Mahle allowed one run on three hits and two walks over 2.1 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Friday. He struck out four.
Mahle worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning before giving up a run on a single and a double in the third. Manager David Bell was treating this one like a postseason game and gave Mahle a quick hook in favor of Michael Lorenzen, which worked as the Reds went on to clinch their first postseason berth since 2013. Mahle ends his 2020 regular season with a 3.59 ERA , 1.15 WHIP, 60:21 K:BB and only four home runs allowed in 47.2 innings. He will almost certainly transition to the bullpen for the playoffs, but Mahle's future as a major-league starting pitcher is looking bright at the moment.
Mahle (2-2) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings in a win over the White Sox on Friday.
Mahle did a good job to quiet the American League's second-ranked scoring offense, and in turn extended the Reds' winning streak to six games. He ran into some major trouble in the sixth, loading the bases with nobody out, but with the help of Tejay Antone, Mahle was able to limit the damage to one run. The 25-year-old righty now has a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 56:19 K:BB in 45.1 innings this year. He gets one more start during the regular season, which lines up for Wednesday against the Brewers, though the Reds could always shift some guys around over the final week.
Mahle allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Mahle issued early walks in each of the first three innings and manager David Bell did not have the stomach for it, as he lifted the right-hander after 77 pitches. It was a departure from what has been the norm for Mahle this season; he has generally displayed good control and command, especially lately, with a 0.93 WHIP and 2.7 BB/9 in his last four appearances entering play Sunday. Wins have been hard to come by on this team, but Mahle's done enough to remain in a starting role the rest of the season. He will look to be more efficient against the White Sox at home next weekend.
Mahle (1-2) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out 10 over seven innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
The right-hander got 19 called strikes and 22 swinging strikes on 109 pitches en route to his second double-digit strikeout performance in his last three starts. Cincinnati's offense has failed to support its starters this season, Mahle included; he has a losing record despite a 3.89 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 45:13 K:BB and .182 BAA in 37 innings. At least Mahle seems to be solidifying his spot in the rotation, and assuming he sticks on four days' rest, he will next start Sunday in St. Louis.
Mahle is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Cubs, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Mahle will start the first game of the team's series against the Cubs. He's provided strong length in both of his past two turns through the rotation, working a combined 13.2 innings while surrendering five earned runs. Overall, he's maintained a 3.90 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while working both in the rotation and bullpen this season.
Mahle gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings during Wednesday's win over the Cardinals. He had three strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The right-hander was unable to replicate the 11 strikeouts from he previous start, but he held St. Louis in check besides a pair of solo homers from Brad Miller and Yadier Molina. Mahle lines up to face the Cubs next week with a 3.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB across 30 innings.
Mahle (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits -- both home runs -- over 6.2 innings in a win over the Cubs on Friday. He struck out 11 and walked two.
After allowing solo homers to Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber in the first inning, Mahle was dominant the rest of the way, touching 97 mph with his fastball and flashing a nasty splitter. In total, Mahle racked up 20 called strikes and 19 swinging strikes on 106 pitches. The right-hander has bounced between the rotation and bullpen early on this season, but it's difficult to see him moving back to relief anytime soon with the way he's pitching (3.91 ERA, 32:10 K:BB), especially considering the Reds have a couple doubleheaders in the next week. A home matchup against the Cardinals is next on the docket.
Mahle is scheduled to start Friday against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Mahle has made four appearances for the Reds this season, compiling a 4.41 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB across 16.1 innings during those outings. With Mahle set to start Friday's series opener, Trevor Bauer will get the ball for one of the team's two games Saturday.
Mahle (0-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five to take the loss Sunday against the Cardinals.
Mahle surrendered the majority of the damage against him on a two-run home run by Harrison Bader in the second inning. He was solid otherwise, generating 11 swinging strikes on 71 total pitches and holding the Cardinals to only one additional extra-base hit. Mahle last pitched Aug. 12 prior to this appearance, which limited the length he was able to work. He's had an inconsistent role with the club to this point, but he should be in line to draw another start for the team's doubleheader Saturday against the Cubs.
Mahle will pick up another start Sunday in St. Louis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
With the Reds playing a doubleheader on Wednesday, the Reds had a need for a sixth starter. Mahle last pitched on August 12, essentially missing a turn by the time he pitches again on Sunday, so he might not be able to pitch much more than three-to-four innings.
Mahle gave up three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings out of the bullpen in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.
Wade Miley (groin) got the start in his return from the IL, but Miley only threw 44 pitches and Mark Sheldon of MLB.com suggests the lefty may be hurt again. Mahle was making a case to remain a starter with his performance during Miley's absence, and his return to the bullpen could be short lived whether Miley is indeed injured or not. Mahle now has a 3.38 ERA and 16:6 K:BB, with only one home run allowed in 13.1 innings.
Mahle is available out of the bullpen Sunday since Wade Miley (groin) will rejoin the starting rotation this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 25-year-old was impressive in his two fill-in starts with a 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB over 10 innings, but he'll rejoin the bullpen with the rotation getting back to full strength. Mahle's strong showing should keep him as the top option for any spot starts if the Reds suffer any more injuries to the rotation, and he could also be a piggyback option if Miley is unable to work deep in his first start off the injured list Wednesday.
Mahle allowed one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against Cleveland on Tuesday. He struck out six.
Mahle was matched up against Shane Bieber and certainly played up to the level of competition, lowering his ERA to 1.80 through two starts this season. He had to watch as the bullpen gave up the lead, but Mahle is pitching well (10:3 K:BB, zero home runs), well enough to where he may force the team to reconsider Wade Miley's role upon Miley's eventual return from a groin injury. As things tentatively line up, Mahle appears slated for a favorable two-step next week (vs. KC, vs. PIT).
Mahle is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday versus Cleveland, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Mahle initially lined up for a two-start week, but with Anthony DeSclafani (shoulder) due back from the injured list this weekend and with Thursday's game against the Cubs being rained out, the Reds have elected to push Mahle to the back of their pitching schedule. While he'll miss out on a more favorable matchup in Detroit on Sunday and instead draw a tougher assignment at home, Mahle will at least maintain his spot in the rotation after Wade Miley (groin) moved to the IL.
Mahle is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Tigers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Wade Miley (groin) landing on the injured list, Mahle will stick in the big-league rotation for at least one more turn. The right-hander held his own during a start against the Cubs earlier in the week, allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four batters in four innings.
Mahle allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four across four innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Mahle worked through two innings without issue, but was set back in the third inning when Shogo Akiyama lost a ball in the sun. That allowed Jason Kipnis to start the inning with a triple, and later come around to score. The next frame, Mahle allowed three consecutive singles, accounting for his second earned run. On the the positive side, Mahle allowed only the aforementioned extra-base hit, and also racked up 15 called strikes and 10 swinging strikes on 69 total pitches. Mahle may find himself out of the rotation after this start, if Anthony DeSclafani (shoulder) is healthy enough to take his next turn through the rotation at Detroit.
Mahle will most likely replace Anthony DeSclafani (teres major strain) in the Reds' rotation, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
DeSclafani insists that he will only miss one start, but there is now an opening in the rotation for Mahle to begin the season. He lines up for a home start against the Cubs on Tuesday. If DeSclafani ends up needing more time, Mahle would get a second start next week at Detroit with the Reds playing seven games.
Mahle went four innings in Friday's scrimmage, allowing four runs on three hits, with the big shot coming on a three-run homer by Matt Davidson. But he also struck out seven without allowing a walk, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Mahle was paired up against Wade Miley, whom he might work in tandem with early in the season as Miley builds up his endurance.
Mahle will either be used in a piggyback role or as a long reliever this season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
There's little difference between the two roles for fantasy purposes, but the important bit here is that Mahle won't be in the rotation, at least to start the year. His role should still allow him to throw a fair amount of innings, however, and could set him up to steal a win or two early in the year if the Reds' other starters can't initially throw five innings. He'll also presumably be the first option if one of the team's top five starters gets injured.
Mahle finally saw his first spring training action Saturday against the Padres, allowing two earned runs over 1.2 innings, allowing a two-run homer by Jason Vosler after a walk. He struck out four in the outing. He previously had thrown two live batting practice sessions, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Mahle is stuck developing as a starter without a projected opening in the rotation, following the Reds' signing of Wade Miley. He's working on a slider to get him out of tricky situations after struggling last year. "I didn't have an out pitch," Mahle said. "A lot of times I got hurt, it was [with] two strikes. I would try to throw a breaking ball under the zone. I just didn't have that pitch, and it hurt me over and over again. I started throwing a slider for right now. I'm able to do that with a slider. Until the curve can get big enough to where it starts out on the same plane and goes under the zone, that's going to be my slider." Last year Mahle relied mostly on a four-seamer (57.1% of the time according to Statcast) and a curve (23.2%), and didn't throw a slider last year despite throwing it 20% of the time in 2018.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||@ MIN||W 7-2||0||0||0||2.1||3||1||2||4|
|09/18||vs CHW||W 7-1||1||0||0||5.2||4||1||2||8|
|09/13||@ STL||W 10-5||0||0||0||2.2||4||3||4||3|
|09/08||@ CHC||L 0-3||0||1||0||7.0||3||1||1||10|
|09/02||vs STL||W 4-3||0||0||0||7.0||4||3||2||3|
|08/28||vs CHC||W 6-5||1||0||0||6.2||2||2||2||11|
|08/23||@ STL||L 2-6||0||1||0||3.0||5||3||2||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||71.1||14||14||0||6||3||0||65||20||78||4.94||1.378|
|2017||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||85.0||14||14||1||7||3||0||87||17||57||1.59||0.871|