2 career frames and also has an unremarkable 19.2 percent career strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Allows pair of runs Tuesday
Plesac allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across 5.1 innings in the win over the White Sox in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader. He did not factor into the decision.
Plesac surrendered two runs on an Andrew Vaughn single in the sixth inning. He has been solid as of late, carrying a 3.60 ERA in 35 innings over his last six starts. On the season, the 26-year-old has a 4.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 98 punchouts in 136.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Takes sixth loss
Plesac (10-6) took the loss Friday versus the Yankees. He allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings.
While Cleveland at least put seven runners on base in the contest, the offense didn't provide Plesac with much support after giving him no hits in his last start. The 26-year-old wasn't very sharp Friday either, allowing home runs to Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge before running into more trouble in the seventh inning. Through 131.1 innings this year, Plesac has a 4.59 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 94:30 K:BB. He lines up for a home start versus Kansas City next week.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: No help in loss
Plesac (10-5) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss versus Milwaukee on Saturday.
For the third time this season, Cleveland's offense mustered zero hits in one of Plesac's starts. To the 26-year-old's credit, he rebounded after a tough first two innings to earn a quality start despite the loss. The right-hander has a 4.45 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 88:29 K:BB through 125.1 innings this season. He's limited opponents to three or fewer runs in each of his last four starts. Plesac is projected to make his next start on the road against the Yankees next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Earns 10th win
Plesac (10-4) allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings to earn the win Sunday versus Boston.
The right-hander put quite a bit of traffic on the basepaths, but Boston proved unable to capitalize until the fifth inning. Cleveland was able to hold onto its lead, giving Plesac his 10th win of the year in his 21st start. He's been solid across 119.1 innings, posting a 4.53 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 85:27 K:BB this season. With Cleveland at least temporarily shifting to a six-man rotation, Plesac's next start is currently projected for Saturday at home versus Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Tosses seven scoreless
Plesac (9-4) picked up a win, pitching seven scoreless innings while giving up two hits and no walks in Tuesday's win over the Royals. He struck out seven.
The 26-year-old was sharp in this start, limiting the damage to a first-inning single by Whit Merrifield and a fourth-inning Nicky Lopez double. It was his first scoreless start since May 7 versus the Reds and the starter had struggled to an ERA of 6.33 over his prior five starts in August. He'll look to build on his success from this outing in his next one, tentatively lined up for Sunday in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach Plesac: Secures eighth win
Plesac (8-4) picked up the win in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Rangers, allowing two runs on eight hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander ran out of steam in the sixth inning and exited after 97 pitches (57 strikes), falling just short of his eighth quality start of the season, though the Cleveland offense made sure the win was never in doubt. Plesac will take a 4.78 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 73:24 K:BB through 107.1 innings into his next outing.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Crown Point, IN|
|School: Ball State|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|