Doval (1-1) pitched a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout to earn the win Friday over San Diego.
Doval had allowed five runs over his three previous outings, but he locked things down Friday. An Austin Slater solo shot in the bottom of the seventh put San Francisco ahead, and that lead stood to give Doval his first major-league win. The 23-year-old has a 7.04 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, three holds and two blown saves across nine appearances spanning 7.2 innings.
Doval (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits and allowed an inherited runner to score without recording an out as he took the loss in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Colorado.
Doval entered with a one-run lead to protect, but he gave up a single to C.J. Cron and a walkoff three-run home run to Charlie Blackmon. The loss was the first decision of Doval's career, and the hard-throwing right-hander now owns an 8.10 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across 6.2 innings. He has three holds and two blown saves in eight appearances. Doval has now given up three home runs, and he'll need to keep the ball in the park to produce more consistently positive results.
Doval pitched one inning and allowed an inherited runner to score with one walk to earn a hold in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Rockies.
Doval entered the contest after starter Alex Wood got into trouble by allowing the first four batters in the seventh inning to reach base. The 23-year-old Doval allowed one inherited runner to score on a double play before escaping the jam. The right-hander is up to three holds and a blown save in five appearances. He also has a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB across his first five major-league innings.
Doval allowed a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning during Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Phillies. He was charged with a blown save.
Doval gave up a game-tying solo shot to Bryce Harper in the seventh inning. The 23-year-old Doval has four strikeouts and two holds in three outings. He's allowed two hits, a walk and a run. The right-hander will likely see most of his work in the middle innings as he adjusts to the major-league level.
Doval struck out two batters and pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Doval made his major-league debut Sunday. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out Jesus Aguilar on three pitches, then got Garrett Cooper to ground out before fanning Adam Duvall. The 23-year-old Doval spent the bulk of 2019 at High-A San Jose, where he had a 3.83 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 80:34 K:BB across 56.1 innings, all as a reliever. His fastball registered as high as 98 mph Sunday. If he can show strong command, he may stick around the big club for a while.
Doval was recalled by the Giants on Friday.
Doval has yet to pitch above High-A, but he's produced strong numbers in the lower minors, recording a 3.31 ERA and a 33.7 percent strikeout rate in 163.1 innings of relief. He'll likely be used in low-leverage situations due to his lack of upper-minors experience. Johnny Cueto (lat) landed in the injured list in a corresponding move.
The Giants optioned Doval to their minor-league camp Monday.
Doval has yet to pitch above the High-A level, so he likely wasn't a serious candidate to break camp with the Giants. After losing a year of development time due to the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league season, Doval will likely begin the upcoming campaign at Double-A Richmond.
Doval's contract was purchased by the Giants on Friday.
A 23-year-old relief pitching prospect, Doval spent 2019 at High-A and was at the alternate training site this past summer. He misses a lot of bats but needs to refine his command. It's possible he could debut in the majors in the second half of 2021 or in early 2022.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||vs SD||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/04||@ COL||L 6-8||1||0.0||2||2||0||0|
|05/02||@ SD||W 7-1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/01||@ SD||L 2-6||0.2||2||3||1||0|
|04/28||vs COL||W 7-3||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|04/27||vs COL||L 5-7||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/21||@ PHI||L 5-6||1.0||1||1||1||2|
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