Sewald recorded his 12th hold in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on two hits over an inning during which he also recorded two strikeouts.
Sewald encountered trouble for the third straight appearance after opening the frame with consecutive strikeouts of Enrique Hernandez and Kyle Schwarber. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers subsequently tagged him for back-to-back solo home runs to bring the Red Sox within a run before Sewald escaped by retiring J.D. Martinez. The hard-throwing right-hander boasted a 2.39 ERA and 0.98 WHIP as recently as Sept. 5, but a three-appearance stretch where he's given up five earned runs over three innings has bumped those figures up to 3.12 and 1.02, respectively.
Sewald pitched one inning, giving up two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out two Tuesday against the Astros.
Called upon to protect a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning, Sewald walked Jose Altuve to open the frame and later surrendered a two-run homer to Alex Bregman. It was the second time in three outings that he has blown a save but only the second time in his last 12 outings that he was tagged for any earned runs. Since returning from the paternity list Aug. 16, Sewald has posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Sewald tossed a four-out save Wednesday in a 1-0 win over the Astros. He allowed two hits and had three strikeouts and zero walks.
Sewald relieved Drew Steckenrider with two on and two out in the eighth and struck out Carlos Correa to escape the inning. Sewald gave up two one-out singles in the ninth but finished with a flyout and a strikeout to earn his eighth save of the year and his fourth since Aug. 17. He and Steckenrider have alternated picking up the last four saves for the Mariners, and the ninth-inning scenario could become even more cloudy with Diego Castillo (shoulder) set to return over the weekend. Regardless, Sewald has been fantastic this season, pitching to a 2.45 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 79:13 K:BB over 47.2 innings.
Sewald (9-3) got the win in Tuesday's 4-0 dispatching of the Astros, allowing one hit with three strikeouts in one inning.
Sewald entered a scoreless game in the eighth inning and worked around a Jose Altuve single to record all three outs via the strikeout. He fell in line for the win after Seattle took the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Aside from a poor outing Aug. 5, the 31-year-old delivered a sensational August featuring three wins, saves and holds apiece in 12 appearances.
Sewald saved Monday's 5-3 victory over the Athletics, striking out one in a clean ninth.
After Seattle scored three in the top of the inning, Sewald entered in the ninth and slammed the door on the middle of Oakland's order. The 31-year-old has had himself quite the week since returning from the paternity list Tuesday, recording a win, three saves and a hold in five innings, and appears to be leading Seattle's closer committee.
Sewald (8-3) recorded the victory in an extra-innings win over the Astros on Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out the side in a scoreless 10th inning.
The right-hander got himself into immediate trouble by allowing a leadoff single to Jose Altuve that pushed inning-opening pinch-runner Lance McCullers to third. However, after an intentional walk to Michael Brantley loaded the bases, Sewald impressively bore down to strike out Carlos Correa, Jason Castro and Yuli Gurriel, with the last two punchouts featuring swinging third strikes. Sewald has developed into an excellent fantasy reliever, complementing his eight victories with six saves and 10 holds while filling a variety of later-inning roles.
Sewald allowed an unearned run on one hit and no walks while striking out one across one inning to earn the save Thursday against the Rangers.
Sewald pitched the 11th inning and was given a two-run lead to work with. He allowed only a two-out single, though that allowed the designated runner to score from second base. Sewald recorded the final out one batter later, and he now has six saves on the season. It is worth noting that Diego Castillo was brought into the game in a save situation in the ninth inning, and he surrendered a three-run home run to lose the lead. In addition to Castillo and Sewald, Drew Steckenrider has also factored into the Mariners' closer picture of late. Sewald has two of the team's five saves since Castillo was added to the roster.
Sewald pitched a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Sewald entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead and secured his fifth save in his first appearance since being reinstated from the paternity list. The 31-year-old is a part of Seattle's closer-by-committee approach. He was afforded the ninth-inning opportunity while Diego Castillo, who is 1-for-3 in save chances since joining Seattle at the deadline, was called on in the eighth. For the season, Sewald now has a 2.77 ERA in 39 innings and is 5-for-7 in save opportunities.
Sewald was reinstated from the paternity list Monday.
Sewald was away from the team since Thursday, but he'll rejoin the active roster and take the place of right-hander Yohan Ramirez in the bullpen. The 31-year-old has taken on a setup role since the Mariners traded for Diego Castillo at the end of July, and he's recorded two holds with a 5.40 ERA and 0.60 WHIP in 6.2 innings across six appearances since then.
Sewald was placed on the paternity list Thursday.
Players may miss up to three days on the paternity list, meaning Sewald should be back by Sunday. Yohan Ramirez was recalled to take his place in the bullpen in a corresponding move.
Sewald (7-3) struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Sewald took the loss in his last outing when he allowed three runs in two innings, but he returned to form Sunday. The right-hander has now held the opposition scoreless in seven of his last eight appearances, and he's picked up two wins, a save and two holds during that time.
Sewald (6-3) was tagged with the loss in relief Thursday against the Yankees, as he gave up three runs on three hits while fanning one.
Tyler Anderson delivered a good performance Thursday, but the bullpen faltered once again and Sewald was the one that allowed the Yankees to score what would eventually be the winning run. Aside from blowing the save and essentially giving the game away, Sewald also ended a streak of six straight scoreless appearances.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/17||@ KC||W 6-2||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|09/15||vs BOS||L 4-9||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|09/13||vs BOS||W 5-4||1.0||2||2||0||2|
|09/08||@ HOU||W 8-5||1.0||1||1||0||0|
|09/07||@ HOU||L 4-5||1.0||1||2||1||2|
|09/05||@ ARI||W 10-4||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/03||@ ARI||W 6-5||0.1||1||0||2||1|
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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|