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August 1, 2021 06:48 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Melts down Friday
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Karinchak (7-3) took the loss Friday versus the White Sox. He allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batsman while failing to record an out.

Karinchak lacked control throughout the appearance, and the White Sox were able to capitalize. The 25-year-old was done after he threw an errant fastball with the bases loaded that hit Jose Abreu in the head, causing the benches to clear. It's another rough outing in a month full of them in Cleveland's bullpen. Karinchak has given up six runs in 10.2 innings with an 11:6 K:BB in July, pushing his season ERA up to 3.18 through 45.1 innings. With Cleveland acting as sellers at Friday's trade deadline, save chances for both Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase may be fewer and farther between over the last two months of the season.

July 26, 2021 03:48 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Collects win Sunday
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Karinchak (7-2) allowed a walk in a scoreless inning, earning the win Sunday versus Tampa Bay.

Karinchak has had some unsteady performances lately, but he was fairly sharp Sunday. He kept Cleveland's deficit from growing, then earned the win when the offense scraped together two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The 25-year-old has a 2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 69:25 K:BB across 44.1 innings. He'll likely continue to share the late innings with Emmanuel Clase, who converted his 12th save Sunday. Karinchak has 11 saves, nine holds and three blown saves.

July 23, 2021 01:24 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Takes blown save Thursday
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Karinchak allowed two runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning, taking a blown save in Thursday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

Karinchak was tasked with protecting a two-run lead in the ninth inning, but he allowed a solo home run to Yandy Diaz and and an RBI double to Brandon Lowe to tie the game. Through eight appearances in July, Karinchak has yielded four runs, seven hits and four walks while going 2-for-4 in save chances. The 25-year-old's ERA ticked up to 2.91 with a 1.06 WHIP and 69:24 K:BB through 43.1 innings. Both Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase have struggled in the ninth inning lately, which could leave more opportunities for Bryan Shaw or Nick Wittgren.

July 22, 2021 11:20 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Notches 11th save
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Karinchak fired a perfect ninth inning en route to earn the save in the win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Karinchak retired the side in the ninth inning, getting all three batters to pop up in the infield. The 25-year-old recorded his 11th save, tying teammate Emmanuel Clase for most on the team. Cleveland's closing situation has been somewhat inconsistent and the save opportunities usually go to Clase or Karinchak depending on the matchup. Karinchak hasn't struck anyone out over his last three appearances, which is uncharacteristic considering his 14.5 K/9. The 25-year-old has 2.55 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP across 42.1 innings.

July 18, 2021 10:48 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Sloppy work for 10th save
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Karinchak allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning, earning the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over Oakland.

Karinchak put the first two batters aboard and allowed a run on a sacrifice fly, but he was able to get out of trouble in the end. Emmanuel Clase pitched a clean inning for a hold in Saturday's contest. With both of Cleveland's top ninth-inning options a little shaky lately, manager Terry Francona will have to pick and choose based on matchups. Karinchak still has a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 68:23 K:BB across 41.1 innings this year, to go with 10 saves, nine holds and two blown saves.

July 10, 2021 07:44 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Picks up win Friday
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Karinchak (6-2) allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning Friday, earning the win over Kansas City.

The right-hander kept Kansas City off the board in the top of the ninth inning, and Bobby Bradley walked it off for Cleveland to earn Karinchak his second win in as many days. The 25-year-old has a 2.52 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 68:22 K:BB through 39.1 innings this season. Emmanuel Clase took a blown save in the eighth inning Friday -- Karinchak seems to have a slight edge for closing duties lately, although it's expected the pair of relievers will continue to share the role.

July 8, 2021 11:28 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Nabs win following blown save
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Karinchak (5-2) blew the save Thursday against the Royals but registered the victory after allowing one run on two hits in one inning. He struck out a pair.

Karinchak was tasked with protecting a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning, but Carlos Santana blasted a leadoff home run to center field on a full-count pitch to tie things up. Cleveland turned Karinchak's blown save into a win when Franmil Reyes hit a walkoff three-run dinger in the bottom of the inning. It was only the second blown save in 11 opportunities for Karinchak, who owns a 2.58 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 38.1 innings on the season. Opponents are hitting just .129 off the 25-year-old, who has racked up 66 strikeouts against 22 walks.

June 25, 2021 10:48 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Nails down ninth save
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Karinchak allowed one hit in one inning and earned the save Thursday against the Twins.

Karinchak allowed a two-out double to Jorge Polanco, but secured the save by inducing groundouts from Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler and Alex Kirilloff. The 25-year-old Karinchak has been terrific all season, converting nine of 10 save opportunities with a 2.67 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 58:19 K:BB over 33.2 innings. His lone blown save came way back on April 7 in his third appearance of the year.

June 21, 2021 04:28 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Earns save Sunday
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Karinchak earned the save Sunday against the Pirates after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, walking one and striking out one.

Karinchak has gone 8-for-9 in save chances this season. He had to work to get the job done Sunday, as he needed 23 pitches to close things out, and only 13 of those were strikes. The right-hander owns a 2.84 ERA on the season.

June 16, 2021 03:00 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Credited with win Tuesday
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Karinchak (4-2) struck out the side in a perfect inning and was credited with the win Tuesday versus Baltimore.

Starting pitcher Cal Quantrill lasted only four innings, and Karinchak was awarded the win as the most effective reliever in the contest. The right-hander has strung together 4.2 scoreless innings on the heels of a skid that saw him allow nine runs (eight earned) over four innings. For the year, Karinchak owns a 2.45 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 53:14 K:BB across 29.1 innings. He's 7-for-8 in save chances with six holds.

June 13, 2021 03:24 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Earns win in relief
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Karinchak (3-2) earned the win in relief Saturday against the Mariners after tossing a scoreless inning, fanning two.

Karinchak entered the game in the 10th inning after Cleveland scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth, and he carried that momentum into the mound -- he tossed eight of his 13 pitches for strikes and retired the side in order despite having a runner at second the whole time due to the new extra-inning rule. The right-hander has posted three straight scoreless outings and lowered his ERA to 2.67 in the process.

June 3, 2021 01:36 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Labors in seventh save
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Karinchak earned the save Tuesday against the White Sox despite giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk during the ninth inning.

The right-hander only picked up the save because he was staked a three-run lead, and he escaped by inducing a bases-loaded groundout. Karinchak was electric through his first 21 outings of the season with a 0.44 ERA, 0.48 WHIP and 38:7 K:BB, but he's now surrendered nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits with a 6:6 K:BB across his past five appearances.

May 31, 2021 09:00 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Takes loss in extras
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Karinchak (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk in one inning during Monday's loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the White Sox. He struck out one and took the loss.

Karinchak started the eighth inning with Billy Hamilton on second and let him come around to score on a Jose Abreu sacrifice fly. He then coughed up a two-run shot to Adam Eaton shortly after. After allowing just one run in his first 21 appearances, Karinchak has now allowed seven runs (five earned) over his last four games. His ERA is up to 2.28 in 23.2 innings.

May 26, 2021 02:56 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Collects sixth save
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Karinchak earned the save Tuesday after tossing a scoreless inning against the Tigers. He allowed one hit and a walk while striking out one.

It wasn't the sharpest outing for the right-hander, who actually allowed an inherited runner to score after starting pitcher Aaron Civale was pulled in the ninth. Regardless, Karinchak worked out of a bases-loaded jam to slam the door on Detroit, picking up his sixth save of the year. While he doesn't hold the closer title in Cleveland, the 25-year-old has posted spectacular numbers otherwise, compiling a 1.25 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB across 21.2 innings of work.

May 24, 2021 10:28 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Takes loss in relief
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Karinchak (2-1) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Blue Jays after allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and a walk. He didn't record a single out before leaving the game.

Karinchak opened the 10th inning with the game tied at 5-5, but he was absolutely woeful and couldn't retire a single batter before stepping off the mound. He ended a streak of seven straight scoreless appearances, but he still owns a 2.70 ERA across 10 innings in the current month.

May 24, 2021 02:48 AM
Indians' James Karinchak: Collects extra-inning win
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Karinchak (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out two to earn the extra-inning win over Minnesota on Saturday.

The right-hander was called upon for the last out of the ninth inning in a tied game. Cleveland couldn't win it in the bottom of the ninth, but Karinchak stymied Minnesota in the 10th. Cesar Hernandez then launched a walkoff two-run home run to give Karinchak his second win of the season. The 25-year-old reliever has added five saves, five holds, a 0.44 ERA, 0.48 WHIP and 38:7 K:BB across 20.2 innings this season as a dominant option at the back of Cleveland's bullpen.

May 20, 2021 03:48 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Picks up another save
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Karinchak earned his fifth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday after throwing a hitless ninth while walking a batter and striking out two.

Karinchak was able to record two quick outs before walking Justin Upton, but he struck out Jose Rojas to end the game. Cleveland's closer situation is something worth paying attention to, as Emmanuel Clase still leads the team with seven saves and has been very good for a majority of the season but Karinchak has now tallied back-to-back saves.

May 20, 2021 06:32 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Logs save No. 4
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Karinchak picked up the save Tuesday in a 6-5 win over the Angels. He did not allow a hit but walked and struck out a batter in an inning of work.

Karinchak was called upon to close out the game due to the fact that Emmanuel Clase has struggled with his control in his last two outings. The 25-year-old had a pretty smooth inning as he continued his dominant start to the 2021 season. Karinchak now owns a 0.49 ERA and a 34:6 K:BB, and he's given up just three hits over 18.1 innings.

May 12, 2021 06:12 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Picks up extra-inning win
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Karinchak (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th inning with one walk and two strikeouts to earn the extra-inning win Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Karinchak kept the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the 10th, and Amed Rosario's walkoff single in the bottom half of the frame secured Cleveland's win. The 25-year-old Karinchak remains an effective option in the late innings with a 0.52 ERA, 0.46 WHIP and 33:5 K:BB across 17.1 innings this season. He's gone 3-for-4 in save chances and also owns five holds in 18 appearances.

May 12, 2021 02:04 PM
Indians' James Karinchak: Logs hold Tuesday
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Karinchak notched a hold with 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one walk and striking out one in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.

Karinchak got the final out of the seventh inning after Shane Bieber exited the contest. The 25-year-old Karinchak stayed in for the eighth and walked Willson Contreras before retiring the next three batters. Karinchak has a strong 0.55 ERA, 0.43 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB across 16.1 innings. He's picked up three saves and five holds, but he remains stuck in more of a setup role behind Emmanuel Clase, who earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday.

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