Sanchez allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two over three innings in a loss to Atlanta on Thursday in Game 3 of the NLDS.
The Marlins gave the ball to Sanchez with the season on the line after dropping the first two games of this best-of-five series. The rookie could not get the job done as he had in the Wild Card Series, however. It's a bit troubling that the hard-throwing righty finishes 2020 with a 12:11 K:BB over his final four starts, postseason included (15 innings). Sanchez had a 29:5 K:BB in his first five major-league starts spanning 32 innings.
Sanchez tossed five scoreless innings in Friday's Game 2 win against the Cubs but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six.
Sanchez struggled a bit to close out the regular season as he allowed nine runs over seven innings during his last two starts. The right-hander got into some trouble in the fourth and fifth innings Friday, but the Cubs were unable to score any runs as the Marlins' pitching staff combined for a shutout to secure the sweep. Sanchez should factor into the team's rotation plan for the NLDS against Atlanta, but manager Don Mattingly hasn't yet revealed who will start for Miami during the series.
Sanchez won't start Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Cubs on Thursday as originally scheduled, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Sanchez will start Friday for what was originally scheduled as Game 2, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Pablo Lopez, who had been scheduled to pitch Friday, will start Saturday if Game 3 is necessary.
Sanchez allowed four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two over three innings Wednesday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.
Most of the damage done against Sanchez came in the opening frame. He walked Ronald Acuna, who then used his speed to score from first on a double to deep right by Freddie Freeman. Two batters later, Freeman crossed home plate on a single to center by Ozzie Albies. Sanchez would later walk Dansby Swanson to bring up Adeiny Hechavarria, who lined one into center field to bring around Albies to put the Braves up 3-2 after the first inning. The 22-year-old had more control issues in the third after walking two additional batters and then surrendering another RBI single to Hechavarria to extend the lead to 4-2. It's been a mildly concerning end to the 2020 season for Sanchez; he has given up nine runs in seven innings over his last two starts after allowing just six runs in his first five outings. The Marlins are currently in line for a postseason spot and are hoping they can count on Sanchez to be their ace for a deep playoff run.
Sanchez (3-2) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings as he was charged with the loss in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Sanchez was incredibly efficient in his last start as he needed only 90 pitches to toss seven innings in another appearance during a doubleheader. He fared considerably worse Friday as he allowed two runs in the second inning and three runs in the fourth. As a result, he picked up his second loss of the season. The right-hander now carries a 2.75 ERA and 31:7 K:BB over 36 innings during his first six major-league starts. He'll attempt to turn things around on the road Wednesday against Atlanta.
Sanchez (3-1) allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out four across seven innings to earn the win Sunday in Game 1 of the team's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Sanchez needed only 90 pitches to record 21 outs, with the lone run coming in the second inning. While he wasn't dominant in terms of strikeouts and walks, Sanchez generated 10 ground ball outs to stay out of danger. The 22-year-old rookie has allowed no more than three earned runs in any of his five starts while working at least six innings in each of his past four outings. The result is a 1.69 ERA with a 29:5 K:BB across 32 frames. He lines up to take his next turn through the rotation Friday against Washington.
Sanchez (2-1) earned the win Tuesday by holding Atlanta scoreless over six innings. He allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six.
The flamethrowing rookie notched his third straight quality start with a dominant performance against one of the league's top run-scoring offenses. After yielding six hits in each of his first three career starts, Sanchez gave up half that many Tuesday, and none went for extra bases. Sanchez had his swing-and-miss arsenal on display in the win, inducing 14 swinging strikes on 89 total pitches. The right-hander has enjoyed a brilliant start to his big-league career, posting a 1.80 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 25:2 K:BB over his first 25 innings. He'll look to keep impressing when he faces Philadelphia on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Sanchez (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits (one home run) while striking out five across seven innings as he was handed the first loss of his young career Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Sanchez went toe-to-toe with Hyun-Jin Ryu, a 2019 National League Cy Young finalist, but his offense could not bear him any support on the scoreboard. Sanchez's lone mistake was serving up a two-run home run to Lourdes Gurriel in the fifth as he was otherwise quite efficient, throwing 79 pitches (56 strikes) in seven innings. The hard-throwing righty is scheduled next for a tough road matchup against the Braves.
Sanchez did not allow a run but gave up six hits while walking a batter and striking out 10 across seven innings in a no-decision against the Ray on Friday.
The Marlins didn't win on the scoresheet but should still feel excited that they have Sanchez on their team. In just the second start of his career, the right-handed phenom recorded 10 strikeouts, but the Marlins offense went cold Friday and was unable to provide any run support. The Marlins are expected to have Sandy Alcantara and Caleb Smith available again soon, but Sanchez likely won't be bumped from the rotation. He is set for a rematch against the Rays next Friday.
Sanchez's start against the Mets on Thursday was postponed, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The teams have decided not to play as a protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Mets took the field, but ultimately exited after a 42-second moment of silence. It's not yet clear when the game will be made up, nor is it known when Sanchez will take the ball next.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Sanchez will remain in Miami's rotation this week, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. "Right now, we see him in the rotation," Mattingly said of Sanchez. "He was ready physically. Right now, he's going to pitch every fifth day. We're going to need all of our guys, and the guys coming back [off the injured list], too."
Miami is due to get three Opening Day rotation members in Sandy Alcantara, Caleb Smith and Jose Urena back from the COVID-19 injured list in the near future, but the 22-year-old fireballer performed well enough in his MLB debut over the weekend to earn a second start. He limited the Nationals to three runs on six hits while striking out four over five innings in that outing, earning the win for his efforts. Mattingly didn't specify when Sanchez's next start would come, but MLB.com currently lists the right-hander as the probable starter for Thursday's series finale with the Mets.
Sanchez (1-0) picked up the win in a 5-3 victory over the Nationals during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
Making his big-league debut, Sanchez quickly flashed the velocity that's made him a top prospect as he popped 100 mph on the radar gun four times in the first inning alone. He also showed good control, throwing 46 of 66 pitches for strikes, but he perhaps got too much of the plate as the Nats launched two homers off him to account for all three runs. It was still a very impressive beginning to his career, and the 22-year-old figures to remain in the Miami rotation for the rest of the year and well into the future. It's not clear when Sanchez will next take the mound, but if he stays on normal rest he'll get a road start against the Mets on Thursday.
Sanchez was recalled from the alternate training site to start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals
The 22-year-old joined the team earlier in the week and now officially joins the active roster for his major-league debut Saturday. Sanchez reached Double-A Jacksonville in 2019 and posted a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 97:19 K:BB across 103 innings.
Sanchez will be added to Miami's big-league roster Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Heyman added that Sanchez is a candidate to start against the Nationals this weekend. The top pitching prospect, who has reportedly been touching 100 mph with his fastball at the team's satellite camp, registered a 0.95 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 39:7 K:BB over his final eight starts (47.1 innings) at Double-A last year.
Sanchez is expected to be called up soon, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Sanchez, the Marlins' top pitching prospect, is already on the 40-man roster and the expectation was that he would make his MLB debut sometime this year, even with the shortened season. It is unclear what throwing schedule Sanchez is on, but the Marlins have TBD starters for Saturday's doubleheader and Sunday's game, all of which are against the Nationals. Per Heyman, Sanchez has been touching 100 mph with his fastball, which is not a new development, but worth noting. He had a 0.95 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 39:7 K:BB in 47.1 innings over his final eight starts at Double-A last year.
The Marlins aren't expected to promote top prospects like Sanchez to their 30-man roster in the wake of the team's COVID-19 outbreak, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
There will be a lot of holes to fill on the roster, but Miami is leaning towards adding players who already have some major-league experience rather than starting the service-time clocks on prospects like Sanchez or Jazz Chisholm. Sanchez will continue working out at the Marlins' alternate training site in Jupiter, Florida, but it seems as though his debut will have to wait until at least 2021.
Sanchez is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
As a member of the 40-man roster, Sanchez's inclusion was inevitable. He is not too far away from being big-league ready, and the Marlins will want to responsibly build up his innings as much as possible, so he could be heard from in the majors this summer.
Sanchez is unlikely to pitch in a Grapefruit League game this spring, Craig Mish of SportsGrid reports.
Sanchez is not injured, but according to the report, the Marlins are happy with his progress and want him ready for the long haul this season. While not pitching this spring would mean a late start to Sanchez's season in the minors, it sounds like the team is still planning to give him a shot at the top level at some point, and the delayed start could help him avoid being shut down later in the campaign.
Sanchez was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster Wednesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
This was an easy call for Miami on the final day to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft, as Sanchez is their top pitching prospect and one of the best pitching prospects in the game. He will likely open the year at Triple-A but could reach the majors sometime this summer.
Sanchez gave up two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday. He struck out five.
The right-hander has won four straight starts, posting a 1.03 ERA, 0.61 WHIP and 25:3 K:BB through 26.1 innings over that stretch. In fact, Sanchez has allowed more than three runs in a start only once since his mid-May promotion to the Southern League, compiling a 2.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 83:15 K:BB over 14 outings and 82 innings. The Marlins' No. 5 fantasy prospect still needs to prove he can handle a regular turn in the rotation, but he's putting himself in position for a 2020 big-league debut.
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