Selman walked one and struck out one en route to a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday, as the Giants beat the Mariners 6-4.
Thursday marked Selman's first save opportunity of 2020 and he capitalized. He also has two holds on the season through 19 appearances and carries a 2.70 ERA and 1.02 WHIP into San Francisco's upcoming series with Oakland.
Selman (1-1) allowed two runs on a hit and two walks in one-third of an inning, taking the loss in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Padres.
Selman allowed three straight batters to reach base to start the fifth inning, which generated a run. Tyler Rogers allowed an inherited runner to score, and the Giants were unable to cover for Selman's struggles. He had pitched 6.2 consecutive scoreless innings over his last eight outings prior to Sunday. The 29-year-old Selman has a 2.93 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 15.1 innings this season. He's added two holds.
Selman (1-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Dodgers after tossing a scoreless one-third of an inning, allowing one hit.
Selman entered the game with the Giants down 8-7 in the top of the 11th inning, and even though Cody Bellinger welcomed him with a single, he shut the door when Max Muncy grounded out softly with runners in first and second. This was Selman's first win of the season, and he's now generated three straight scoreless appearances, allowing just one hit and walking two in two innings over that stretch.
Selman was recalled by the Giants on Friday.
Selman will take the bullpen spot that had belonged to Sam Coonrod, who landed on the injured list with a strained right lat in a corresponding move. Selman posted a 4.35 ERA in his 10.1-inning big-league debut last season.
Selman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.
Selman threw 10.1 innings of relief for the Giants last season, walking 13.6 percent of opposing batters en route to a 4.35 ERA. He allowed just a single baserunner in 3.2 innings this spring.
Selman was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.
Selman made four appearances for the Giants in early August, allowing three runs in four innings. He recorded a strong 2.06 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 48 frames for Sacramento this season.
Selman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He will be banished to the minors for the second time in four days, and Selman did not get into a game during these two very brief big-league stints. Travis Bergen (shoulder) was activated from the IL and will take his spot in the bullpen.
Selman was promoted to the majors Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Shaun Anderson (blister) was placed on the 10-day injured list to make room for Selman's return. The 28-year-old will look to improve upon a rough four-game stretch in which the left-hander surrendered three runs on four hits across four innings to begin the month of August. The southpaw has had plenty of success with Triple-A Sacramento -- posting a 3-1 record with a 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 65:13 K:BB over 40 innings -- and will try to regroup in his second stint in the major-league bullpen.
Selman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Selman was brought up to the majors Thursday, though he surrendered three runs over four innings of work before being sent right back to Triple-A. Conner Menez and Williams Jerez were recalled in a series of roster moves.
Selman allowed a run on a hit and a walk in one inning pitched during Friday's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.
He only tossed three pitches before giving up a two-run home run to Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon, allowing an inherited runner to score as well. Selman has given up a run in each of his two relief appearances since being brought up as bullpen depth for the Giants after their trade-deadline purge. The southpaw is likely to remain in middle relief while he's up in the majors.
The Giants selected Selman's contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.
After the Giants shipped out three relievers (Sam Dyson, Mark Melancon and Drew Pomeranz) in deadline-day deals, Selman will join the big club to help restore depth in the bullpen. The 28-year-old lefty arrives in the majors for the first time with some level of intrigue after dazzling out of the bullpen at Sacramento this season. Over his 40 innings in the Pacific Coast League, Selman posted a 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 65:13 K:BB.
Selman agreed to a minor-league contract with San Francisco on Monday, Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball reports.
Selman pitched primarily at Triple-A Omaha a season ago, and after being let go by the Royals, he's been scooped up by the Giants. While he's yet to make his major-league debut, the 28-year-old lefty could do so at some point during the 2019 campaign if he performs well. Selman posted a 4.13 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 37 strikeouts in 2018 with the Storm Chasers.
Selman was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The left-handed reliever replaced one of the organization's top prospects, Josh Staumont, after the latter struggled through 16 starts at Triple-A. Selman cruised to a 2.97 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while holding Double-A opponents to a paltry .156 BAA. A second-round draft pick by the Royals in 2012, Selman has impressed the coaching staff since spring training. Although he's headed in the right direction, the 26-year-old doesn't project to hold much fantasy value as a middle reliever -- that's assuming he clears the final hurdle to MLB at some point.
Selman finished spring training with a 1.93 ERA in five appearances while holding opponents to a 1.07 WHIP and .067 batting average.
Having never made an appearance in an MLB game, Selman attended the Royals' spring training as a non-roster invitee. Selman made the most of the opportunity, only giving up one hit in 4.2 innings pitched, albeit a home run. However, if he wants a chance in the majors, he will need to perform better this coming season in the minors after going 3-5 with a 5.27 ERA in Double-A Northwest Arkansas last season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||vs SD||L 4-5||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|09/25||@ SD||L 5-6||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||vs COL||L 4-5||0.1||1||0||0||1|
|09/23||vs COL||W 7-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/19||@ OAK||L 0-6||0.1||2||3||1||0|
|09/17||@ SEA||W 6-4||1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|09/16||@ SEA||W 9-3||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||60.1||13||12||0||5||4||0||89||22||45||2.10||1.115|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||125.1||27||27||0||11||9||0||128||85||88||3.38||1.383|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||4.0||5||0||0||0||0||0||7||7||7||13.50||3.500|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||93.0||28||16||0||4||6||0||87||49||81||3.87||1.398|
|2015||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||56.1||41||0||0||3||5||3||69||42||56||5.29||1.747|
|2016||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||9.0||5||0||0||0||0||0||12||5||7||4.00||1.333|
|2016||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||9.1||9||0||0||0||0||0||8||10||17||14.84||2.967|
|2016||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||6.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||10||4||11||9.00||2.500|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||28.1||18||0||0||0||1||3||38||19||13||2.24||1.139|
|2017||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||39.1||24||0||0||4||3||5||59||19||21||2.99||1.023|
|2018||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||12.1||12||0||0||1||2||0||21||11||12||6.69||1.901|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||28.1||23||0||0||0||2||0||37||19||22||4.16||1.459|
|2019||AAX-Richmond Flying Squi||7.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||13||1||3||0.00||0.571|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||48.0||39||1||0||3||2||0||81||16||25||2.06||0.854|