Stammen (0-1) allowed one run on two hits and struck out two over 1.1 innings in a loss against the Giants on Monday. He also recorded a base hit in his lone at-bat of the night.
Stammen retired the first four batters he faced before serving up a pinch-hit home run to Mike Yastrzemski in the seventh that put the Giants up 3-2. The long ball ended up being the difference in the game as the 37-year-old was handed his first loss of the season. Stammen has struggled in both of his outings thus far, as he's given up five hits (two home runs) and three runs in 3.1 innings of work.
Stammen has allowed only one run on three hits across 7.2 innings this spring while posting a 4:3 K:BB.
The veteran reliever struggled with a career-worst 5.63 ERA last season, though his 3.36 FIP suggests that he was dealt some bad luck in the abbreviated campaign. Stammen isn't an appealing fantasy option but should serve as an important stabilizing presence in the middle of the Padres' bullpen.
Stammen tossed 1.2 scoreless innings Friday in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out zero.
Stammen pitched well as the opener during Friday's decisive matchup, but he was still removed early as the Padres used nine pitchers to secure the win. Mike Clevinger (elbow) and Dinelson Lamet (biceps) could return to action for the NLDS against the Dodgers, and Stammen would likely be moved to the bullpen if they're available.
Stammen will be the first pitcher for the Padres in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Round against the Cardinals on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Stammen will almost certainly be an opener rather than a true starter, as he's yet to throw more than two innings in an appearance this season and hasn't started a game since 2010. The Padres used eight pitchers in Game 1 on Wednesday and nine in Game 2 on Thursday, so frequent pitching changes will certainly be nothing new for manager Jayce Tingler.
Stammen (4-2) earned the win Saturday against the Giants after pitching two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while fanning two.
Stammen piggybacked Zach Davies' strong opening performance -- three scoreless innings -- en route to his fourth win of the season, ending a streak of two straight appearances allowing earned runs out of the bullpen. Stammen has been one of San Diego's most reliable relievers of late, though, posting a 1.80 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in nine appearances (10 innings) this month.
Stammen (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Rockies after allowing one run on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.
Stammen entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and didn't have a good performance. He allowed a single to Ryan McMahon and walked Garrett Hampson before recording the first out, and then Daniel Murphy delivered a walkoff single to give the Rockies the win. This was Stammen's first loss of the season, but he hasn't been pitching well of late -- he has given up five runs in 2.1 innings across his last four relief appearances.
Stammen allowed four runs on four hits in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He did not record an out.
Stammen came on to pitch the top of the seventh with the game tied at 3-3. He allowed four singles and a hit-by-pitch without getting an out. He left the game with the Mariners leading 6-3 and was charged with one more run when Austin Nola extended Seattle's lead with a sacrifice fly. Luckily for the right-hander, the Padres let him off the hook by rallying for four seven runs in the bottom half of the inning. Stammen's ERA jumped to 7.90 on the campaign, although it's worth noting that 11 of the 12 earned runs he's allowed came in three bad outings.
Stammen (1-1) allowed an unearned run despite not giving up a hit or a walk in one inning Tuesday against the Dodgers, leaving him on the hook for the loss.
Stammen's throwing error allowed Austin Barnes to reach second base in the seventh inning. Reliever Tim Hill then allowed the inherited runner to score the decisive run on an A.J. Pollock double. Stammen didn't help his own cause defensively, but he's still had only one truly negative outing in five appearances this season. The 36-year-old is likely to continue seeing work in the late innings for the Padres.
Stammen (1-0) earned the win in relief Friday against the Rockies. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Stammen has registered three scoreless outings out of four appearances out of the bullpen this season, and this outing was a nice return to form for the 26-year-old after he blew the save Wednesday against the Giants. He should remain a prominent arm in the Padres bullpen moving forward.
Stammen has been playing catch every weekday and throwing bullpen sessions twice a week at Petco Park, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
He said he is trying to stay in the same arm shape as he was when spring training was suspended. Stammen, who is ticketed for a middle relief role if/when the season gets underway, had a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 4:0 K:BB in five innings during Cactus League play.
Stammen signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Padres on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The third season of the deal is a club option, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The 35-year-old returns to the place where he spent the last three seasons. He posted a 3.29 ERA in 82 innings for the Padres last season, saving a career-high four games. He could remain one of the main secondary options behind Kirby Yates in the ninth inning going forward, though his drop in strikeout rate from 27.8 percent in 2018 to 21.5 percent in 2019 suggests that he could be better suited for a middle-relief role.
Stammen (7-7) was charged with the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after surrendering two runs and a pair of walks across one inning.
The right-hander came into a scoreless game in the sixth inning to replace Chris Paddack and successfully finished out the frame. Unfortunately, the seventh inning didn't go so smoothly. Stammen hit a batter and walked two before getting the boot. Ketel Marte soon took advantage by socking a grand slam, charging a pair of runs and the loss to Stammen. The 35-year-old has 27 holds this season with a 3.59 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
Stammen (7-6) tossed two scoreless innings, allowing just a single hit while striking out a pair to earn the win in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Giants.
Stammen did a strong job of suppressing the Giants long enough for Josh Naylor to provide a go-ahead single in the eighth inning. Kirby Yates then converted the save to make a winner of Stammen. The 35-year-old owns a 3.41 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 71.1 innings this season, having recorded 27 holds as Yates' primary setup man.
Stammen allowed one run on two hits, taking his seventh blown save of the year in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Braves.
Stammen allowed a game-tying solo home run to Ronald Acuna in the seventh inning of Saturday's contest. Stammen's seven blown saves dubiously lead the majors in that category, though most of them could more accurately be called "blown holds." He has a serviceable 3.94 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 48 innings this season, having accumulated four saves and 19 holds as a regular set-up man to closer Kirby Yates. Stammen had only blown nine saves in his previous nine seasons, with five of them coming last year.
Stammen (6-4) picked up the win Friday after holding the Dodgers scoreless with two hits and a strikeout over 1.1 innings.
With the score tied 2-2, Stammen came into the game in the seventh inning to replace starter Eric Lauer. The 35-year-old successfully prevented the potent Dodger lineup from causing any damage as both of the hits he allowed were singles. A two-out home run by Hunter Renfroe in the eighth then boosted the Padres ahead to win the game. The veteran setup man has been mostly solid for San Diego this year, compiling a 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 35:7 K:BB over 41 appearances.
Stammen struck out three in 1.1 perfect innings of relief to record his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Orioles.
He entered the game with the bases loaded in the eighth inning after Cal Quantrill had walked in a run -- technically a save situation, with the tying run on deck despite the five-run cushion -- and Stammen fanned Dwight Smith to end the threat before breezing through the ninth. The veteran reliever now has a 4.46 ERA and 32:7 K:BB through 40.1 innings on the year, with five wins and 16 holds to go with his saves.
Stammen gave up a hit and two walks in 1.1 scoreless innings while striking out one to record his third save of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Brewers.
With Kirby Yates having pitched on three straight days and four of the last five, the Padres closer got the day off and left ninth-inning duties to Stammen, who got the job done despite issuing multiple free passes for the first time all year. The veteran setup man now sports a 3.79 ERA and 29:5 K:BB through 38 innings, and Stammen has five wins and 16 holds to go along with his saves.
Stammen (5-3) picked up the win Friday against the Rockies after tossing a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Stammen came into the 11th inning with the game tied at 11 and managed to keep the Rockies from scoring. The Padres took advantage by tacking on five runs in the 12th inning to gift Stammen with the win. The right-hander had a few ugly recent outings, but overall has a 4.04 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 26:3 K:BB over 33 appearances.
Stammen (4-3) took the loss against the Nationals on Sunday, giving up four earned runs on five hits while recording two outs in the Padres' 5-2 defeat. He struck out one and walked none.
Stammen has been a reliable cog in San Diego's bullpen, but he had an outing to forget in this contest as he gave up four home runs in a row in the eighth inning to Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon. The rough performance bumped his ERA from 3.27 to 4.28 through 33.2 innings, but he still has 15 holds and a 24:3 K:BB, so hopefully this is just a blip in what has otherwise been a solid season.
Stammen picked up the save by striking out one over a scoreless ninth inning Friday night against the Blue Jays.
Stammen struck out the first batter of the inning and drilled the second hitter with a pitch before managing to record the final two outs of the ballgame. He threw nine of 13 pitches for strikes on the way to his second save. Though Kirby Yates is locked in as the closer for the Padres, Stammen has proven himself worthy of save opportunities on nights when Yates is unavailable.
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