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.
The Red Sox recalled Lakins from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Lakins will help Boston fortify its depth in the bullpen after Ryan Weber was sent to Triple-A following Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Angels. The reliever had previously made seven appearances with Boston earlier this season, giving up six runs on 10 hits and six walks in 9.1 innings.
Lakins was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Lakins spent five days on the big-league roster, allowing one run in 2.1 innings of work across three appearances. He'll head back to the minors with Hector Velazquez (back) returning from the injured list and Ryan Brasier returning from the bereavement list.
The Red Sox recalled Lakins from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Boston will bring in Lakins to provide a fresh arm in the bullpen after Bobby Poyner tossed 59 pitches in long relief in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers before being demoted to Triple-A. Lakins previously made four underwhelming appearances with Boston earlier in the season and hasn't been dramatically better at Pawtucket, posting a 3.32 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 18:12 K:BB in 19 frames.
Lakins was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.
Lakins spent less than a week on the big-league roster. He got into three games, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings of work. Colten Brewer and Josh Taylor were recalled from Pawtucket in corresponding moves for Lakins and Mitch Moreland (back), who was placed on the injured list.
Lakins was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Tyler Thornburg (hip) landed on the injured list, so the Red Sox needed bullpen reinforcements. Lakins has a 4.02 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB in 15.2 innings at Triple-A. He will be used in low-leverage spots.
Lakins was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Lakins was called up for his big-league debut Tuesday and made just one appearance, allowing one run one four hits while striking out two in innings of relief Tuesday against the Tigers. Josh Smith's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Lakins was called up by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old is yet to make his big-league debut. He's an interesting relief prospect, with a potential plus curveball and a 2.22 ERA in 24.1 innings at the Triple-A level. Bobby Poyner was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Red Sox optioned Lakins to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The 2015 sixth-round pick will head back to Pawtucket after finishing the past season there following a successful stint at Double-A Portland to begin the campaign. Over his 10 appearances at Triple-A, the right-handed reliever surrendered only three runs over 16.1 innings while posting a 15:5 K:BB.
Lakins was added to the 40-man roster by Boston on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Lakins is now protected from the Rule 5 draft. He reached Triple-A Pawtucket last season, making 10 relief appearances and recording a 1.65 ERA and 15 strikeouts through 16 frames.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||@ TOR||W 7-5||1||2.0||0||0||1||2|
|09/24||@ BOS||W 13-1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|09/19||vs TB||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|09/17||@ TB||L 6-10||0.2||2||1||1||1|
|09/15||vs ATL||L 1-5||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|09/11||@ NYY||L 1-10||2.1||2||0||1||1|
|09/08||@ NYM||W 11-2||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFA-Salem Red Sox||91.0||19||18||0||6||3||0||79||36||111||5.93||1.615|
|2017||AFA-Salem Red Sox||38.0||7||7||0||5||0||0||43||13||32||2.60||1.184|
|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||30.1||8||8||0||0||4||0||19||21||34||6.28||1.827|
|2018||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||38.0||26||6||0||2||2||1||42||13||27||2.60||1.053|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||16.1||10||0||0||1||0||2||15||5||11||1.68||0.994|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||45.0||40||1||0||3||4||6||42||23||46||4.60||1.533|