Kaprielian pitched six innings in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Texas, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.
After neither team scored through four innings, Kaprielian allowed a single run in both the fifth and sixth innings before being removed at just 82 pitches. Oakland scored three in the top of the seventh to put the rookie in line for the win, but Texas eventually rallied against the Athletics' bullpen. The six-inning start is encouraging as it was only Kaprielian's third in eight turns, though Manager Bob Melvin appears reluctant to let his young starter work deep into games as he's averaging less than 90 pitches per start.
Kaprielian (4-1) allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out seven in 5.2 innings to earn the win against the Yankees on Friday.
Kaprielian was unable to record another quality start Friday, but he got enough run support from the Athletics to pick up his second consecutive win. The right-hander has lasted at least five innings in all but one of his appearances this year, and he's posted a 2.84 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 38 innings across seven starts. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Kaprielian (3-1) earned the win Saturday against the Royals after tossing six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks while fanning seven.
Kaprielian was excellent Saturday and while he allowed six baserunners, only one of those reached third base. The right-hander has given up two or fewer runs in all but one of his outings this season and has looked outstanding thus far. His next start is scheduled for next week on the road against the Yankees.
Kaprielian (2-1) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Rockies after allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while fanning six across five innings.
Kaprielian suffered his first loss of the season but delivered a decent outing considering he had to pitch in the altitude of Coors Field, as he limited the damage to just two runs and ended just three outs away from posting a quality start. The right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his five outings to date, and he's scheduled to start next week at home against the Royals.
Kaprielian allowed four runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts across 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus Seattle on Monday. He also hit a batter.
Kaprielian was able to navigate two baserunners in each of the second and third innings without trouble. The right-hander then faltered in the fourth, with a three-run blast by Donovan Walton and an RBI double from Kyle Lewis on his ledger. Kaprielian was bailed out by Oakland's offense, which rallied to tie the game in the eighth. He's posted a 2.95 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 22:9 K:BB across 21.1 innings. Monday was the worst of his four starts so far -- the 27-year-old lines up for a road start in Colorado this weekend, which could be a tricky assignment.
Kaprielian (2-0) earned the win Wednesday against the Mariners after tossing seven scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks while fanning four.
The rookie right-hander continues to impress and while the sample size is small, he's looked outstanding through his first three appearances. Wednesday's outing might have been his best outing so far, though, as he clinched his first quality start at the MLB level and improved his ERA to 1.53 across 17.2 innings. Kaprielian's next start is scheduled for next week against the Mariners on the road.
Kaprielian allowed two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out nine across 5.2 innings in Friday's win over the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.
Kaprielian surrendered a home run to Jose Iglesias in the third inning and a long ball to Jared Walsh in the sixth. Despite that, he left the game with the lead. The 27-year-old has a 2.53 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a 12.66 K/9 through 10.2 innings. He will continue to stay in the rotation as long as Jesus Luzardo (finger) and Mike Fiers (elbow) remain out.
Kaprielian will start Friday's game against the Angels.
The Athletics made a slight alteration to their rotation schedule earlier this week, resulting in Kaprielian missing out on a start during Oakland's three-game series in Houston. The rookie right-hander wasn't needed out of the bullpen, so he'll step back into the rotation in Los Angeles on eight days rest. Kaprielian pitched well in his 2021 debut May 12 against the Red Sox, giving up one run and striking out six in five innings.
Kaprielian will be skipped during the next turn through the rotation, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Athletics have an off day Monday, which will allow the team to skip Kaprielian's turn through the rotation against the Astros. However, he is expected to make a start during the team's weekend series against the Angels. Kaprielian made his first big-league start Wednesday against the Red Sox and allowed only one earned run on four hits and three walks across five innings.
Kaprielian (1-0) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and three walks over five innings in a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. He struck out six.
The right-hander recorded his first major-league win in his first major-league start, throwing 58 of 95 pitches for strikes before exiting. Kaprielian could get a long look in the rotation with neither Jesus Luzardo (finger) nor Mike Fiers (elbow) expected back before the end of the month.
Kaprielian was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of his start Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Kaprielian will make his season debut as the starter in Wednesday's matchup against Boston. He made two relief appearances for Oakland last year and posted a 7.36 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 3.2 innings. Right-hander Jordan Weems was sent down by Oakland in a corresponding move.
Kaprielian is a candidate for promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas if the Athletics decide to fortify their short-handed rotation for their upcoming road trip, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old made his first start of the minor-league season for the Aviators on Thursday, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.2 innings while recording five strikeouts. Kaprielian would seem to be a strong candidate to help fill the vacuum created by the injured-list stints of Mike Fiers (elbow) and Jesus Luzardo (finger), as he remains a promising prospect who already logged two major-league appearances in 2020 and flashed a mid-90s fastball. The Athletics begin their road trip with a three-game series against the Red Sox that kicks off Tuesday.
The Athletics optioned Kaprielian to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kaprielian was one of seven players optioned to the minors in the Athletics' first round of roster cuts. After losing two years of development time earlier in his career while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Kaprielian reached the big leagues for the first time in 2020, working in a relief role over two appearances with Oakland. The Athletics could still look to develop him as a starter at the Triple-A level, but he'll likely be in line behind several other pitchers for a promotion if a rotation spot opens up at the big-league level at any point this season.
Kaprielian fired two scoreless innings in a Cactus League loss to the Angels on Friday, allowing one hit and no walks while also hitting a batter and recording three strikeouts.
Kaprielian's plunking of Mike Trout in the first inning was one of the few blemishes on an impressive body of work against a talented Angels lineup. The 27-year-old had also fired a scoreless, two-hit frame versus the Dodgers on Sunday, getting his spring off to a strong start. Kaprielian got his first taste of the majors in 2020 in the form of a pair of relief appearances during which he posted a 7.36 ERA and 1.64 WHIP (3.2 innings).
Kaprielian was optioned to the alternate training site Sunday.
Kaprielian appeared in two games across his multiple stints in the majors this season and allowed three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 3.2 innings. The 26-year-old was never a likely candidate for the postseason roster and will return to the alternate site.
Kaprielian was recalled from the alternate training site Thursday.
Kaprielian is set to rejoin the major-league roster after J.B. Wendelken was placed on the injured list due to an undisclosed issue. The right-handed Kaprielian has appeared in one game for Oakland this year, allowing one run across two innings against the Giants on Aug. 16. He figures to assume a long-relief role in the Athletics' bullpen.
The Athletics optioned Kaprielian to their alternate training site Tuesday.
Kaprielian was the Athletics' 29th man for Monday's doubleheader versus the Mariners, but he went unused out of the bullpen in both halves of the twin bill.
The Athletics recalled Kaprielian from their alternate training site Monday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
He'll be designated as Oakland's 29th man for Monday's doubleheader with the Mariners, providing the Athletics with an extra multi-inning relief option during the twin bill. Expect Oakland to return Kaprielian to the alternate site after the doubleheader concludes.
The Athletics optioned Kaprielian to their alternate training site Wednesday.
Oakland called Kaprielian up from the alternate site to serve as the 29th man in Tuesday's doubleheader with the Astros, but he went unused in both contests. He could rejoin the big club as soon as Saturday, when the Athletics will be allotted a 29th man again for the team's doubleheader with the Rangers.
Kaprielian was recalled to serve as the 29th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
He has pitched just once in the majors this season, giving up one run while striking out one in two innings against the Giants on Aug. 16. With Oakland set to play 12 games in the next nine days, they will likely look to get the most out of 29th men like Kaprielian, so don't be surprised if he logs at least a couple innings in relief if the opportunity presents itself.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/23||@ TEX||L 3-5||6.0||5||2||2||4|
|06/18||@ NYY||W 5-3||1||5.2||3||3||1||7|
|06/12||vs KC||W 11-2||1||6.0||2||0||4||7|
|06/06||@ COL||L 1-3||1||5.0||5||2||3||6|
|05/31||@ SEA||L 5-6||3.2||5||4||3||3|
|05/26||vs SEA||W 6-3||1||7.0||2||0||2||4|
|05/21||@ LAA||W 8-4||5.2||4||2||1||9|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||9.0||3||3||0||0||1||0||12||2||8||2.00||1.111|
|2019||AAA-Las Vegas Aviators||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||6||0||6||2.25||1.500|