Trivino, who allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks while recording two strikeouts over one inning in a loss to the Giants on Sunday, was dealing an upper-leg bruise he sustained on a line drive in Saturday's appearance, the Associated Press reports.
The right-hander was able to produce his second straight scoreless appearance in Saturday's win over San Francisco, but he didn't come out of his one frame unscathed. Trivino tested himself out with some pregame throwing Sunday and was apparently deemed healthy enough to be available out of the bullpen later in the day, although any discomfort he may have still been feeling could have been partly to blame for his uneven performance.
Trivino fired a clean ninth inning to close out a 6-0 win over the Astros on Monday.
The right-hander isn't really being utilized in too many high-leverage scenarios, but manager Bob Melvin has seemingly gotten the previously struggling right-hander back on track with the way he's deployed him. Factoring in Monday's outing, the 28-year-old now has eight straight scoreless appearances; he increasingly looks like a markedly different pitcher than the one who posted a 5.25 ERA and 1.53 WHIP last season, and that started the 2020 campaign with a 9.00 ERA across his first four appearances.
Trivino, who fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and recorded three strikeouts in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday, has now put together six straight scoreless efforts.
Trivino's ERA stood at a bloated 9.00 following an Aug. 10 appearance during which he surrendered two runs, but the right-hander has been flawless from an earned-run perspective since then. The 28-year-old has fired eight scoreless frames across six appearances since that outing, putting together an 11:4 K:BB along the way. The stretch of effective performances has brought Trivino's ERA down to a solid 3.38, and it's featured what is arguably some of his best work since a stellar 2018 rookie campaign in which he secured 23 holds alongside a 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
Trivino, who sports an elevated 7.50 ERA over his first five appearances this season, has nevertheless impressed manager Bob Melvin with how he's looked in his last pair of outings, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Sometimes the league catches up to you and has a really good idea what you're going to throw and when you're going to throw it, and I think that was the case at times last year with Lou," Melvin said. "I think incorporating at least three pitches in his repertoire, one a little bit slower than the fastball and the cutter is going to be beneficial for him."
Trivino struggled to a career-worst 5.25 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 2019 over 61 appearances, and due to having allowed multiple earned runs in two outings this season, he once again sports an unappealing ERA. Nevertheless, Melvin sees a more effective pitcher thus far this season, noting the right-hander's fastball is showing "good life" and that Trivino's decision to mix in more off-speed pitches is one that's paying off. The 28-year-old boasts three scoreless one-inning efforts in his other two appearances, and his 8:2 K:BB over six innings underscores that he's exhibiting better control early than during a 2019 campaign when he generated a bloated 4.7 BB/9.
Trivino was charged with a blown save Monday against the Angels, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out two in two innings.
Trivino has been hit or miss this season, notching two scoreless appearances but giving up five earned runs in his other two outings. As such, the 28-year-old has a 9.00 ERA in five innings this season. He might be confined to low-leverage situations until he can turn things around.
Trivino fired a clean ninth inning in a win over the Mariners on Monday, recording two strikeouts.
Manager Bob Melvin utilized the quintessential low-leverage scenario of a 10-run read to give Trivino a chance to right the ship and get some much-needed work in. The 28-year-old had last logged an appearance six days prior against the Rockies, when he gave up three earned runs on three hits and a walk over an inning. Trivino has sandwiched Monday's effort and another clean frame against the Angels on July 25 around the hiccup against Colorado, leaving him with a bloated 9.00 ERA.
Trivino (shoulder) faced hitters in a simulated game Sunday, John Hickey of SI.com reports.
Trivino reported no renewed soreness in his right shoulder coming out of the appearance, so he looks like he'll be ready to go when the Athletics open their season July 24 versus the Angels. After a tough 2019 campaign, Trivino told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday that he feels he's in terrific condition and "poised to repeat" his impressive rookie season. Trivino served as the Athletics' top setup man in 2018, logging a 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 82:31 K:BB across 74 innings.
Trivino is battling shoulder soreness but is expected to resume throwing Thursday, John Hickey of the East Bay Times reports.
Trivino took several days off while experiencing shoulder soreness, but manager Bob Melvin said that he's expected to resume throwing Thursday. It wouldn't be surprising to see the team proceeding cautiously with the right-hander as he resumes activities, but whether the issue will impact his availability for Opening Day remains to be seen.
Trivino has changed his diet and worked on remaining coiled in his pitching motion and staying behind the ball during spring training, Tom Moore of The Doylestown Intelligencer reports.
Trivino is hopeful the adjustments he's made to his body and delivery will help him recapture the form that made him one of baseball's top setup men during his rookie season in 2018, when he posted a 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 82:31 K:BB, four saves and 23 holds in 74 innings. Though Trivino didn't lose any velocity from his upper-90s fastball in 2019, he believes poor dieting and a shortening of his arm path on his delivery contributed to his numbers soaring to 5.25 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. The Athletics will likely break him in as a middle reliever to begin the upcoming season, but if his spring adjustments pay dividends early on, he could quickly settle in as the eighth-inning man ahead of closer Liam Hendriks.
Trivino (rib) has made two appearances for the Athletics during Cactus League play, giving up three earned runs on five hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.
Trivino concluded the 2019 campaign on the shelf after suffering a cracked rib in mid-September, but he faced no restrictions upon reporting to camp earlier this month. The righty was roughed up in relief in Oakland's spring opener last weekend against the Cubs, but he bounced back with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's 9-6 loss to the Padres. Trivino is expected to open the season in a setup or middle-relief role and could be one of the Athletics' top options for saves in the event closer Liam Hendriks should miss time at any point.
Trivino (rib) played catch Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The hard-throwing reliever is presumed out until spring training, yet the fact he was able to at least do some light tossing is an encouraging step. Trivino struggled through a disappointing 2019 but should have plenty of time to regain a clean bill of health over the next several months.
Trivino has a cracked rib and will not return this season, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Oblique and rib injuries that he suffered off the field will result in the end of Trivino's season. He finishes the year with a 5.25 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 60 innings.
According to manager Bob Melvin, Trivino has been dealing with an oblique and rib injury after "taking a spill" a week ago, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Trivino hasn't pitched since Saturday against Texas, and this injury explains why. Melvin did note that his right-hander has been feeling better in recent days, though his availability for Friday's matchup remains in question.
Trivino (4-5) earned the win Friday, pitching three scoreless innings and allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out four in a 3-2 extra-innings victory over the Astros.
Trivino took the mound in the 11th inning and suppressed a dangerous Astros lineup long enough for Robbie Grossman to give the Athletics a walkoff single in the 13th. Trivino has posted mixed results recently, allowing six runs over 7.1 innings across his last seven appearances. The reliever owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 15 holds after the longest of his 51 outings this season.
Trivino fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and a walk in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.
The outing was notably Trivino's first of more than one inning since May 5. Trivino went through a late-May/early-to-mid June rough patch that spiked his ERA from 2.42 to 5.01 at one point, and despite him generating a 2.70 ERA across the 10 innings covering his last 10 appearances, things haven't quite returned to normal in terms of his usage. The right-hander has only one hold over that span, and after blowing his fourth save chance of the season June 16, he hasn't been deployed in a similar high-leverage situation since. Additionally, he's been effectively bumped down a notch in the bullpen pecking order due to Liam Hendriks' emergence as a closer and Blake Treinen essentially becoming his setup man, the latter a role Trivino had filled on occasion over the last season-plus.
Trivino, who logged his 14th hold in a win over the Twins on Thursday by firing a scoreless inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts, owns a 1.69 ERA across his last six appearances.
There are still a couple of troublesome indicators -- Trivino's 5.76 xFIP and 3.4 BB/9 during that modest sample are two prominent examples -- but the right-hander is at least limiting the damage much more consistently of late. Trivino hasn't allowed an earned run in four straight appearances, and he's yielded just two runs overall since suffering his fifth loss and fourth blown save against the Mariners on June 16. His ERA, which was as high as 5.00 as recently as June 21, has begun a slow descent, but his current 4.50 figure and 1.53 WHIP are still both significantly higher than his respective 3.47 and 1.27 career metrics.
Trivino (2-5) allowed four runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday. He was also charged with his fourth blown save.
Trivino was partly done in by a dropped fly ball on the part of Mark Canha in right field in the eighth, but he also issued a four-pitch walk to Daniel Vogelbach and allowed a two-run double to Kyle Seager. Trivino ultimately found the strike zone on just seven of 18 pitches and has now allowed 16 runs (12 earned) over the last 8.2 innings. His five losses rank second among American League relievers, while his four blown saves makes him an AL co-leader in that dubious category. However, for the time being, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports that manager Bob Melvin is vowing not to overreact to the right-hander's atypical struggles with any drastic role changes or a temporary demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. "The reason I'm reluctant to say I'd move him around the bullpen is because I haven't talked to him yet," Melvin said. "But this guy is really good, he's just going through a tough stretch. Whether or not we need to give him a little break from that role, we'll discuss it internally. But he's still got good stuff."
Trivino (2-4) took the loss Wednesday at Angel Stadium, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one through one inning of work.
After Ryan Buchter walked in a run to tie the score 9-9, Trivino was called upon in the eighth with the bases loaded to get the final out. He sent Albert Pujols down swinging to end the inning, but unfortunately, he gave up a single to Brian Goodwin in the ninth. Goodwin then got into scoring position by stealing second, and Dustin Garneau took advantage with a walkoff double on a misplayed ball over Robbie Grossman's head. The 27-year-old now owns a 4.40 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 29 games.
Trivino has been charged with two blown saves and allowed four earned runs over 3.2 innings in his last three appearances.
The normally dominant right-hander had yielded just two earned runs across his first 15 trips to the mound heading into an appearance against the Indians last Friday. Trivino surrendered an earned run on two hits and a walk in that outing, and three days later, he was touched up by the Mariners for three more on two hits and two walks over an inning. Trivino does have eight holds on the season and offers fantasy owners plenty in the way of strikeouts (9.2 K/9), but the pair of recent stumbles has bumped his ERA up from 1.13 to 2.75.
Trivino (thumb) returned to action Wednesday against the Red Sox, walking one while recording one out to close out the sixth inning.
He came in to get the final out of the frame, needing 10 pitches to do so while ending a big inning for Boston. It was Trivino's first action since April 17, but he should be considered healthy moving forward.
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