Lakins (1-3) took the loss against Seattle on Tuesday, giving up a single, two walks and three runs without recording an out.
Lakins entered the eighth in a tight 1-1 game and proceeded to load the bases before Tanner Scott allowed all three runners to score on a sacrifice fly and a grand slam. All five earned runs Lakins has surrendered on the year have come during his last two appearances, and he'll likely need to regain manager Brandon Hyde's trust to warrant use in a similar situation again.
Lakins (1-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Athletics after giving up two runs on two hits and a walk across two-thirds of an inning. He didn't strike out anyone and gave up a home run.
Lakins entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and the score tied 5-5. He retired Elvis Andrus on a groundout but then allowed a two-run shot to Ramon Laureano and walked Sean Murphy before eventually shutting the door against Matt Olson. Lakins hadn't allowed an earned run in any of his previous nine appearances, so he should remain an important part of Baltimore's bullpen.
Lakins pitched a scoreless seventh inning with one walk and no strikeouts to earn a hold in Monday's 4-2 win over the Yankees.
Lakins continued his strong start to the year with a nearly clean inning Monday. He's allowed just one unearned run in seven appearances this season. The right-hander has a 0.84 WHIP, 5:4 K:BB and 1-1 record through seven innings. Monday was his first hold of the year, which could mean he's in line for more high-leverage work.
Lakins (1-1) allowed a run on a hit and two walks with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Sunday versus the Rangers.
Lakins didn't help his cause much by throwing two wild pitches and loading the bases in his appearance. This was the first time the right-hander allowed a run this season in four outings. He's added four strikeouts in 3.2 innings and will likely feature more frequently in middle-relief assignments.
Lakins (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one to earn the win against the Rangers on Saturday.
The Orioles took the lead with Lakins on the mound and never looked back. After being called up April 13, Lakins provided three perfect innings in three different relief appearances, striking out three. The 26-year-old has done everything the Orioles have asked him to so far in the big leagues.
Lakins was recalled from the Orioles' alternate training site Wednesday.
Lakins was sent down by the Orioles after he served as the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against Seattle, but he'll now rejoin the club after right-hander Mac Sceroler (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Lakins made his season debut against the Mariners on Tuesday and struck out two in one clean relief inning.
The Orioles optioned Lakins to their alternate training site Wednesday.
Baltimore dropped Lakins from its active roster after he served as the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He was used out of the bullpen in the first game of the twin bill, striking out two over a perfect inning.
The Orioles recalled Lakins from their alternate site ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mariners.
Lakins will be designated as the 27th man for the twin bill, so he'll likely head back to the alternate site after Tuesday's games are completed. The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in 22 games out of the Baltimore bullpen in 2020, posting a 2.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Lakins will be optioned to the minors, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Lakins posted a 2.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 25.2 innings during 22 starts in the 2020 season, but he struggled this spring with an 8.59 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 7.1 innings. As a result, the 26-year-old will begin the year at Triple-A Norfolk but should be one of the top candidates for a promotion if the Orioles need bullpen depth in 2021.
Lakins (2-1) allowed one unearned run on no hits and two walks while failing to record a strikeout over two-thirds of an inning as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Nationals.
Although Lakins struggled with command Sunday as only seven of his 18 pitches were strikes, he nearly got out of the eighth inning unscathed. However, an error allowed the go-ahead run to cross the plate and put Lakins in line for his first loss of the season. The right-hander carries a 2.70 ERA and 11:2 K:BB over 10 innings during nine relief appearances this year.
Lakins was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Friday.
Lakins joins his third team of the offseason, having opened it with the Red Sox and having been traded to the Cubs for cash earlier in January. Lakins threw 23.1 innings in his debut for Boston last season, posting a 3.86 ERA but a modest 17.7 percent strike rate. His path to playing time in Baltimore will be considerably easier than it was in Boston or Chicago.
Lakins was traded from the Red Sox to the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash Tuesday.
Lakins was designated for assignment Friday, so the Red Sox's return is understandably low. In 23.1 innings in his big-league debut last year, Lakins posted a solid 3.86 ERA, though his 18:10 K:BB wasn't particularly impressive.
Lakins was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Lakins turned in a solid 2019 season, finishing with a 3.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with an 18:10 K:BB over 23.1 frames in his first taste of big-league action. Matt Hall will take Lakins' place on the 40-man roster.
Lakins will serve as the opener Thursday against the Rangers.
He has logged eight innings in six appearances this month, so he probably won't pitch more than an inning or two before handing the ball over to the bullpen. Mike Shawaryn is a candidate to be the first man out of the bullpen, but he's not a true primary pitcher -- this figures to be a bullpen game.
Lakins allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts across 1.2 innings during a no-decision while serving as an opener against the Rays on Saturday.
Incredibly, the Red Sox used 11 pitchers, so despite failing to record six outs, Lakins pitched more innings than every Boston pitcher but one in the middle frames. Even with this game going into the 11th, that's simply astonishing. Lakins remains 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 21.1 innings this season.
Lakins will serve as the opener for Saturday's game against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Lakins figures to toss the first inning or two before handing the ball to the primary pitcher. The Red Sox have yet to announce who will work in that role.
Lakins struck out three over two scoreless innings to open Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.
The Red Sox are getting by with three healthy starters and large bullpen cast for the final month of the season. As such, there may be several multi-inning opportunities for Lakins over the final weeks of the season, although his pedestrian strikeout numbers (6.8 K/9) do not suggest much in terms of fantasy value.
Lakins will open a bullpen game for the Red Sox on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox have 21 pitchers on their active roster at the moment, so there may not be a bulk reliever to follow Lakins. The outing will be the first "start" of the 25-year-old's big-league career.
The Red Sox recalled Lakins from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels. He worked two innings in relief, giving up two runs on five hits and one walk.
Boston used all four of the pitchers they added to the active roster Sunday in the series finale, with Lakins entering the contest in the third inning following an abbreviated start by David Price (wrist), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Lakins retired only half of the 12 batters he faced, but he showed some resolve in his final inning, inducing a two-out pop out from Mike Trout with runners on the corners to end the Angels' threat.
Lakins was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.
After logging four innings over the last four days, he gets sent to Triple-A in favor of a fresh arm (Josh Smith). Lakins will likely rejoin the big-league bullpen in September.
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|04/30||@ OAK||W 3-2||0.1||0||0||1||0|
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