Mazza allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision versus the Braves on Friday.
Mazza gave up a solo home run to Ronald Acuna to start the first inning, then shut out the Braves over the next five innings. It was a solid start for the 30-year-old Mazza, who finishes 2020 with a 4.80 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 29 strikeouts and a 1-2 record in 30 innings across nine outings (six starts).
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Mazza will start Friday's game against the Braves in Atlanta, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Mazza was awarded the nod over Mike Kickham, who will presumably head to the bullpen for the Red Sox's final five games of the season. The right-hander most recently made his fifth start of the season last weekend versus the Yankees, working four innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out one.
Mazza (1-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out one across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Yankees.
Mazza got into trouble immediately, allowing three of the first four batters he faced to reach base. After a single and sacrifice fly, he and the Red Sox were down 2-0 at the close of the first inning. He did recover from there, as the only other runs he surrendered were unearned due to two errors by Xander Bogaerts in the fourth frame. Through 25 innings this season, Mazza has a 5.40 ERA with a 23:13 K:BB. He's currently projected to take his final turn through the rotation Friday at Atlanta.
Mazza will start Saturday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The right-hander worked a scoreless inning out of the bullpen Wednesday, but he'll return to the rotation this weekend. Mazza has a 5.57 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB over 21 frames in seven appearances (four starts) this season..
Mazza tossed a scoreless inning in relief Wednesday in the Red Sox's 8-4 loss to the Marlins. He gave up no hits, issued one walk and struck out a batter in the 18-pitch frame.
Mazza was making his second straight appearance out of the bullpen after previously piggybacking Nathan Eovaldi on Sept. 12 in the latter's first start back from the injured list. As the final week of the regular season looms, only Eovaldi, Martin Perez and Tanner Houck appear to have secure spots in Boston's rotation. Mazza's usage his last two times out suggests he might not be in line to fill either of the two remaining openings in the rotation.
Mazza (1-1) picked up the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four.
The 30-year-old did uncork two wild pitches and hit a batter, but it was still an impressive, efficient performance from Mazza, who needed only 58 pitches (37 strikes) to record 15 outs and qualify for his first win of 2020. He still has a 5.40 ERA and 1.71 WHIP through 17 innings this season, however, and with Boston getting two off days this week, it's unclear when he'll make his next start.
Mazza will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
He will be starting on short rest, having last thrown four innings Friday against the Blue Jays, so don't look for Mazza to go deep enough in this one to qualify for the win. It is unclear if Mazza will get another short-rest start this week, as the Red Sox are still dealing with a severely decimated starting rotation.
Mazza didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two.
Other than a solo shot by the red-hot Rowdy Tellez in the fourth inning, Mazza kept the Toronto offense in check before exiting after 67 pitches (41 strikes). It was his best performance of the season, and while Mazza has a 6.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through 12 innings, he should stick in the Boston rotation for now given the team's lack of alternatives. His next turn is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Tampa Bay.
Mazza allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 2.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Nationals on Saturday.
Mazza was unimpressive in his third outing of the year, turning Saturday's contest into a bullpen game for the Red Sox. The 30-year-old righty has a 7.88 ERA, 2.50 WHIP and 10 strikeouts through eight innings this season. Mazza would likely face the Blue Jays in his next start.
Mazza was activated by the Red Sox ahead of his scheduled start Saturday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Mazza will officially join the active roster to start Saturday's contest against the Nationals. The right-hander allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out seven over 5.2 innings during two appearances this season. Nathan Eovaldi (calf) was placed on the 10-day injured list to make room for Mazza.
Mazza will start Saturday's game against the Nationals after his scheduled start against the Blue Jays was postponed Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Rather than pushing everyone back a day, Martin Perez will make his scheduled start Friday, with Mazza taking the ball Saturday. Nathan Eovaldi will toe the rubber in the series finale Sunday.
Mazza's scheduled start against the Blue Jays on Thursday was postponed, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Mazza was set to be recalled from Boston's alternate training site for Thursday's start before the game was postponed in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. It remains to be seen when Mazza's next start will come following this postponement, as the Red Sox have yet to announce how they will adjust their pitching plans.
Mazza will be recalled to start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Nathan Eovaldi (calf) had his scheduled start Wednesday pushed back until Saturday, and the Red Sox will end up making more changes with the rotation. Mazza has appeared in two games this season and allowed four runs on nine hits with a 7:3 K:BB over 5.2 innings. It remains unclear if Boston plans to keep him in the rotation beyond Thursday, or if he's making a spot start.
Mazza was optioned following his start against the Yankees on Sunday.
Mazza failed to impress in his second outing of the year, giving up four runs on eight hits in just three innings of work. Josh Taylor (illness) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Mazza (0-1) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four over three innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Mazza gave up a run in each of the first two innings and then yielded a two-run homer to Mike Ford in the third. The 30-year-old Mazza's only other appearance in 2020 was 2.2 scoreless innings of relief work against the Yankees on Aug. 1. The right-hander has a 6.35 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings this season. It's unclear if he'll get another turn in the rotation at this time -- if he does, it will likely be in next weekend's series in Baltimore.
Mazza was recalled as expected ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Yankees.
Mazza has made one relief appearance for the Red Sox thus far this season, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings against the Yankees back on Aug. 1. He posted a 5.51 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP in his 16.1-inning debut last season. Dylan Covey was optioned in a corresponding move.
Mazza will start Sunday's game against the Yankees, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Mazza was optioned to the Red Sox's alternate training site in early August, but manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday that he'll return to the active roster to make a spot start in the series finale against the Yankees on Sunday. The right-hander made one relief appearance for Boston to begin the season, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings while allowing one hit and posting a 3:2 K:BB.
Mazza was optioned to Boston's alternate training site Thursday.
Mazza made his lone appearance of the season Aug. 1, giving up no runs and striking out three across 2.2 innings. He wasn't necessarily considered a high-leverage reliever, however, so his name ultimately ended up getting called when it came time to trim the roster down to 28 players.
The Red Sox will recall Mazza from their taxi squad prior to Wednesday's game against the Mets, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports.
Though Mazza was left off the season-opening 30-man roster after failing to win a rotation spot, he had to wait less than a week for his first callup to the big club. Mazza is expected to slot into a long-relief role initially, but he may not have to wait long to get his first look as a starter. Both Ryan Weber (six runs allowed in 3.2 innings in a loss to the Orioles) and Matt Hall (three runs allowed in 2.2 innings in a loss to the Mets) were lit up in their first starts of the season and are probably on short leashes in the rotation.
Mazza did not make Boston's 30-man roster, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Mazza was competing for a spot in Boston's Opening Day rotation but ultimately came up short. He'll likely remain stretched out at the team's alternative camp site in case he's needed down the line.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||@ ATL||L 7-8||0||0||0||5.0||4||1||2||6|
|09/19||vs NYY||L 0-8||0||1||0||4.0||5||2||3||1|
|09/16||@ MIA||L 4-8||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|09/12||@ TB||L 4-5||0||0||0||3.0||3||3||2||5|
|09/08||@ PHI||W 5-2||1||0||0||5.0||4||2||1||4|
|09/04||@ TOR||W 3-2||0||0||0||4.0||3||1||1||2|
|08/29||vs WAS||W 5-3||0||0||0||2.1||6||3||2||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||8.2||7||0||0||0||0||2||10||3||12||6.58||1.829|
|2014||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||48.1||25||0||0||4||4||0||62||11||47||2.81||1.206|
|2015||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||5||9.00||2.333|
|2018||AAX-Jacksonville Jumbo S||6.1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||8||4.43||1.639|
|2018||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||16.0||7||0||0||1||1||0||14||8||18||3.94||1.625|
|2019||AAX-Binghamton Rumble Po||23.2||4||4||0||0||2||0||21||8||26||3.49||1.466|