Mejia (1-6) took the loss Saturday as Cleveland fell 8-2 to the Rays, coughing up five runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over six innings. He struck out six.
The rookie did give his team some length, lasting six innings for only the second time in nine starts, but Mejia left too many juicy pitches over the plate as five of the seven hits off him went for extra bases. The 24-year-old has served up an ugly nine homers over his last 28 big-league innings, posting a 9.00 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over that stretch despite a superficially strong 28:10 K:BB.
Mejia (1-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.1 innings Monday, striking out eight and taking a loss against the Astros.
Mejia allowed RBI base hits in the first and fourth innings before coughing up a two-run shot to Yordan Alvarez in the fifth, knocking him out of the contest. He's given up at least four runs in four of his last five outings, driving his ERA up to 7.53 through 34.2 innings. He's also lost five straight decisions dating back to June 9. Mejia is currently projected to face the Rays at home this weekend.
Mejia was recalled by Cleveland ahead of Monday's start against the Astros.
Mejia made one start for Triple-A Columbus after he was sent down prior to the All-Star break, and he gave up seven runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in 2.2 innings. The right-hander has given up six runs in each of his last two major-league appearances, but he'll return to the mound for the series opener in Houston.
Cleveland plans to call up Mejia from Triple-A Columbus to start its fourth game of the second half July 19 in Houston, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Mejia was sent back to Columbus following his start Wednesday in Tampa Bay, but that was mostly for roster-management purposes, as the young right-hander wouldn't have had sufficient rest to contribute out of the bullpen before the end of Cleveland's first-half schedule. He'll end up settling back into the rotation coming out of the All-Star break, with he and Triston McKenzie getting the nods for the final two starting spots over Sam Hentges.
Mejia was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Mejia was hit hard in Wednesday's matinee against the Rays and allowed six runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in 2.2 innings to take the loss. He's now been charged with losses in four of his last six appearances, and he'll head to the minors to make room for Zach Plesac (thumb), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander could reclaim a rotation spot after the All-Star break.
Mejia (1-4) allowed six runs on four hits and two walks in 2.2 innings, striking out a pair of batters and enduring the loss in Wednesday's 8-1 loss to the Rays.
The righty's 73rd and final pitch of the afternoon was launched to right-center by Kevin Kiermaier for a three-run home run. Combined with his previous start, Mejia has now yielded 12 runs in his last 6.2 innings, raising his ERA to a dismal 7.42 through 30.1 total innings. He'll almost certainly be relegated to the bullpen, or Triple-A, once Cleveland's rotation is healthy again, but he may still enjoy starter status following the All-Star break while Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Aaron Civale (finger) continue working their way back.
Mejia will be the starting pitcher for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against Tampa Bay.
Mejia was originally slated to take the ball Tuesday, but with the game postponed due to Tropical Storm Elsa, he'll take the ball a day later instead. The right-hander will be looking to bounce back from a shaky outing in which he allowed six earned runs on five hits and two walks against the Astros on July 1.
Mejia won't start Tuesday against the Rays after the game was postponed due to Tropical Storm Elsa.
Mejia could be a candidate to start one of the two games in Wednesday's doubleheader against Tampa Bay following Tuesday's postponement. The righty has posted a 7.80 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 15 innings across his last three starts.
Mejia (1-3) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Astros after allowing six runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- and two walks while fanning three across four innings.
Mejia was taken deep by Yordan Alvarez in the fourth inning and also gave up a grand slam to Jose Altuve in the fifth before being lifted. He was coming off a strong start last week against the Twins, allowing just one run through six innings, but the wheels came off here, and he's now given up at least four runs in three of his last five appearances. The right-hander, who owns a 6.18 ERA across nine outings (six starts) thus far, is expected to pitch again next week on the road against Tampa Bay.
Mejia won't pitch as scheduled Tuesday against the Tigers since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The game will be made up via a doubleheader Wednesday. Cal Quantrill and Logan Allen will start during the twin bill, per Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal. According to Lewis, Mejia got fully prepped for Tuesday's game before it was called, so he'll receive a day to reset before starting Thursday.
Mejia allowed a run on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts across six innings versus Minnesota on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision.
Mejia had allowed 12 runs across 9.2 innings in his last three outings, but he delivered a strong performance Thursday. The rookie right-hander's lone mistake was a wild pitch that allowed Luis Arraez to score in the first inning. The quality start lowered Mejia's ERA to 4.94 with a 1.18 WHIP and 22:7 K:BB across 23.2 innings this season. He carries a 1-2 record into his next start, tentatively set for next week at home versus Detroit.
Mejia (1-2) took the loss in Friday's 11-10 defeat at the hands of the Pirates, coughing up six runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
Starting on only three days rest, Mejia certainly didn't look very fresh when Pittsburgh ambushed him for five runs in the first inning. The rookie right-hander was able to steady the ship after that, however, and wound up giving Cleveland his longest outing so far in the majors. Mejia's 6.11 ERA isn't reflected in his 3.67 FIP, and his 1.25 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB through 17.2 innings are solid. Injuries will keep him in the rotation despite this rough outing.
Mejia is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Pirates, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Mejia will be returning to the hill on three days' rest after he tossed four innings (55 pitches) while not factoring into the decision in his start during Monday's 4-3 win over the Orioles. Expect Cleveland to once again restrict Mejia's workload; he has been held under 60 pitches in each of his three starts to date.
Mejia didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 4-3 win over the Orioles after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
The young right-hander got the hook with a 3-2 lead after 55 pitches (34 strikes), denying him a shot at his first win since moving into the rotation. The outing was Mejia's longest yet, but it's not yet clear whether the team is going to fully stretch him out, and his usefulness in fantasy will remain limited until he begins pitching deeper into games. Mejia has a 4.26 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB through his first 12.2 big-league innings.
Mejia (1-1) allowed four earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one across two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Mejia surrendered his first four runs of the year after posting eight scoreless innings prior this season. He was only able to record two outs in the first frame before being relieved after allowing five men to reach safely. The 24-year-old only has just 8.2 MLB innings under his belt, but he has been asked to start recently with injuries to the rotation. Following Wednesday's outing, he now sports a 4.15 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
Mejia will make his second turn through the rotation Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Since Mejia had worked out of the bullpen in his prior three appearances with Cleveland, he faced a limited pitch count in his first MLB start Friday in Baltimore. Before giving way to the bullpen, the rookie impressed over his 50-pitch outing, holding the Orioles scoreless while permitting one hit and one walk and striking out two. He should push up his pitch count to around 65 to 75 on Wednesday, and another solid showing would likely increase his security in the Cleveland rotation.
Mejia allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two in three scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision.
Mejia was initially slated to start Wednesday, but his outing was pushed back due to inclement weather. The right-hander only threw 50 pitches in his first major-league start, but he was able to hold the Orioles scoreless to begin the game. Mejia could remain in the rotation while Zach Plesac (thumb) is on the injured list. If he makes another start, he tentatively lines up to do so on the road against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Mejia won't pitch Wednesday against the White Sox after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Mejia was expected to make his first career start Wednesday. However, Mejia will now start Friday's game against the Orioles, while Aaron Civale will serve as the starter Saturday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Since Mejia hasn't recorded more than seven outs in any of his three relief appearances with Cleveland and hasn't started from Triple-A Columbus since May 12, he may not be asked to work deep into Friday's game. If that's the case, Eli Morgan could be called on to serve as a primary pitcher behind Mejia.
Mejia will start Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Eli Morgan was originally scheduled to start Wednesday, but Mejia will instead pitch for Cleveland. Mejia has covered five innings out of the bullpen since being promoted May 18, but he began the season at Triple-A and allowed two runs on six hits with a 10:5 K:BB over nine innings (two starts).
Mejia (1-0) picked up the win in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Tigers, striking out one in a perfect inning of relief.
Making just his second big-league appearance, Mejia entered the game with the score tied 3-3 and wound up the pitcher of record for Cleveland when the team took the lead in the top of the seventh inning. This usage doesn't suggest he's being considered for a rotation spot anytime soon, but if he continues to pitch well, Mejia will work his way into a more prominent role on the staff.
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|07/19||@ HOU||L 3-4||1||4.1||7||4||2||8|
|07/07||@ TB||L 1-8||1||2.2||4||6||2||2|
|07/01||vs HOU||L 2-7||1||4.0||5||6||2||3|
|06/24||@ MIN||W 4-1||6.0||4||1||2||6|
|06/18||@ PIT||L 10-11||1||5.0||7||6||0||3|
|06/14||vs BAL||W 4-3||4.0||4||2||1||3|
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|2017||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||22.2||11||0||0||1||0||3||31||5||6||0.00||0.495|
|2018||AFX-Lake County Captains||92.0||17||15||0||4||8||0||97||20||84||3.13||1.130|