McGee (2-2) won Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Washington, striking out three in a clean seventh in a 2-1 San Francisco triumph.
McGee entered a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the seventh, striking out all three Nationals to send the game to extras, and was put in line for the win after San Francisco plated two runs in the top of the eighth. McGee and Tyler Rogers have shared the closer role since May, which has actually served McGee well (aside from less save opportunities) as he's only allowed one earned run over his last 9.2 innings.
McGee allowed an unearned run on a single and a walk in two-thirds of an inning and was credited with the loss in Wednesday's 4-3, extra-innings loss to the Rangers.
The lefty was a casualty of the extra-innings rule, as he recorded two outs, intentionally walked Isiah Kiner-Falefa, then yielded a walk-off single to Brock Holt. The run was unearned, so McGee has now given up just one earned run in his last 8.2 innings dating back to May 18. Although McGee has been usurped by Tyler Rogers for most of the Giants' save opportunities, he remains a high-leverage option for his team and has maintained some fantasy value by recording plenty of holds.
McGee pitched a perfect inning and struck out two to earn a hold in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
With five holds and a save in his last six outings, it's fair to say McGee has swapped into the setup role while Tyler Rogers has a firmer grip as the closer. For the year, McGee has a 4.01 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 31:5 K:BB across 24.2 innings. He began the year as the closer and went 12-for-14 in save chances. The southpaw may continue to get ninth-inning assignments based on matchups, but Rogers has been more effective overall.
McGee allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit while striking out two, securing the save in the win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
It wasn't a clean outing for McGee, as he surrendered a two-run home run to Albert Pujols with one out in the ninth inning. Despite allowing the tying run to come to the plate, McGee was able to retire the final two batters for the save. The 34-year-old's 12 saves is tied for fourth in all of baseball. His ERA jumped to 4.37 and he has a 11.5 K/9. Tyler Rogers has been the better reliever lately and has taken some saves away from McGee.
McGee pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn a hold in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Arizona.
Wednesday was his first appearance since May 19, when he logged a hold versus Cincinnati. While San Francisco hasn't seen many save opportunities lately after going 3-3 with two blowout wins in the last week, McGee has been used in the eighth inning in close games lately. Tyler Rogers loaded the bases but escaped the jam in the ninth Wednesday -- while he may be the favorite for saves currently, McGee remains in the mix as manager Gabe Kapler takes a committee approach to the closer role.
McGee pitched a perfect eighth inning with no strikeouts to earn a hold in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Cincinnati.
This was the southpaw's first hold of the year, as he successfully protected a one-run lead. Buster Posey's three-run double in the ninth inning meant there was no save situation when Tyler Rogers entered the contest. McGee has been San Francisco's closer for the first quarter of the season, but his shaky pitching in the last week has meant more ninth-inning chances for Rogers. It's unclear if the duo of relievers will be utilized on a game-by-game basis or if Rogers has surpassed McGee for the closing job -- this is a bullpen situation to monitor in the near term.
McGee didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to record the save during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Reds. He did not record a strikeout.
The 34-year-old made quick work of Cincinnati and retired the side in order on nine pitches. McGee has been up-and-down this season with a 4.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 26 K:BB over 18.2 innings, though he's converted 11 of 13 save chances.
McGee (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Saturday versus Pittsburgh. He struck out none.
The 34-year-old entered the game with the score tied at 6-6, but he struggled to maintain control. Jacob Stallings completed Pittsburgh's comeback with a two-run home run. McGee had pitched four straight scoreless innings entering Saturday. The southpaw now has a 5.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 26:4 K:BB across 17.2 innings while going 10-for-12 in save chances this season.
McGee blew his second save of the season after allowing an inherited runner to score in Friday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Pirates. He did manage to strike out the side after allowing the base hit upon entering the game in the ninth.
McGee entered in the ninth with runners on the corners after Kevin Gausman allowed consecutive singles to open up the frame. The 35-year-old immediately gave up a game-tying RBI single to Bryan Reynolds before punching out the next three hitters and sending the game into extra innings. The left-hander now owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.12 WHIP but is tied for third in baseball with 10 saves and has an impressive 26:4 K:BB over 17 innings.
McGee had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner during the ninth inning to record the save during Tuesday's 4-2 win against Texas.
The 34-year-old retired the side in order on 15 pitches to close things out for San Francisco. McGee is 10-for-11 in save opportunities and has a 4.50 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB through 16 innings this season.
McGee allowed two hits and struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning Monday, earning a save over the Rangers.
McGee gave up a pair of singles but managed to get out of the jam on just 14 pitches. His season ERA fell from 5.14 to 4.80 and he's now 9-for-10 in save opportunities.
McGee earned the save with a scoreless inning against San Diego on Friday. He walked one and struck out the side.
McGee was coming off a disastrous outing in his previous appearance during which he gave up four runs, but he bounced back Friday with a scoreless frame to secure his eighth save. The left-hander has struggled of late -- he has a 10.80 ERA across his past seven outings -- but appears to still have control of the closer role for San Francisco. In his first season with the team, he has registered a 21:4 K:BB across his first 14 innings.
McGee pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed four runs on four hits with one strikeout in a loss in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Colorado.
McGee has only kept runs off the board once in his past six outings, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) in 5.2 innings in that span. McGee ultimately didn't take the loss, as Camilo Doval was the one to give up a walkoff two-run home run. Through 13 innings, McGee has a 5.54 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB. He remains 7-for-8 in save chances, but his recent struggles could force manager Gabe Kapler to turn to Tyler Rogers for closing duties in the near future.
McGee allowed two unearned runs on one hit and struck out three in one inning in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.
McGee entered the game with a four-run lead to start the ninth inning. Wilmer Flores committed a throwing error with two outs and McGee allowed Jesus Aguilar to blast a two-run home run. McGee then ended the threat by striking out Garrett Cooper. The unearned runs won't damage the Giants' closer's stat line, as he has a solid 2.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB across 12 appearances. He's gone 7-for-8 in save chances.
McGee clinched his seventh save of the season after striking out the side Thursday against the Marlins.
McGee entered the game in the ninth with a three-run lead and didn't have problems closing things out, retiring Garrett Cooper, Jazz Chisholm and Miguel Rojas with just 16 pitches (12 strikes). The veteran left-hander has gone 7-for-8 in save opportunities this season and is firmly entrenched as the Giants' closer -- he owns a 2.61 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and a 14:3 K:BB through 10.1 innings so far.
McGee allowed one run on one hit and notched a strikeout in one inning in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Phillies.
McGee entered the game in a non-save situation and allowed a solo shot to Rhys Hoskins. The 34-year-old McGee needed a couple of days to recover from side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, but he should be good to resume his closer duties. He's racked up six saves in seven chances with a 2.89 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB across 9.1 innings this season.
McGee was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday.
McGee was absent for the last two days while dealing with the side effects of the coronavirus vaccine. He's ready to go again now and should be the primary option should a save chance arise in Tuesday's contest.
McGee is feeling better as he recovers from his recent COVID-19 vaccine but is likely to need one more day before returning to the roster, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
McGee was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday while dealing with the side effects of the shot, but it doesn't look as though he'll miss more than two games. Tyler Rogers would ordinarily be the next man up if a save chance arises, but he's pitched on each of the last two days, so that job could go to any of a large number of similar players Monday.
The Giants announced that McGee was placed on the injured list Sunday after he experienced some lingering effects from the second COVID-19 vaccine shot he received recently, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
McGee received the shot in question late in the week, and the side effects he experienced from the vaccine may have played a factor in his substandard outing Saturday, when he blew a save against the Marlins while giving up two runs on four hits over one inning. The Giants are hopeful that McGee will only need a day or two to recover before he's back to feeling 100 percent, so fantasy managers should continue to hold him in the meantime. Even after Saturday's blowup, McGee has still been one of the top fantasy closers this season with a win, six saves and a 2.16 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over his nine outings.
The Giants placed McGee on the injured list Sunday due to an unspecified issue.
McGee's move to the IL comes one day after he was charged with his first blown save of the season when he gave up two runs on four hits over a 35-pitch inning against the Marlins. Prior to the implosion, McGee had been one of baseball's most valuable closers through the first two weeks of the season with a win and six saves across his initial eight appearances. The fact that the Giants aren't listing McGee with a specific injury suggests his IL move could be related to COVID-19 protocols, but no information on his situation has emerged. In the meantime, the Giants are likely to turn to Tyler Rogers as their interim closer.
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