Coonrod surrendered two runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Coonrod entered the eighth inning with a five-run lead, but the righty's struggles helped contribute to the Pirates getting back into the game. The 26-year-old has pitched relatively well for the Giants this season, posting a 3.22 ERA despite carrying an ugly 1.4 K/BB ratio through 22.1 innings. The timing of Coonrod's rough outing couldn't have been worse, as closer Will Smith (back) was unavailable, and it was rookie Shaun Anderson who came in to clean up the mess created for his first career save. The latter figures to see any additional save chances until Smith is ready to return, while Coonrod projects to stick in middle relief.
Coonrod (3-0) retired both batters he faced and earned the win in Saturday's 10-5 victory over the Athletics.
Coonrod recorded the final two outs of the seventh inning and became the pitcher of record when the Giants rallied for eight runs in the eighth. The 26-year-old has allowed four runs on five hits and six walks across 9.2 innings in August. Overall, he has a 2.55 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 17.2 innings this season despite an unsightly 10:10 K:BB.
Coonrod walked a batter over a scoreless inning in Thursday's 10-2 loss to the Phillies.
Coonrod was one of just two pitchers who managed to hold the Phillies' bats scoreless in a blowout loss. The 26-year-old has given up just one run over nine innings this year (7:5 K:BB ratio). Continued success could lead to the rookie seeing increased hold opportunities after the Giants dealt two of their right-handed relievers at the deadline.
Coonrod did not allow a baserunner or strike out a batter over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Cubs.
Coonrod needed just five pitches to make quick work of a portion of the Cubs' lineup that consisted of Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez. The 26-year-old has performed well when called upon in brief stints in the majors this year, giving up just one run and striking out four over six innings. Coonrod will likely find himself back in the minors when the Giants require a fifth starter late next week.
Coonrod was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.
Coonrod has made four appearances for the Giants this season, allowing one run in four innings of work. He owns a poor 6.96 ERA in 32.1 innings for Sacramento. Conner Menez was optioned in a corresponding move.
Coonrod was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander was called up to serve as the 26th man for the Giants' doubleheader Monday against the Rockies, and he ended up pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the first game with San Francisco leading 19-2. He carries an ERA of 7.42 at the Triple-A level this season.
Coonrod will join the Giants as their 26th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Coonrod has appeared in three games for the Giants this season, allowing one run in three innings of work. He's spent most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento, where he owns a poor 7.42 ERA in 30.1 innings. He'll likely pitch in a low-leverage role if he appears at all.
The Giants optioned Coonrod to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Coonrod had been working in a low-leverage role out of the bullpen after being called up from Triple-A on May 26, appearing in three games and giving up one run over three frames. With the Giants in need of an extra catcher (Aramis Garcia) while Buster Posey remains day-to-day with a hamstring injury, Coonrod became an expendable piece.
Coonrod was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Coonrod has a 7.00 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 30:11 K:BB across 18 innings for the River Cats this season, but is now primed to make his major-league debut. The 26-year-old threw only 11.2 innings last season when he made his return from Tommy John surgery.
Coonrod was optioned to the minors Monday.
Coonrod opened camp on the big-league side as a member of the 40-man roster but was never likely to stick around long. He threw just 11.2 rehab innings last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and has yet to pitch above the Double-A level.
Coonrod was added to the Giants' 40-man roster Tuesday.
He missed almost all of the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but was able to return in late July to pitch 11.2 innings across rehab stops in rookie ball and at High-A. Coonrod figures to be assigned to either Double-A, where he has logged 181 career innings, or Triple-A. Now that he is on the 40-man, he could be used as an emergency starter in the big leagues in 2019.
Coonrod isn't expected to pitch in 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports.
Coonrod had an 8.2 K/9 at Double-A last season but with a 3.7 BB/9 and 4.69 ERA. The 2014 fifth-round draft pick may see his career stall in the minors as he'll be 25 when he returns from surgery.
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