Sewald picked up the save Monday against the Astros after tossing a scoreless inning, fanning one.
Sewald had to protect a three-run lead in the ninth, and he was extremely efficient -- he needed just 13 pitches (eight strikes) to close things out. Sewald has now gone 4-for-5 in save chances this year and has also tossed three straight scoreless outings. The Mariners have been flexible this season with their closing situation, mixing and matching save opportunities, but Sewald might remain the team's second-best ninth-inning option behind Kendall Graveman.
Sewald (6-2) tossed 1.1 scoreless innings en route to his sixth win of the year Friday against the Athletics. He did not allow a hit but walked a batter and struck out three.
Sewald came in to finish off the seventh inning in place of Erik Swanson. He started off by walking Mark Canha but retired the next four batters he faced. The Mariners would regain the lead in the bottom of the seventh, giving Sewald his sixth win of the year and his first since June 26. The 31-year-old has been reliable for the most part with a 2.45 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 51:12 K:BB over 29.1 innings.
Sewald picked up the one-out save Friday in the win over the Angels.
Sewald earned his third save of the season and second in back-to-back games. Kendall Graveman was unable to finish out the ninth inning and Seattle decided to call on Sewald to finish the game. The Mariners have been flexible this season with their closing situation as they have mixed and matched save opportunities. The 31-year-old has not allowed an earned run since June 1. During that stretch, he has fired 17 scoreless innings while striking out 29 and picking up three saves and five holds. He could be in line for more saves, especially if the Mariners decide to trade some arms before the trade deadline.
Sewald earned the save against the Angels on Saturday, tossing a perfect inning during which he struck out one batter.
With Seattle up by two runs in the ninth inning, it was Sewald who got the call in place of usual closer Kendall Graveman, who had pitched each of the previous two days. Sewald proved up to the challenge, needing only 12 pitches to retire the side in order. The right-hander has performed well in his first season with Seattle, posting a 1.40 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 44:11 K:BB across 25.2 innings. He has been seeing more high-leverage work of late, notching two saves and three holds in his past six outings.
Sewald secured his sixth hold in a win over the Rangers on Sunday, allowing one hit and recording two strikeouts over a scoreless eighth inning.
The 31-year-old continued his stretch of dominance, one in which he's now strung together 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings across 15 appearances. Sewald has compiled a fantasy-friendly allotment of three victories, one save and four holds over that span as well, all while also generating an elite 16.5 K/9. With the Mariners' closer situation a fairly fluid one, Sewald's body of work and swing-and-miss stuff could certainly afford him additional save opportunities in coming weeks.
Sewald tossed 1.1 scoreless frames to earn the save Thursday against the Blue Jays. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out four.
Sewald entered during the eighth inning after Toronto made it a three-run game. The right-hander sent Vladimir Guerrero down on strikes to finish off the frame. Upon giving up a leadoff single and a walk in the ninth, Sewald whiffed the next three batters to pick up his first save of the year with Kendall Graveman presumably unavailable after pitching 1.2 innings Wednesday. Sewald has been solid in relief this season, collecting five wins to go with a 1.66 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
Sewald (5-2) picked up the win in relief during Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox, striking out the only batter he faced in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Sewald entered to face Andrew Vaughn with the bases empty and two outs in a 2-2 tie during the eighth inning. He punched Vaughn out and was replaced by closer Kendall Graveman after Taylor Trammell's second homer of the game gave Seattle the lead. Sewald now has five wins on the campaign to go along with an exceptional 1.86 ERA. He should continue to see work in high-leverage situations going forward.
Sewald (4-2) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Rockies after tossing a scoreless eighth inning, walking one and fanning one.
Sewald's command wasn't entirely sharp since he tossed just nine of his 17 pitches for strikes, but he still got the job done and has now racked up 10 straight appearances without allowing an earned run. The right-hander has improved his ERA to 2.00 as a result while posting a 28:10 K:BB across 18 innings this season.
Sewald (3-2) pitched a clean eighth inning while striking out a batter and picked up the win Monday against the Twins.
Sewald had a nice bounce-back performance with a stress-free inning after taking a loss against Cleveland over the weekend. The Mariners were able to pull ahead in the bottom half of the eighth, awarding Sewald his third win of the year. The 31-year-old has been pretty reliable out of the bullpen this season with a 2.57 ERA and a 23:8 K:BB over 14 innings.
Sewald (2-2) failed to record an out and was tagged with the loss Saturday against Cleveland after giving up a run and a walk.
Sewald entered the bottom of the 10th inning with a 4-4 tie and an automatic runner in second base, and his outing didn't boost Seattle's chances of earning the victory -- he allowed a single to Amed Rosario and walked Jose Ramirez to load the bases with no outs. An error from Sewald himself allowed Harold Ramirez to score on a fielder's choice. As a result of his woeful outing, Sewald ended a streak of four straight scoreless appearances.
Sewald (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against Oakland after allowing three runs on a hit and two walks without recording an out.
Sewald was one of three pitchers Seattle deployed in a seventh inning that saw Oakland score six times. He entered with a one-run lead and a runner on third, and promptly allowed a single followed by two walks before being removed. Daniel Zamora came in and allowed all three runners to score, which resulted in a disastrous outing for Sewald, whose ERA quadrupled from 1.00 to 4.00.
Sewald recorded his first hold in a win over the Rangers on Saturday, firing a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
Sewald has been effective in a number of roles since having his contract selected May 13, working three multi-inning outings and contributing four scoreless appearances in five trips to the mound overall. The right-hander has pitched to a 1.13 ERA and impressive 13:4 K:BB over his eight innings, while his two victories and Saturday's hold have given him some early, surprising fantasy relevance.
Sewald (2-0) recorded the win in relief Tuesday against Oakland, going two innings and allowing one hit and one walk with three strikeouts.
Sewald relieved starter Logan Gilbert in the fifth and secured the victory thanks to being spotted a 4-2 lead upon entry. This was his fourth appearance in 10 days since being recalled, and Sewald has impressed with a 1.29 ERA and 12 strikeouts in seven innings, though he also has a less-than-impressive 1.43 WHIP.
Sewald (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings on two hits and one walk while striking out four to earn the win Sunday over Cleveland.
Sewald made his season debut with the Mariners Sunday after being called up last Thursday. He got the job done, earning the win after pitching a scoreless fourth and fifth inning in the Mariners' bullpen game. Seattle is dealing with injuries to multiple pitchers and his time in the big leagues may be short once they are able to return. The 31-year-old has pitched just 27.2 innings in MLB over the last three seasons.
Sewald's contract was selected by the Mariners on Thursday.
Sewald signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners during the offseason but was unable to break camp with the club after he served as a non-roster invitee this spring. The right-hander made two appearances (one start) for Triple-A Tacoma to begin the season and struck out 10 in 4.1 scoreless innings.
Sewald was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Sewald was a non-roster invitee during spring training after signing a minor-league contract with the Mariners in January. However, the right-hander was unable to secure a spot on the major-league roster after he posted a 9.64 ERA and 2.36 WHIP in 4.2 innings during five spring appearances. Sewald will likely begin the year at Triple-A Tacoma.
Sewald has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mariners.
Sewald was non-tendered by the Mets in early December after stumbling to a 13.50 ERA across six innings in 2020. The right-hander has bounced back and forth between the majors and minors while pitching in the New York organization the last four seasons. He will now turn his attention toward trying to make the Mariners' roster at some point.
Sewald was non-tendered by the Mets on Wednesday.
He never logged an ERA lower than 4.55 across four seasons in the Mets' bullpen, so it's not surprising to see him cut loose. Sewald could end up settling for a minor-league deal this offseason.
Sewald was optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Tuesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Sewald has made five appearances out of the pen for the Mets this season, but things haven't gone at all well for him. He's allowed nine runs on 12 hits in six innings, walking four batters while striking out just two.
Sewald allowed two hits and a walk in 1.2 scoreless innings during Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
The right-hander entered the game in the fourth inning after a poor performance from Steven Matz, but Sewald ran into trouble of his own in the fifth, loading the bases with two outs before getting bailed out by Jeurys Familia. Sewald has a 5.06 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 2:2 K:BB through 5.1 innings, and his low-leverage role offers little fantasy appeal.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/31||@ TEX||L 4-5||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|07/30||@ TEX||W 9-5||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/26||vs HOU||W 11-8||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/24||vs OAK||W 5-4||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/23||vs OAK||W 4-3||1||1.1||0||0||1||3|
|07/20||@ COL||W 6-4||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|07/18||@ LAA||W 7-4||1.0||3||2||0||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||56.0||35||0||0||3||2||8||67||7||48||1.77||0.982|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||52.0||40||0||0||4||1||11||62||16||38||1.73||1.038|
|2016||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||65.2||56||0||0||5||3||19||80||21||58||3.31||1.212|
|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||8.2||8||0||0||1||0||4||12||2||7||2.19||1.098|
|2018||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||8.0||7||0||0||3||0||1||7||1||7||1.12||1.000|