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June 18, 2021 10:44 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Start awaits Sunday
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Hentges allowed a hit and struck out three in a scoreless inning in Thursday's 10-3 win over Baltimore.

Hentges has struggled in a versatile role this year, with a 7.57 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB across 27.1 innings. He's made four of his 11 appearances as a starter. The southpaw is currently projected to make a start Sunday in Pittsburgh, according to Mandy Bell of It's unclear how many innings Hentges will be expected to log in that outing, as he hasn't covered more than 2.1 frames in his last four appearances dating back to May 30.

June 8, 2021 01:48 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Struggles in relief outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges allowed five runs on nine hits and struck out two across 1.2 innings in Sunday's 18-5 loss to Baltimore.

After the southpaw navigated the third inning without much trouble, he remained in the game for the fourth. That didn't go as well, as Hentges struggled until Trevor Stephan relieved him. Hentges has collected an 8.51 ERA, 2.30 WHIP and 26:15 K:BB across 24.1 innings this year. He hasn't inspired much confidence as either a starter or a reliever through nine outings (four starts).

May 30, 2021 08:52 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Allows four in 2.1 innings
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Hentges took the no-decision in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against Toronto, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings in a 6-5 win.

Hentges got through the game's first two innings unscathed but ran into trouble the second time through the order, allowing five straight base runners and all four runs once Toronto leadoff man Marcus Semien stepped to the plate a second time. He's yet to pitch more than five innings in any start and needs to work deeper into games to become a streamer.

May 29, 2021 05:28 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Saturday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges won't pitch Saturday against the Blue Jays since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Mandy Bell of reports.

Saturday's matchup will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Hentges will take the mound in Game 2 while Aaron Civale starts in the matinee.

May 25, 2021 10:16 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Fans seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 win over the Tigers after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out seven.

The left-hander left the game after 88 pitches (52 strikes) and was in line for his second loss before the Cleveland offense tied it up in the top of the sixth inning. There were still signs of progress, however, as Hentges put together his longest outing since moving into the rotation while establishing a new career high in strikeouts. He'll take a 62.0 ERA and 22:12 K:BB through 20.1 innings into his next start.

May 18, 2021 01:20 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Crushed for six runs
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Hentges (1-1) yielded six runs on five hits and three walks over 1.2 innings Monday, striking out one and taking the loss against the Angels.

Hentges allowed a run to score on a groundout by Anthony Rendon in the first inning but things got out of hand quickly in the second. Shortly after a two-run double by Juan Lagares, Hentges served up a three-run blast to Shohei Ohtani. His season ERA shot up to 6.46 over 15.1 frames. It was just the second start of his young MLB career and it's unclear if he'll get another turn in the rotation. Hentges is currently projected to face the Twins at home this weekend.

May 12, 2021 06:08 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Strikes out six in no-decision
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Hentges allowed four hits and four walks over 4.2 scoreless innings while striking out six in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

Hentges made his first major-league start Wednesday, and it went reasonably well. He threw 46 of his 84 pitches for strikes and none of his mistakes ended up on the scoreboard. The southpaw owns a 3.29 ERA through 13.2 innings, although his 1.76 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB are a cause for concern. The 24-year-old tentatively lines up for his next start versus the Angels next week.

May 9, 2021 10:08 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Cleveland-Cincinnati postponed
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Hentges and Cleveland won't face Cincinnati on Sunday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

The two teams will make up the game Aug. 9. Hentges was scheduled to make his third career MLB start Sunday after he was battered for five runs (four earned) on 11 hits and two walks over 6.1 innings in his first two outings. Due to his poor results and his standing as Cleveland's No. 5 starter, Hentges could be pushed to the back of the team's pitching schedule heading into the upcoming week.

May 5, 2021 02:56 AM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Logs 3.1 innings
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Hentges gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in 3.1 innings in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Kansas City. He did not factor in the decision.

Hentges was a little too generous with baserunners, although he largely got away with it. Salvador Perez got the better of the southpaw twice, hitting an RBI single in the third inning and a solo home run in the fifth. Hentges has a 5.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 8:2 K:BB across nine innings this season. He has a loose grip on the fifth starter role and tentatively lines up to face Cincinnati at home this weekend if he remains in the rotation.

May 5, 2021 12:20 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Following opener Tuesday
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Hentges will follow opener Phil Maton Tuesday in Kansas City, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Maton, a righty reliever, will give hitters a different look early in this game before they face Hentges, a big lefty. The 6-foot-8 southpaw has given up three home runs and zero walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings this season. Following Maton will give Hentges a better chance to qualify for the win.

April 30, 2021 06:28 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Moving into rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges will take the rotation spot that had belonged to Logan Allen, who was demoted Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Allen beat out Cal Quantrill for Cleveland's fifth starter job but lost the position after struggling to a 9.19 ERA in his first five starts. The team won't turn to Quantrill to replace him, however, but will lean on Hentges instead. Hentges has given up four runs (three earned) in 5.2 innings of relief in his major-league debut this season. He skipped over Triple-A after struggling to a 5.11 ERA in 26 starts at the Double-A level in 2019.

April 28, 2021 11:56 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Works three innings
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Hentges allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out two over three innings in Wednesday's 10-2 loss to the Twins.

Hentges worked the most innings of any Cleveland pitcher Wednesday after an ugly start from Logan Allen. The 24-year-old Hentges has a 4.76 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and six strikeouts with no walks over 5.2 innings this season. He had a 5.11 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 26 starts with Double-A Akron in 2019, so there's a track record as a starter if manager Terry Francona wants to call on the southpaw for a rotation spot in the near future. Cal Quantrill is also in the mix for the fifth starter role.

April 25, 2021 10:56 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Earns first career win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges (1-0) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out one in 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against the Yankees on Sunday.

Hentges gave up one run in his major-league debut Tuesday, and he picked up the win in relief in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees. The southpaw has now allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four in 2.1 relief innings this year.

April 17, 2021 01:16 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Recalled by Cleveland
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Hentges was recalled from Cleveland's alternate training site Saturday, Mandy Bell of reports.

Hentges will be in line to make his major-league debut at some point in the near future after outfielder Ben Gamel was sent down in a corresponding move. Although Hentges has solely worked as a starter in the minors recently, he could fill a long-relief role for the major-league club. In 26 starts with Double-A Akron in 2019, Hentges posted a 5.11 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 128.2 innings.

March 8, 2019 09:04 PM
Indians' Sam Hentges: Heading to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hentges was optioned to Double-A Akron on Friday.

Hentges made 23 starts for High-A Lynchburg last season and had a 3.27 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 122 strikeouts over 118.1 innings. The Indians added the 22-year-old to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He made two appearances at major-league spring training.

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05/17@ LAAL 4-711.25631
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Cleveland Indians

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