McClanahan pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out a career-high eight in Sunday's loss to the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision.
McClanahan delivered the best game of his young rookie season, getting to six innings for the first time this year and ringing up all eight of his strikeouts on sliders and curveballs. The only real damage done against him was a third-inning solo homer by Luis Torrens. McClanahan now owns a 4.03 ERA and 54:14 K:BB over 44.2 innings and is in line for another favorable matchup against the Angels over the weekend.
McClanahan (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out four across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.
The only major damage McClanahan allowed was a solo home run to Adam Engel in the fifth inning. He did have to regularly work with runners on base, though his final line was skewed as four of the knocks against him were infield hits. The outing was also positive as McClanahan managed to complete five innings after working only a combined 6.1 frames across his last two starts. For the season, McClanahan has a 4.42 ERA with 46 strikeouts across 38.2 innings.
McClanahan did not factor in the decision Wednesday versus Washington despite giving up three runs on five hits and three walks over three innings. He struck out four.
The southpaw was wildly inefficient in the start, needing 77 pitches -- 45 of which were strikes -- to retire nine batters. He was stung by a pair of long balls and could have had an even worse stat line if not for Washington stranding five runners in his three innings. This was the second straight poor outing for McClanahan, who has given up a total of seven runs and 10 hits over his past 6.1 frames. He'll try to get back on track in his next start, which is tentatively slated for Tuesday on the road against the White Sox.
McClanahan (2-1) allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six across 3.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Yankees.
McClanahan ran into trouble early in the game when he surrendered a two-run homer to the fourth batter he faced in the opening frame. He ran into trouble again two innings later, and he ultimately exited the game with one out in the fourth inning with the bases loaded. McClanahan had shown the ability to work deeper into games prior to this start, as he recorded at least 15 outs in each of his last three outings. Now 30.2 innings into his major-league career, McClanahan has a 4.11 ERA with 38 strikeouts and nine walks.
McClanahan (2-0) allowed three hits and no walks while striking out six across five scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Royals.
McClanahan needed only 63 pitches to record his 15 outs, and he's now completed at least five innings in three consecutive outings. In addition to the efficiency, he was also extremely deceptive and racked up 16 swinging strikes to back up his six punchouts. McClanahan has gotten off to a strong start to his big-league career, maintaining a 3.29 ERA with a 32:7 K:BB across 27.1 frames.
McClanahan allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out four across five innings in the win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
McClanahan allowed his only run to score in the first inning on a two-out double by Teoscar Hernandez. The rookie has struggled with retiring batters with two outs, but he got away with minimal damage Saturday. It was a good bounce-back performance from his last outing against the Mets in which he allowed four runs on a pair of long balls. The 24-year-old has a 4.03 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP with a 10.5 K/9 in 22.1 innings this season.
McClanahan (1-0) allowed four runs on six hits in 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk, earning the win in Saturday's 12-5 victory over the Mets.
The flame-throwing lefty yielded two home runs on sliders down the middle, which accounted for all four runs. Saturday was the longest, albeit highest runs allowed, start of the season for McClanahan, who pitched exactly four innings in each of his first three appearances. The young southpaw boasts elite stuff and has the potential to be a dominant starter once he improves his command of it.
McClanahan allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five in Sunday's victory over Oakland. He did not factor into the decision.
As in his previous two outings, McClanahan struck out five over four innings, and he did so Sunday while allowing three runs. The lefty threw 50 of 80 pitches for strikes and tossed first-pitch strikes to 13 of 18 batters. He has now allowed five earned runs over his first 12 big-league innings while registering a 15:4 K:BB. The rookie's vast array of pitches and high velocity should keep him in the conversation for staying in the Rays' rotation.
McClanahan completed four scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five. He did not factor in the decision.
For the second straight start, the rookie dazzled but was not allowed to go deep enough to qualify for a win. As in his previous outing, McClanahan struck out five over four innings, and he did so Wednesday without allowing a run. The southpaw issued two walks but demonstrated solid control, throwing 44 of 63 pitches for strikes and tossing first-pitch strikes to 11 of 16 batters. He has allowed only two earned runs over his first eight big-league innings while registering a 10:2 K:BB. Those numbers make a compelling case for McClanahan to stay in the rotation, and he should grow as a fantasy asset as he increases his pitch count. He's tentatively projected to start again this weekend at Oakland.
McClanahan is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The flame-throwing lefty had a workload restriction in his first MLB start last week against the Athletics, but he dazzled over his four innings, generating five strikeouts and inducing 15 swinging strikes among his 59 pitches. The outing was enough for McClanahan to earn a second start, but he may need to keep performing at a high level in order to ensure he becomes a fixture in the rotation. Tampa Bay didn't formally shift to a six-man rotation to make room for McClanahan; instead, Rich Hill and Michael Wacha were deployed as tandem starters in Sunday's game against the Astros.
McClanahan allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five across four innings Thursday against the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.
McClanahan flashed plenty of swing-and-miss stuff in his first major-league start, as he generated 15 swinging strikes on only 59 pitches. He relied equally on his fastball (which averaged 97.4 mph) and slider. Manager Kevin Cash told the media that McClanahan will be used as a traditional starter while in the big leagues, though his role moving forward has yet to be finalized formally by the club.
The Rays recalled McClanahan from their alternate site ahead of his start Thursday against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 24-year-old will be making his MLB regular-season debut Thursday, but the Rays already got a glimpse of McClanahan during their run to the World Series in 2020, when he made four appearances out of the bullpen. He'll now get the chance to stake his claim to a rotation spot if he can turn in a quality outing Thursday against an Athletics squad that recently rattled off 13 straight wins. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that McClanahan will be deployed in a traditional starting role while he's up with the big club, and the young lefty said that he'll be built up to cover about 4-to-5 innings against Oakland, per Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE.
McClanahan was added to the Rays' taxi squad Wednesday and will be called up to start Thursday's game against Oakland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McClanahan will make his regular-season debut Thursday after he allowed one hit and no walks while striking out seven in three scoreless innings this spring. The southpaw flashed triple-digit heat in Grapefruit League play and posted a 3.17 ERA in two minor-league seasons, but he hasn't yet pitched above Double-A in the regular season. Juan Toribio of MLB.com reported this winter that the Rays view McClahanan as a starter, and Topkin relays the 24-year-old will be used as a true starter rather than an opener Thursday.
McClanahan was optioned off the active roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about McClanahan, who flashed triple-digit heat this spring and owns a career 3.17 ERA with a 31.6 percent strikeout rate in the minors. He's yet to pitch above Double-A and has only made four starts at that level, however, so it's no surprise he'll begin the year off the active roster given the Rays' wealth of potential starters. He could certainly fill an important role at some point this season, either as a starter or multi-inning reliever, but it's not yet clear exactly when his name will be called.
McClanahan, who fired a scoreless first inning in Wednesday's Grapefruit League win over the Pirates, hit 101 mph on the radar gun during his impressive outing, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "There was also a lot of strikes, which I'm more happy about," McClanahan said. "I've been feeling good. The guys here put me in a good position to be healthy and to be ready to compete, day in and day out, so I think that's just the result of being prepared."
McClanahan isn't embellishing with his remarks about location, as he found the strike zone with eight of his 10 pitches. In addition to the triple-digit heater, McClanahan also deployed his slider with great effectiveness, raising expectations further about what he might be able to accomplish in 2021 as a left-handed bullpen option for manager Kevin Cash. The southpaw is trying to render his struggles two seasons ago at Double-A Montgomery -- his highest stop in the minors to date -- irrelevant by making a strong enough case for an Opening Day roster spot in spring training.
Manager Kevin Cash relayed Saturday that pitching coach Kyle Snyder was extremely impressed with McClanahan's fastball velocity and breaking ball in a recent bullpen session, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw made his big-league debut in the postseason against the Yankees last October, and he heads into spring training firmly in the mix for a bullpen role. McClanahan's last minor-league stop was Double-A Montgomery back in 2019, when he scuffled to an 8.35 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over a modest four-start sample that covered 18.1 innings. McClanahan also made quite the impression on bullpen catcher Misha Dworken, who labeled the session as good as any he's ever caught.
McClanahan made his major-league debut out of the bullpen in the Rays' Game 1 loss to the Yankees on Monday. He allowed one hit and one walk before recording the final out of the ninth inning.
The lefty made history in the opener of the ALDS, becoming the first pitcher ever to make his major-league debut in the postseason. Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com noted that nine of McClanahan's 15 pitches were clocked at 98-plus miles per hour. Obviously he has a lot to prove and this run is mostly just about getting his feet wet, but McClanahan appears to have a bright future as a starting pitcher. He could be part of that mix as early as 2021 and should be rostered in most dynasty leagues.
McClanahan (knee) will be on the Rays' playoff roster, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The lefty is evidently past the hyperextended knee he was dealing with at the Rays' alternate site. He's yet to appear in a major-league game but could get the chance to do so for the first time in the playoffs. He's hasn't even pitched in a game at the Triple-A level and has made just four Double-A starts, struggling to an 8.35 ERA. His overall 3.36 ERA and 30.6 percent strikeout rate in 120.2 minor-league innings are strong marks, however.
McClanahan suffered a left knee hyperextension covering first base in a game at the Rays' alternate site and will miss about two weeks, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
McClanahan does not appear to be dealing with any sort of long-term issue, but the injury could cost him any shot to make his big-league debut before this season comes to a close.
McClanahan was impressive in Sunday's simulated game while facing the foursome of Yandy Diaz, Hunter Renfroe, Mike Brosseau and Joey Wendle, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The hard-throwing southpaw fired 10 of his 15 pitches for strikes and recorded a swinging strikeout of Wendle while keeping the velocity on his four-seam fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s. McClanahan received ample praise from both catcher Mike Zunino and manager Kevin Cash, with the latter noting McClanahan's stuff "would play in any league and in any inning" when referencing the possibility of the 23-year-old's chances of working as either a starter or reliever at some point this coming regular season. The path to such an opportunity isn't completely clear at the moment, but there is apparently at least some chance McClanahan sees regular-season action in 2020 despite not yet having pitched above Double-A ball.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/20||@ SEA||L 2-6||6.0||3||1||1||8|
|06/15||@ CHW||L 0-3||1||5.0||7||2||1||4|
|06/09||vs WAS||L 7-9||3.0||5||3||3||4|
|06/02||@ NYY||L 3-4||1||3.1||5||4||2||6|
|05/27||vs KC||W 7-2||1||5.0||3||0||0||6|
|05/22||@ TOR||W 3-1||5.0||4||1||2||4|
|05/15||vs NYM||W 12-5||1||5.1||6||4||1||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2019||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||53.0||11||10||0||4||4||0||74||31||38||3.40||1.302|
|2019||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||49.1||9||8||0||6||1||0||59||8||33||1.47||0.835|