Tate gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his second save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Nationals.
The 27-year-old has been getting more high-leverage work lately, and he's responded with a modest six-appearance scoreless streak during which Tate has posted a 0.40 WHIP and 6:0 K:BB over five innings with one hold in addition to Saturday's save. It's unlikely O's manager Brandon Hyde is going to change his committee approach to the closer role any time soon, but Tate's stuff is as good as anyone in the Baltimore bullpen, and he could emerge as a trusted ninth-inning option for the team.
Tate won't pitch Thursday against Toronto since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Tate was slated to serve as the opener Thursday, but the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in September. The Orioles will keep the starters that they initially planned to use during their weekend series against the White Sox, while the right-hander should be available out of the bullpen.
Tate will be the opener for Thursday's game against Toronto, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Tate has plenty of experience as a starter in the minors but has pitched out of the bullpen in each of his 55 major-league appearances thus far. Don't expect him to pitch particularly deep in Thursday's game, as he's topped out at 2.2 innings this season and just threw two frames on Tuesday. Keegan Akin had been scheduled to start, but the Orioles have yet to announce if he'll be the primary pitcher after Tate or if they'll simply be going with a bullpen day.
Tate walked one and struck out two over 2.2 scoreless innings of relief Tuesday to record his first career save in a 13-3 win over the Astros.
Despite the lopsided final score, the right-hander entered the game in the seventh inning with the O's ahead only 4-3, as most of Baltimore's offense came in the final two frames. Tate has a sharp 1.88 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB through 14.1 innings over his last 10 appearances, and the 2015 first-round pick could find himself getting more conventional save chances if he continues to impress.
Tate allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three over 1.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 13-0 loss to Houston.
Through 11.1 innings in June, Tate has a 2.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 12:7 K:BB. The biggest flaw in the right-hander's pitching so far is a 3.5 BB/9, but he's been able to more effectively limit run-scoring opportunities lately. With a 3.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB in 26 innings overall, Tate could be in line to see more high-leverage work, although such opportunities aren't going to be common given Baltimore's struggles as a team this year.
Tate allowed a hit and struck out one over one inning in Wednesday's 14-1 loss to the Mets.
Starter Matt Harvey didn't have it Wednesday, and Tate was called upon to pick up an inning in the lopsided loss. The 27-year-old had given up eight runs across his previous 10.1 innings, so it's progress that he was able to keep runs off the board this time out. He's amassed a 4.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB in 18.2 innings overall. Tate has added three holds and a 0-3 record in 16 outings.
Tate (0-3) allowed two runs on three hits in one inning in a loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
Tate worked the seventh inning Sunday. He allowed a leadoff single to Tim Anderson, an RBI triple to Nick Madrigal and another run on Yoan Moncada's single. Baltimore failed to overcome that damage, with Tate taking his second loss in as many outings. The reliever has five up six runs in his last 7.1 innings. For the year, the right-hander has a 4.91 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB in 14.2 innings. Until he can put in better outings, Tate will likely see lower-leverage assignments.
Tate (0-2) allowed a run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Thursday versus the White Sox.
Tate retired the first two batters he faced, but he put the next two aboard before he was pulled from the game. Tanner Scott then allowed an inherited runner to score what was the decisive run. This was Tate's first action after missing nearly three weeks with a strained left hamstring. The 27-year-old has allowed a run in each of his last four appearances. He has a 3.95 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB with two holds in 13.2 innings this season.
Tate (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Tate's activation was expected after he had been sidelined with a strained left hamstring since early May. The right-hander made one rehab appearance for Triple-A Norfolk and should serve as a middle reliever for Baltimore going forward.
Tate (hamstring) will be reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Tate began a rehab assignment Tuesday and struck out one in a perfect relief inning for Triple-A Norfolk. He had been dealing with a left hamstring strain since early May and should reclaim his role as a middle reliever once he's officially activated.
Tate (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Tate has been out since early May with a strained left hamstring strain. The Orioles have yet to decide how many rehab outings he'll need, but it's possible he returns to the team after just one.
Tate (hamstring) will resume throwing off a mound in the next few days, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Tate has been on the injured list with a left hamstring strain since May 9, but he'll take a step in his recovery process when he's able to throw off the mound. The right-hander will need to face hitters before he's cleared to return to game action, but he appears to be trending in the right direction.
The Orioles placed Tate on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hamstring strain.
Tate has worked in middle relief for Baltimore this season, picking up two holds while posting a 3.46 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 6:2 K:BB in 13 innings over 11 appearances. Rather than replacing Tate on the active roster with another reliever, Baltimore elected to recall outfielder Ryan McKenna from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move.
Tate pitched 2.2 innings Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits with one strikeout versus the Yankees.
Tate took over in a long-relief assignment after starter Bruce Zimmermann was tagged for four runs in 3.2 innings. The 26-year-old Tate only gave up a solo home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the seventh inning. Through 10 innings, Tate has a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and four strikeouts. He's picked up two holds and a loss in nine outings -- the right-hander has mostly worked in a low-leverage role.
Tate pitched two perfect innings with no strikeouts in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Athletics.
After Wade LeBlanc and Tyler Wells combined to give up seven runs in the first four innings, the Orioles didn't have much of a chance at a win. Tate at least made sure it didn't get worse, as he pitched the seventh and eighth innings cleanly. He threw 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 3:2 K:BB across 7.1 innings this season. He's picked up a pair of holds and one loss in eight outings.
Tate (0-1) allowed one earned run on two walks while recording only one out in the 10th inning, taking the loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
Tate allowed the winning run to score on a wild pitch in the 10th inning. The 26-year-old has allowed an earned run in each of his last two starts. The Orioles don't have much bullpen depth, so Tate continues to have a high-leverage role despite not being a closing option. He has a 5.40 ERA in 3.1 innings.
Tate pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox
Tate needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in the bottom of the eighth. The 2015 first-round pick was solid in his second season, posting a 3.24 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and two holds across 16.2 innings in 2020. He only made 12 appearances -- the right-hander could be a versatile option in the Orioles' bullpen, capable of working in both long-relief and higher-leverage assignments. Tate isn't expected to be in the closer conversation.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Tate will be included on the Opening Day roster, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Tate and Cole Sulser were awarded the final two spots in the bullpen over Travis Lakins, who was optioned to the minors. With Hunter Harvey (oblique) beginning the season on the 60-day injured list, the Orioles lack an obvious top candidate to close, but Tate isn't expected to warrant much early consideration for saves. Instead, he's expected to work in middle relief, with his past experience as a starter in the minors making him a candidate to cover multiple innings when needed.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Tate (finger) will make his Grapefruit League debut in Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Tate finished the 2020 campaign on the injured list with a sprained finger on his throwing hand, but he doesn't appear to be facing any limitations thus far in spring training. He'll presumably be asked to cover an inning of relief in his first outing of the Grapefruit League slate.
Tate was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right finger sprain, retroactive to Monday.
Tate pitched relatively well in 2020 while working mainly as a low-leverage reliever for Baltimore as he posted a 3.24 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over 16.2 innings. However, he'll miss the remainder of the regular season due to his finger injury. The right-hander should be ready for spring training in 2021 after his promising 2020 campaign.
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