Plutko (3-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out four across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Royals.
Plutko effectively limited the Royals, though he was punished for his one mistake when he allowed a solo home run to Hunter Dozier in the first inning. Otherwise, only two other hitters reached scoring position across his remaining six innings of work. The strong effort was needed for Plutko, as he had allowed 10 earned runs across 10 innings in his last two starts. He now owns a 4.81 ERA but has a useful 1.09 WHIP as he has handed out only six free passes across 48.2 innings. He'll look to string together quality performances in his next start, currently scheduled for Thursday in Kansas City.
Plutko allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out one batter and taking the no-decision in the win over Detroit.
Plutko got hammered for five runs for the second straight outing, raising his ERA to 5.40. During those starts, he's struck out just two batters while yielding three homers in 10 innings. His next start should come at home against the Royals on Saturday if he sticks in the rotation.
Plutko is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Tigers.
Plutko will pick up his first start since June 28 after Cleveland's light schedule allowed the team to get by with a shortened rotation over the last two and a half weeks. Though he remained on the active roster throughout that stretch, Plutko didn't make any appearances in relief. He presumably kept his arm conditioned for starting duty during the idle period by pitching in a simulated game or two, so Plutko shouldn't face any notable workload restrictions in his return to the mound.
Plutko isn't listed among the Indians' projected starters for their three-game series with the Royals.
Plutko's last start came June 24 in against Kansas City, when he covered four innings of one-run ball before being pulled from the outing after a rain delay. He mopped up in long relief in his subsequent appearance last Friday in Baltimore, giving up five runs on nine hits and one walk in 4.2 innings. The poor showing didn't do Plutko any favors in re-entering the pitching schedule during the Indians' five-game week, so manager Terry Francona looks prepared to stick with a four-man rotation thanks to off days Monday and the upcoming Friday. The Indians will next require a fifth starter July 16 against the Tigers.
Plutko gave up one run on one hit and no walks while striking out three though four innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Monday.
Plutko was cruising through four innings but had his start cut short by a rain delay that lasted over two hours. Plutko is giving up 2.8 HR/9 and served up another solo shot despite the strong outing. The 27-year-old has a 3-1 record with a 4.26 ERA through six starts this season. Plutko will make his next start at Sunday Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Plutko gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out five through 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Plutko limited the Rangers to one run until the fourth inning, when he quickly allowed two hits and a run before two errors allowed another run to score. The right-hander was removed after 89 pitches after surrendering another extra-base hit, leaving him unable to complete the fifth inning. Plutko had delivered quality starts in his previous two outings, but a 6.68 FIP suggested there was regression coming. Plutko would be lined up to face the Royals on Monday if he stays in the rotation.
Plutko (3-1) gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings Friday in a win over the Tigers.
Plutko gave up both of his earned runs in the bottom of the second inning on a pair of solo homers, and the Tigers would push across another run in the third on a sacrifice fly. The 27-year-old has now put together quality starts in back-to-back outings, and he'll likely remain in the starting rotation moving forward with Carlos Carrasco out for the foreseeable future.
Plutko (2-1) allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks across six innings to earn a victory against the Yankees on Saturday.
The 27-year-old yielded just one run on one hit in his 2019 MLB debut, but he gave up seven runs on 12 hits in his next start. After that rough outing, Plutko went back to Triple-A until Saturday. His overall numbers aren't going to be great because it's a small sample size with one horrendous outing, but Plutko has more than held his own in two of his three big-league starts in 2019. He is 2-1 with a 5.19 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 17.1 innings this season. Carlos Carrasco landed on the injured list with an undisclosed blood condition Wednesday, and Plutko probably pitched well enough in this outing to earn another start in his place.
Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the Yankees, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Plutko will join the big-league rotation over the weekend after Carlos Carrasco was sent to the injured list with an undisclosed blood condition. With the Indians dealing with multiple injuries to their starting rotation, Plutko could stick around beyond Saturday's start if he holds his own. In two starts for the big club this season, Plutko has racked up a 6.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB in 11.1 innings.
Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
He had success in his first start with the big club, but he gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits (four home runs) in 5.1 innings in Thursday's start against the Rays. It is unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.
Plutko (1-1) took the loss Thursday against the Rays by surrendering seven runs on 12 hits with three strikeouts through 5.1 innings.
Plutko took his first loss of the season as he fell victim to the long ball, limiting the damage to a trio of solo shots before Kevin Kiermaier swatted a fatal three-run, inside-the-park homer in the sixth. On the bright side, Plutko didn't walk anyone and managed to punch out three. The right-hander is coming off a solid start in which he allowed just one run after missing the beginning of the season with a right forearm strain, so perhaps this shaky outing was a fluke. Through both games this year, the 27-year-old holds a 6.35 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. He'll get a chance to prove himself again with a Tuesday tilt at Fenway Park.
Plutko (1-0) earned the win Saturday against the Orioles by allowing one run on one hit across six innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Plutko missed the beginning of the season with a right forearm strain but showed no rust Saturday as the lone hit he allowed was a solo home run to Trey Mancini. The 27-year-old may have been able to pitch deeper since he finished at 83 pitches, but it makes sense the team would take it slow in his first major-league start of the year. Plutko is set to take the mound again Thursday versus Tampa Bay.
Plutko was recalled from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his start Saturday against the Orioles.
He gave up one run on a walk and two hits while striking out four in five innings in his most recent start for the Clippers. His previous outing was a disaster, as he gave up five runs and didn't make it out of the first inning. Plutko could stick in the big-league rotation for the foreseeable future if he can prove to be a serviceable option, and Saturday's matchup is certainly favorable.
Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the Orioles, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
With Plutko joining the rotation Saturday, Shane Bieber and Carlos Carrasco will now take the mound Sunday and Monday, respectively. After getting rocked in his first start for the Clippers earlier in May, Pluto allowed one run across five innings his last time out for Columbus. With the big-league staff currently dealing with multiple injuries, Plutko could remain in the rotation for a few turns, assuming he holds his own.
Plutko (forearm) gave up five runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one in one-third of an inning in his return to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.
The right-hander made it through three frames in his final extended spring outing last week, but Plutko could not even record a second out in his first start back at the Triple-A level. He missed the start of the year with a right forearm strain. While the Indians are hurting for starters at the big-league level, it doesn't seem like Plutko is a realistic option in the immediate future.
Plutko (forearm) will join Triple-A Columbus after completing three innings at an extended spring training game Friday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Plutko has been nursing the right forearm strain over the last month but appears to be nearing his season debut for the Clippers. Corey Kluber (forearm) and Mike Clevinger (back) are both on the injured list for the Indians, so if Plutko pitches well early he could put himself in consideration for a spot in the major-league rotation.
Plutko (forearm) is two weeks away from game action, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Plutko has been sidelined all season with a forearm strain, but he picked up a throwing program last week and progressed to throwing batting practice Wednesday. He'll likely need to make at least a few rehab appearances before potentially being considered to fill an opening in the big-league rotation created by Mike Clevinger's (back) absence.
Plutko (forearm) has resumed a throwing program and is expected to be ready to pitch in games in about 2-to-3 weeks, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The Indians will likely want Plutko to complete at least a few rehab outings in the minors before considering him for the long-term opening in the rotation that was created by Mike Clevinger (back) moving to the 60-day injured list. Plutko, currently on the 7-day IL at Triple-A Columbus, posted a 5.28 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.0 K/9 over 17 outings (12 starts) with the big club in 2018 and won't warrant much immediate interest if he does get the call to the Cleveland rotation at some point this season.
Plutko opened the season on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Columbus due to a right forearm strain, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The news of Plutko's injury became more consequential Tuesday after the Indians placed Mike Clevinger (back) on the 10-day injured list and revealed that the 28-year-old right-hander would be shut down from throwing for the next 6-to-8 weeks. Clevinger's absence leaves a long-term vacancy in the rotation, which Plutko could be asked to fill once he overcomes his own injury. Until then, it's unclear whom the Indians will turn to in Clevinger's stead. Other options among Plutko's rotation mates at Columbus include Asher Wojciechowski, Jefry Rodriguez, Cody Anderson and Chih-Wei Hu.
Plutko was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Plutko stumbled to a 9.45 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 13.1 innings this spring, prompting the Indians to send him to the minors to open the season. The right-hander compiled a 5.28 ERA across 76.2 innings with Cleveland last season and doesn't figure to make much of an impact at the big-league level in 2019.
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