Fry retired only two of the six batters he faced and gave up four earned runs on two hits and two walks Saturday to take the loss in the Blue Jays' 10-7 victory over the Orioles.
Tasked with protecting a 7-4 lead heading into the ninth inning, Fry couldn't come through in what should have been a stress-free save situation. The four runs Fry allowed ended a streak of eight straight scoreless outings and may have cost him a chance at gaining some security as Baltimore's closer. Expect manager Brandon Hyde to continue to mix and match in the back of the bullpen, though save opportunities haven't exactly been plentiful this season for the 23-47 Orioles.
Fry allowed two hits and no walks while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against Cleveland on Friday.
Manager Brandon Hyde said in late May that he wanted to use Fry as an option to close out games, and the southpaw picked up his first save since April 7 in Friday's win. Cesar Valdez, Hunter Harvey and Cole Sulser could see some save opportunities as well, leaving the closer picture in Baltimore very muddled.
Fry struck out all three batters he faced in a perfect inning in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to Minnesota.
The southpaw did well to to keep the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth inning. Despite Fry's solid outing, Baltimore took its 14th straight loss. The 28-year-old figures to be in the mix for closing duties the next time Baltimore has a save opportunity. He's pitched to a 2.25 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 31:8 K:BB across 20 innings this year. He's already collected a save, six holds and two blown saves through 21 outings.
Manager Brandon Hyde is considering Fry as an option to close games, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Outside of an ugly showing Wednesday versus Tampa Bay, Fry has had an excellent season with a 2.81 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, six holds and one save in 16 innings. Hyde wants to use right-hander Cesar Valdez earlier in games, which could open up some ninth-inning work for the southpaw Fry. The 28-year-old could be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats, but Baltimore enters Saturday with a 17-27 record -- save opportunities have been rare for the team in 2021.
Fry (0-1) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Rays after allowing three runs on two hits and two walks while fanning two across two-thirds of an inning.
Fry couldn't even complete a full inning of work and was downright awful in this one despite tossing 20 of his 31 pitches for strikes, as he allowed four of the six batters he faced to reach base and two of them crossed home plate. The left-hander ended a streak of four straight scoreless outings and he also allowed more than one run in an appearance for the first time this season. He still owns a solid 2.81 ERA, but there's no question this is an outing he'd like to forget as soon as possible.
Fry pitched a perfect eighth inning and struck out two batters to earn a hold in Monday's 4-1 win over Boston
Fry has put together three scoreless innings after taking a blown save May 2 versus Oakland. The 28-year-old southpaw has a tiny 1.26 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB across 14.1 innings this season. He's picked up five holds and a save while also taking two blown saves in 16 appearances -- manager Brandon Hyde seems to trust Fry with high-leverage work.
Fry allowed a run on two hits and struck out two in 1.1 innings in Sunday's loss to Oakland. He was charged with a blown save.
Fry allowed a game-tying RBI single to Jed Lowrie in the seventh inning. The 28-year-old Fry has four holds, two blown saves and one save in 13 appearances this year. He sports a 1.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB across 11.1 innings. The Orioles don't have a strictly established order of setup men to closer Cesar Valdez, but Fry has pitched well enough to be part of the late-innings equation.
Fry pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts to earn a hold in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Athletics.
Fry threw 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes in the appearance. The Orioles then scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to secure the lead further. Fry has a 1.08 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB across 8.1 innings this season. He's picked up one save, three holds and a blown save in 10 appearances.
Fry pitched 1.2 perfect innings and racked up three strikeouts for a hold in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Fry was excellent as the first reliever to follow starter Jorge Lopez. The hold was Fry's first of the year, to go with a save and a blown save across seven appearances. He's recorded a 1.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB in his first 5.2 innings of the year. The southpaw hasn't allowed a run since his season debut, but he's still most likely to pitch in low-leverage assignments.
Fry retired the side in order in the 12th inning Wednesday against the Yankees for his first save of the season.
Two days prior, Fry got shelled for a run on three hits and a walk in a third of an inning, but he got a save chance Wednesday because regular closer Cesar Valdez had already pitched 2.1 innings. He was able to get the first out on a sacrifice by Brett Gardner to move the runner over to third. The game ended on the next at-bat, as DJ LeMahieu lined a ball that was caught in right field by Anthony Santander, who fired a perfect throw home to get the tagging runner out and seal the game for the O's. Though he has six saves across his four seasons in the majors, Fry is more likely to be useful in leagues that count holds, though his career 1.40 WHIP will limit his value even in those formats.
Fry allowed a run on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning in Monday's 7-0 loss to the Yankees.
Fry was a serviceable middle-innings reliever in 2020 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and four holds in 22 innings. His 3.68 FIP last season suggested he got a bit lucky to do so well. The 28-year-old southpaw is expected to fill a similar low-leverage role in 2021, but there could be some regression in store.
Fry (1-7) failed to record a single out as he let up one run on one hit and was hit with the loss in the Orioles 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Royals on Sunday.
Fry came into the game in the seventh inning as a tactical move to face lefty Alex Gordon and hopefully prevent the Royals from scoring. He failed to do his job and allowed Gordon to drive Adalberto Mondesi home on a double to deep left-center field and was promptly removed from the game after one batter. Fry now sports a 4.83 ERA and a 48:23 K:BB ratio across 50.1 innings.
Fry allowed one hit during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He did not have a strikeout or a walk.
Shawn Armstong and Mychal Givens pitched earlier in the contest and Miguel Castro (illness) was unavailable Saturday, providing Fry with the chance to record his third save of the season. The 27-year-old has a 3.83 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 36:21 K:BB through 42.1 innings.
Fry struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to get the save in a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
It's still a small sample size, but Fry has yielded just one run and two hits in 4.1 innings (2.08 ERA) since returning to the big leagues on June 26. This is his second save in three opportunities this year. He is 1-3 with a 4.41 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 34.2 overall.
Fry was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
Josh Rogers (elbow) was sent to the IL in a corresponding move, allowing Fry to rejoin the Orioles after spending less than a week in the minors. Fry made one appearance during his time with the Tides, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three batters in one inning. In 32 appearances for the big club this season, the lefty owns a 4.75 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 22:15 K:BB in 30.1 innings.
Fry was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Fry allowed nine runs (six earned) on six hits and four walks over his last five outings (2.1 innings), so he'll head to the minors in favor of a fresh arm. Evan Phillips was also sent down, while Branden Kline and Tanner Scott were called up to fill out the bullpen.
Fry struck out one in three perfect innings of relief to record his second save of the season as the Orioles downed the Red Sox 10-3 in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader.
It was the longest appearance of the southpaw's brief big-league career. Fry lowered his ERA to 3.63 and now sports a 34:15 K:BB through 34.2 innings with Baltimore this season.
Fry (0-2) took the loss Saturday, allowing a run-scoring walkoff double in the 11th inning. He also struck out a batter.
Fry yielded a leadoff single to Didi Gregorius, and after striking out Giancarlo Stanton, he coughed up the game-winning double to Aaron Hicks. The left-hander carries a 3.98 ERA in 31.2 innings this season.
Fry recorded the final five outs of the game to pick up the save Sunday against the White Sox, allowing no runs while walking one and striking out four.
Fry was called on in an 8-4 ballgame, and he managed to slam the door without issue for his first save of the season. He figures to remain in a high-leverage role for the rest of the season, posting a 3.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 32 strikeouts and nine holds through 30 frames in 2018.
Fry was called up to the majors on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
A 17th-round pick back in 2013, Fry has yet to pitch in the major leagues. The lefty has a solid 3.47 ERA in 23.1 innings for Triple-A Norfolk this season.
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