Plutko allowed a run on three hits and struck out three across 2.1 innings in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Cleveland.
Making his first appearance against the only franchise he'd ever known until this year, Plutko delivered a credible relief performance. Overall, though, he's in the midst of a rough patch, having given up 19 runs (18 earned) in his last 12.1 innings spanning nine appearances. Plutko has a 5.61 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 29:12 K:BB and five holds across 33.2 innings spent mostly in a low-leverage bullpen role.
Plutko (1-2) took the loss Monday versus Minnesota. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning.
Plutko allowed the initial runner in the 10th inning to score on a wild pitch. It wouldn't have mattered ultimately -- Jorge Polanco took Plutko deep with two outs to provide just enough insurance for Minnesota to win. The right-hander gave up 13 runs (12 earned) across 12.1 innings in May. For the year, he's produced a 4.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 20:12 K:BB across 27.1 innings. He's collected five holds and taken two blown saves in 21 outings.
Plutko (1-1) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over two innings in a loss to Washington on Saturday.
Plutko struggled through the fourth inning, allowing an RBI double to Trea Turner and a three-run home run to Ryan Zimmerman. The right-hander got through the fifth without trouble, but Baltimore wasn't able to pull even again in the contest. Plutko has hit a rough patch, allowing 10 runs over his last 3.1 innings after a fairly strong start to the season. He now owns a 4.74 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 17:11 K:BB across 24.2 innings, mainly as a multi-inning reliever.
Plutko allowed two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning in Wednesday's 9-7 loss to Tampa Bay. He was charged with a blown save.
The right-hander entered the game in relief of starter John Means with one out in the seventh inning. Plutko allowed an inherited runner to score before allowing a game-tying, two-run home run to Randy Arozarena. The 29-year-old Plutko has hit a rough patch with seven runs allowed in his last 3.2 innings, including a four-spot against the Yankees as an opener on May 16. He's posted a 3.57 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 14:10 K:BB across 22.2 innings overall with five holds, two blown saves and a win in 17 outings. He should be expected to work in lower-leverage roles until he can get back in a groove.
Plutko allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in one inning in Sunday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.
Plutko made his first start of the season Sunday, but he was unable to last past the first inning since he gave up a walk, two singles and a pair of home runs to begin the game. However, the Orioles scored 10 runs in the contest, which allowed Plutko to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander could make more starts later in the season, but he could also pitch as a reliever in his next outing.
Plutko will start for the Orioles against the Yankees on Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
This will be Plutko's 16th appearance and first start for Baltimore after he was traded from Cleveland shortly before Opening Day. His home-run rate this season is well below his career 1.89 HR/9 mark, and his 17.1 percent strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. Further, he hasn't gone more than three innings in an appearance this season, so it's difficult to see him qualifying for the win.
Plutko allowed two inherited runners to score and allowed a hit and a walk in one inning to take a blown save Sunday versus Boston. He struck out one.
Plutko can't be fully blamed for the blown save -- starter Dean Kremer allowed consecutive singles to begin the sixth inning before the call to the bullpen was made. Plutko allowed a two-run double to Rafael Devers, with the runs charged to Kremer. The 29-year-old Plutko has been solid this season with a 0.95 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB across 19 innings. He's a versatile option for manager Brandon Hyde, but he's picked up only three holds while often working in lower-leverage situations.
Plutko allowed three hits and a walk with one strikeout over 2.1 scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Yankees.
Plutko didn't factor in the decision, but he gave Baltimore a strong outing in a long-relief role. The 29-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 10:4 K:BB and three holds across 15 innings this season. Despite those sterling stats, Plutko isn't likely to work late in games; rather, he'll mostly see multi-inning assignments and perhaps some spot starts.
Plutko pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Athletics.
Plutko relieved starter John Means with one out in the seventh inning. The 29-year-old Plutko has a 1.42 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 9:3 K:BB and three holds through 12.2 innings. He's also picked up a win while working mainly in the middle innings.
Plutko pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two to earn a hold in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.
Plutko entered the game in the sixth inning after Shawn Armstrong worked his way into a jam. The 29-year-old Plutko allowed two inherited runners to score, but he didn't allow any additional damage. He's pitched to a 1.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB across 11 innings so far, good for a 1-0 record and two holds in seven outings.
Plutko pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts to earn a hold in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Plutko allowed his first two runs of the season Tuesday versus the Mariners, but he bounced back with a clean outing Friday. The right-hander has a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and six strikeouts in 9.1 innings across five appearances so far. Plutko remains more of a long-relief option for the Orioles.
Plutko (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over 2.1 innings to earn the win Saturday versus the Red Sox.
Starter Matt Harvey couldn't quite complete five innings, so Plutko came in for a multi-inning assignment. The 29-year-old Plutko looked good in his Orioles debut, throwing 21 of his 33 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had a 4.88 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 15:7 K:BB across 10 appearances (four starts) spanning 27.2 innings with Cleveland last year. Plutko appears set to work in a similar long-relief role in 2021, so his fantasy value is likely to be limited. Should the Orioles need a spot starter or an opener, he could be a candidate in those situations as well.
Plutko was traded from Cleveland to Baltimore on Saturday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Plutko made six appearances (two starts) for Cleveland this spring and posted a 5.00 ERA and 11:2 K:BB in nine innings. He served as a swingman for Cleveland during the 2020 campaign and could play a similar role with his new club in 2021.
Plutko pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one, two earn the win over the Pirates on Friday.
Plutko entered the ninth inning in a relatively low-pressure scenario as the Indians were already down 3-1 and just wanted to keep the game close. The right-hander did just that as he got through the inning with ease while only allowing a single to Jared Oliva. Plutko has some appearances as a starter this season but has recently seen his opportunities come from the bullpen. The 28-year-old has a 4.88 ERA across 27.2 innings and could be used in long relief during the postseason if needed.
Plutko pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out two to pick up the save in Friday's 14-2 win over the Cardinals.
It was a rare save in baseball, as Plutko pitched the necessary three or more innings to be eligible, while Cam Hill's one scoreless inning earned him the win. Plutko isn't in the mix to take Brad Hand's closer job anytime soon. The 28-year-old Plutko has a 5.57 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 21 innings across six appearances (four starts), but he's likely to be used for long-relief situations like he was on Friday.
Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Plutko is "penciled in" for Wednesday's start against the Twins, but a decision has yet to be finalized, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Plutko joined the Cleveland rotation earlier this month, shortly after both Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger were placed on the restricted list and later optioned to the Indians' alternate training site for violating COVID-19-related safety protocols. The right-hander hasn't impressed in any of his first three turns through the rotation, working no more than four innings in any start while posting a 9.90 ERA and 1.86 WHIP. Prospect Triston McKenzie appears to have already leapfrogged him on the depth chart after a dominant MLB debut over the weekend, so Plutko would likely be headed back to the bullpen if the Indians decide to add one or both of Clevinger or Plesac back to the 28-man roster this week.
Plutko (1-2) allowed seven runs on five hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out just one batter across 3.1 innings as he took the loss Friday versus the Tigers.
Plutko was able to record the first 10 outs of the game without much trouble and then proceeded to give up seven runs in the fourth without managing to get another batter out. Friday's start figures to be Plutko's last one for a while as the Indians could recall Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger from the team's alternate training site soon.
Plutko is slated to start Friday's series opener versus the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The Indians aren't yet planning to bring back Opening Day rotation members Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac from the alternate training site, so Plutko and prospect Triston McKenzie will both be making starts this weekend. Plutko has already made two turns through the rotation as Cleveland's No. 4 starter, working 6.2 innings between the outings and giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk.
Plutko allowed three runs on six hits, striking out one across 2.2 innings in Sunday's 8-5 win over Detroit. He did not factor in the decision.
Plutko took Mike Clevinger's (not injury related) spot in the starting rotation again Sunday. He was able to get through the first two innings unscathed but quickly ran into trouble in the third. Five hits, including three doubles, led to three runs for the Tigers and ultimately bounced the right-hander from the game with two outs in third. Depending on whether or not Clevinger and Zach Plesac (not injury related) are re-activated for the next turn around the rotation, Plutko could draw another start against Detroit on Thursday.
Plutko (1-1) allowed one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out two across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Cubs.
Plutko made a spot start in the place of Mike Clevinger (not injury related) and threw four effective innings. He allowed his only run in the second frame, when he surrendered two singles and a walk to three consecutive batters. The Indians haven't determined when Clevinger and Zach Plesac (not injury related) will be cleared to rejoin the team, so Plutko likely lines up for his second start of the week Sunday in Detroit.
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|06/20||vs TOR||L 4-7||2.2||0||0||1||3|
|06/15||@ CLE||L 2-7||2.1||3||1||0||3|
|06/09||vs NYM||L 1-14||2.0||1||1||0||3|
|06/05||vs CLE||L 4-10||2.0||5||5||0||3|
|05/31||vs MIN||L 2-3||1||1.0||2||1||0||1|
|05/30||@ CHW||L 1-3||0.2||0||0||1||1|
|05/25||@ MIN||L 4-7||1.0||1||0||0||1|
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|2014||AFX-Lake County Captains||52.2||10||10||0||3||1||0||66||12||49||3.97||1.169|