Wells (2-3) took the loss after he surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk while recording just one out in a blown save Wednesday versus the Yankees.
The closer was called upon to protect a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth but gave up a two-run single to Brett Gardner. It was the second consecutive outing in which he has blown a save, a sample in which he's given up six runs in 1.2 innings. Cole Sulser could end up getting the next save opportunity for the Orioles.
Wells (2-2) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus Toronto. He allowed four runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1.1 innings.
The right-hander was able to get the last out in the sixth inning without trouble, but Toronto teed off on him in the seventh, capped by George Springer's go-ahead two-run home run. Wells took his second blown save and second loss of the year after the disastrous outing. He has a 3.86 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 64:11 K:BB across 53.2 innings this year, and Saturday's poor outing ended his 10.2-inning scoreless streak. The 27-year-old will still likely see high-leverage opportunities during the last three weeks of the season.
Wells recorded the final out of Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Royals to record his second save of the season.
It didn't look like the O's would have a closing situation at all for most of the game, as they were down 5-0 heading into the eighth inning before erupting for an incredible nine runs in the bottom of the frame, but Dillon Tate let the Royals back into it in the top of the ninth, forcing Wells into action. The 27-year-old appears to be the closer du jour for manager Brandon Hyde, but unlike some prior applicants for the role, Wells actually has the stuff and numbers to credibly fit the assignment. He's averaging 95.1 mph with his fastball and allowing a .199 xwOBA on his slider this year while posting a 3.27 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 63:10 K:BB through his first 52.1 big-league innings.
Wells pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Yankees.
The 27-year-old has been excellent since returning from right wrist tendinitis in mid-August, as he's posted a 7.1-inning scoreless streak while allowing just one hit and one walk. Wells finally got a chance to close out a game, and he did so by throwing 10 of his 12 pitches for strikes. He's added a hold, a blown save and a 2-1 record while posting a 3.35 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 62:10 K:BB across 51 innings this year. Expect the right-hander to see more high-leverage spots down the stretch.
Wells struck out one in a perfect inning during Wednesday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
The right-hander pitched in the ninth inning after Baltimore stormed ahead in the eighth. Wells has made just four appearances since returning from a wrist injury Aug. 12, but he's given up just one walk while striking out four in 3.1 innings in that span. The 27-year-old has a 3.64 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 59:10 K:BB across 47 innings, and he should be in line for high-leverage spots down the stretch, although Baltimore's poor performance as a team likely won't lead to many save chances.
Wells (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Wells' activation was expected after he threw a successful live batting practice session Tuesday. The right-hander had been sidelined for just under a month due to right wrist tendinitis, but he'll be available out of the bullpen with a 3.92 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 43.2 innings across 29 relief appearances this year.
Wells (wrist) is expected to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Wells suffered a small setback last weekend, but he faced hitters Tuesday and will rejoin Baltimore's bullpen ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Tigers. The right-hander had been on the injured list since July 20 due to right wrist tendinitis, but he's recorded a 3.92 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 43.2 innings across 29 relief appearances in his first major-league season.
Wells (wrist) threw live batting practice Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Wells was hoping to be activated as early as last week, but soreness in his injured right wrist postponed his return. If he comes out of Tuesday's live session feeling good, it's possible he could be reinstated by the end of the week, though the club has not confirmed the right-hander's next steps.
Wells (wrist) is not expected to be activated from the injured list until next week, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Wells suffered a setback with soreness in his injured right wrist earlier in the week. The right-hander played catch Friday, but he'll need to clear a few more hurdles without trouble before he can be considered good to go.
Wells (wrist) could return from the injured list as soon as Wednesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
If not Wednesday, the righty figures to be activated for Friday's series opener against the Rays. Manager Brandon Hyde said Wells, once healthy, could get opportunities as Baltimore's closer. He has a 3.92 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and stellar 55:9 K:BB in 43.2 innings of relief work this season.
Wells was placed on the 10-day injured list with right wrist tendinitis Friday, retroactive to July 20, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Wells hadn't pitched since he struck out two in a scoreless inning against the Rays on Monday, and he's apparently dealing with a wrist injury. However, the right-hander isn't expected to require a lengthy stint on the injured list, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Wells (2-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Sunday against the White Sox after allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and a walk across two innings. He struck out four.
Wells entered the game with one out to go in the eighth and fired a scoreless ninth while fanning three of the first four batters he faced, but the wheels came off in the 10th inning. The right-hander walked Yoan Moncada and retired two batters in a row before allowing Adam Engel to blast a three-run shot that would eventually decide the game for Chicago. Wells has now given up five runs over his last two outings, and his ERA has risen to 4.10 as a result. He had recorded five straight scoreless appearances prior to his last two outings.
Wells allowed two runs on two hits and struck out one in one inning in Tuesday's 7-5 win over Toronto.
Prior to Tuesday, Wells had allowed just two hits while striking out eight across six scoreless innings in his last five outings. The reliever's setback didn't cost Baltimore on Tuesday, but it did raise his ERA to 3.86. He's also posted a 0.96 WHIP and 49:8 K:BB across 39.2 innings in a low-leverage role.
Wells allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one in one-third of an inning, taking a blown save in Saturday's 10-7 loss to Toronto.
The right-hander's streak of 11 scoreless innings over his last six appearances came to a crushing end. In addition to the two runs on his line, Wells also allowed all three runners he inherited from Paul Fry to score as part of Toronto's six-run ninth inning. Wells now has a 4.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 40:8 K:BB across 32.2 innings. The blown save was his first of the season, as he hasn't seen much high-leverage work yet.
Wells (2-0) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Wells entered Friday's game to record the final out in the top of the fifth inning with runners on the corners. He struck out Marcus Semien to finish the inning, and he retired each of the three batters he faced in the sixth to pick up his second win of the year. The right-hander has struck out 12 in 11 scoreless innings across his last six outings.
Wells (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two to earn the win Wednesday versus Minnesota.
Matt Harvey started the game on short rest and pitched three innings before Wells entered the game. Wells got help from Baltimore's offense, as DJ Stewart hit a go-ahead two-run home run. The win was the right-hander's first decision at the major-league level. He's posted a 4.81 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29:8 K:BB across 24.1 innings. Wells will likely continue to see low-leverage assignments, as Wednesday was just the fifth time in 14 outings he's kept runs off the board.
Wells allowed a run on three hits and a walk and recorded his only out via strikeout in Monday's 8-3 loss to Minnesota.
Wells didn't make the mess -- Tanner Scott and Cesar Valdez each struggled prior to the right-hander's entry into the game. Nonetheless, Wells allowed an inherited runner to score and then had to work out of a bases-loaded jam after allowing another run that was charged to him. The 26-year-old remains a candidate for low-leverage work with a 5.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB across 21.1 innings this year. Prior to Monday, he had logged 10 straight outings of more than one inning.
Wells pitched two scoreless innings with one walk and no strikeouts in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Mets.
Wells entered in the seventh inning of a lopsided game, but he kept it from getting any worse. The 26-year-old has a 5.40 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB across 15 innings in nine appearances. This was just the third time this season Wells has kept runs off the board -- he's likely to continue in a low-leverage role.
Wells allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings of Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Athletics.
Saturday was a bullpen day for the Orioles, and Wells took over in the second inning after Wade LeBlanc was ineffective through 1.2 innings. In the fourth, Wells was taken deep by A's infielder Jed Lowrie for a three-run home run. The 26-year-old Wells has a 7.04 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB across 7.2 innings this season. He's likely to be limited to low-leverage assignments.
Wells gave up one run on a hit and a walk and struck out one in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Yankees.
Wells walked Brett Gardner and then allowed an RBI double to Giancarlo Stanton for the Yankees' fourth run of the game. As a Rule 5 pick, the right-hander has to stay on the Orioles' roster all season for them to maintain his playing rights. He's expected to work in middle relief in 2021, although he could play his way into high-leverage assignments.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/15||vs NYY||L 3-4||1||0.1||2||2||1||0|
|09/11||vs TOR||L 10-11||1||1.1||3||4||1||1|
|09/08||vs KC||W 9-8||1||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/07||vs KC||W 7-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/05||@ NYY||W 8-7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/03||@ NYY||L 3-4||1.2||0||0||0||3|
|08/31||@ TOR||W 4-2||1.1||1||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||75.1||14||14||0||5||3||0||92||22||63||3.12||1.132|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||86.2||16||16||1||8||4||0||82||17||60||2.82||0.893|