Menez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Menez made three starts for the Giants this season but struggled with 10 runs allowing over 12.2 innings, though he should work out of the bullpen this time around. The 24-year-old had a 3.79 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 23 outings between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
The Giants optioned Menez to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
San Francisco will need to break in two new back-end rotation members this week after Menez was optioned and Shaun Anderson (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Menez' first two starts in the big leagues were encouraging, but he struggled mightily in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Phillies, lasting just 1.2 innings while ceding three runs on two hits and three walks.
Menez did not factor into the decision against Philadelphia on Sunday, pitching 1.2 innings and giving up three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out four.
Menez retired the side in order in the first inning before getting only two outs in a disastrous second frame. He wasn't hit particularly hard -- both base knocks against him were singles, including one that didn't leave the infield -- but he struggled mightily with his control, issuing two walks to the begin the inning and another with the bases loaded to gift Philadelphia a run. Through three major-league starts, Menez now sports a 7.11 ERA and 1.50 WHIP along with a 14:8 K:BB in 12.2 innings. If he is given another start, it is lined up to be in Arizona on Friday.
Menez is listed as the Giants' scheduled starter for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Menez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento earlier this week and entered the rotation Tuesday as a replacement for the demoted Dereck Rodriguez. The rookie was tagged for five runs en route to taking a loss against the Nationals but was able to close on a high note, retiring 10 of the final 11 batters he faced in the six-inning outing. That strong finish will be enough for Menez to earn his third career start, all of which have come at Oracle Park.
Menez (0-1) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on six hits over six innings, striking out four and walking three in the Giants' 5-3 defeat.
Making his second career big-league start, Menez mostly held his own, but he was ultimately dealt the loss as he yielded a pair of long balls to Kurt Suzuki and Trea Turner. He's given up seven earned runs on nine hits with a 10:5 K:BB over his 11 innings with the Giants this season.
Menez was officially recalled from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Tuesday's start against the Nationals.
Menez is set to join San Francisco's starting rotation after posting a 4.06 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 66:22 K:BB over 44.1 innings this season at Triple-A. Sam Selman was optioned and Joe Panik was designated for assignment in a series of roster moves.
Menez will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to start against the Nationals on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Off days have allowed the Giants to get by with a four-man rotation for the past couple of weeks, but Menez will get another look in the rotation with the team in need of a fifth starter for its upcoming series against the Nationals. The 24-year-old southpaw held his own in his big-league debut last month, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings.
Menez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Menez got the call from Triple-A to replace the struggling Drew Pomeranz in the rotation Sunday against the Mets and didn't disappoint in his MLB debut, ceding two runs and scattering three hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in the no-decision. The performance should be enough to earn Menez another look when the Giants next require a fifth starter, but off days Thursday and July 29 should allow the team to get by with a four-man rotation until Aug. 3 in Colorado.
Menez allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out six batters during a no-decision in the win over the Mets.
Menez had a strong MLB debut Sunday, mostly rolling through the Mets aside from allowing a pair of solo shots in the second inning. The 24-year-old lefty has been successful between Triple-A Sacramento and Double-A Richmond this season, recording a 3.13 ERA and 123:36 K:BB over 95 innings. He likely did enough Sunday to earn another start, which could come next weekend in San Diego. Even if he heads back to the minors, Menez could be worth a stash in deeper leagues.
Menez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento and will be the starting pitcher Sunday against the Mets.
Menez was officially called up and is set to make his major-league debut Sunday. He excelled at the two highest levels of the minors this season, racking up a 3.13 ERA across 95 innings. Menez should be able to work deep into the game if he throws well, as he has thrown more than 90 pitches in five of his last six starts in the minors.
Menez will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento to start Sunday against the Mets, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Menez owns a 3.13 ERA in 95 innings across the two highest levels of the minors this season. He's struck out an excellent 31.8 percent of opposing batters while walking a respectable 9.3 percent. His arrival will bump fellow lefty Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen.
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