Clase didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn the save Wednesday against the Orioles.
James Karinchak worked in the eighth inning with a one-run lead, leaving the save chance for Clase. Despite the high-leverage spot, Clase needed only 12 pitches to retire the side without allowing a baserunner to record his 11th save of the season. Since May 21, Clase has earned four saves while Karinchak has recorded two. The former has also maintained an excellent 0.94 ERA with 32 strikeouts across 28.2 frames on the campaign.
Clase struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Monday to record his 10th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Orioles.
The right-hander continues to dominate as Cleveland's 1A closer alongside 1B option James Karinchak -- Clase has 10 saves in 11 chances plus two holds on the season, while Karinchak is 7-for-8 in save opportunities with six holds. Over his last 12 appearances, Clase has a 0.73 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12.1 innings, and his ability to limit hard contact has allowed him to avoid much damage from his 10 walks during that stretch.
Clase allowed a hit but struck out three in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox, earning his ninth save of the year in the process.
Clase allowed a leadoff single to Jake Lamb but then struck out Leury Garcia, Billy Hamilton and Nick Madrigal to end the game. The 24-year-old now owns a 1.14 ERA and 24:12 K:BB over 23.2 innings this season.
Clase (3-2) won Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader, pitching the seventh inning and allowing one run on one hit and one walk in a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Clase entered a 4-4 tie in the seventh and allowed Jonathan Davis to reach base and eventually score but was bailed out when Cleveland scored two in the bottom of the inning for a walk-off win. There's a chance Clase was a bit rusty as he hadn't pitched in nearly a week but the run allowed was only his third permitted this year in 22.2 innings for a dazzling 1.19 ERA.
Clase gave up a hit and two walks while striking out one over a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his eighth save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Tigers.
One of the free passes was intentional, but Clase still had one of his shakier appearances of the season even though he eventually emerged unscathed. The right-hander has been battling his control for a couple weeks, posting a 5:8 K:BB over his last 6.1 innings despite a 0.00 ERA, and as a result, James Karinchak has gotten two saves to Clase's one over that stretch. The duo will likely continue mixing and matching in the ninth inning unless one of them completely falls apart.
Clase allowed one hit but pitched a scoreless eighth and secured his second hold of the year in a 3-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Clase was brought in for the hold in the eighth with manager Terry Francona opting to go with James Karinchak in the ninth for a second straight game. The 23-year-old Clase still leads the team with seven saves on the year but Karinchak's recent usage in the closer role suggests Francona may be leaning towards a timeshare. Clase is in the midst of an excellent season, as he owns a 0.95 ERA and a 19:9 K:BB over 19 innings.
Clase walked three batters and struck out none in two-thirds of an inning during Thursday's 4-2 win over Seattle. He earned a hold.
Clase has been Cleveland's primary closer this year, but he's occasionally struggled with his control. That was evident Thursday, as only six of his 18 pitches went for strikes. All three of his walks came with two outs before Bryan Shaw retired Luis Torrens with a strikeout to close out the game. Clase has a 1.06 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB across 17 innings. He's also gone 7-for-8 in save chances, but James Karinchak, who has three saves in four chances himself, could see a larger share of ninth-inning work if Clase's difficulties finding the strike zone become a significant issue.
Clase recorded one strikeout and surrendered two singles during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
The 23-year-old allowed a pair of one-out singles to put the go-ahead run on first base for Chicago, but he induced a game-ending double play to get out of the jam. Clase is 7-for-8 in save opportunities with a 1.17 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB through 15.1 innings and should continue operating as Cleveland's primary closer, though James Karinchak (who has three saves of his own) will grab some chances as well.
Clase (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and failed to record an out Friday, taking the loss versus Cincinnati.
He committed a throwing error that led to Cincinnati's first run, and his balk led to a second run. Mike Moustakas added an RBI single before Phil Maton relieved Clase and finished the inning. The 23-year-old hadn't given up an earned run in 14.1 innings entering Friday, but he had allowed three unearned runs. Clase now has a 1.26 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 15:3 K:BB in 16 outings. He's gone 6-for-7 on save chances and is unlikely to lose his spot at the top of Cleveland's closer pecking order after one bad outing.
Clase gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his sixth save of the season in an 8-6 win over the Royals.
The 23-year-old kept his ERA at a pristine 0.00 with another strong outing. Clase does have one blown save on his ledger, but he's otherwise been sharp in his high-leverage role, posting a 14:3 K:BB through 13.1 innings.
Clase yielded a hit during a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save over the White Sox.
After giving up a leadoff single to Luis Robert, Clase forced three groundouts to secure the 5-3 win for Cleveland. The flamethrowing right-hander is now 5-for-6 in save chances with a perfect 0.00 ERA through 11.1 innings this season.
Clase (2-1) pitched a perfect 10th inning with one strikeout to earn the extra-inning win over the Twins on Monday.
Clase was efficient, needing 11 pitches to retire the side. In the bottom of the 10th, Jordan Luplow's walkoff two-run home run secured the win and made Clase the pitcher of record. The hard-throwing right-hander has allowed three unearned runs in 10.1 innings this season. He has a 0.97 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB with four saves and a blown save across 11 outings.
Clase allowed one hit and no walks while striking out three in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Reds on Sunday.
Clase was charged with a blown save Saturday, but he preserved Cleveland's three-run lead to pick up his fourth save of the year Sunday. The right-hander had allowed an unearned run in each of his last three appearances but has yet to give up an earned run in 2021. Clase carries a 1.23 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB in 7.1 innings through his first eight outings of the season.
Clase was charged with a blown save against the Reds on Saturday. He pitched one inning and gave up an unearned run on three hits without collecting any walks or strikeouts.
Clase could have gotten out of the inning without allowing a baserunner, but a two-out error by first baseman Josh Naylor was followed by three straight Reds singles to tie the score. It was a tough-luck first blown save for the right-hander, who still hasn't given up an earned run this season. He's allowed an unearned run in each of his past three save opportunities, however, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to hold off fellow fireballer James Karinchak for the ninth-inning role.
Clase recorded his third save of the season Thursday against the White Sox. He gave up one run on one hit while striking out one in an inning of work.
Clase started the season on a dominant note with three perfect outings, but he's now allowed baserunners in each of his last three appearances and given up runs in his last two. He's still 3-for-3 in save opportunities, but he seems to be trending in the wrong direction after a sizzling start to the campaign.
Clase (1-1) was charged with the loss Monday after allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning.
First baseman Yu Chang fielded what looked like a potential double-play ball and hit the runner at second base with the throw, allowing the winning run to score for the White Sox. Clase created the traffic on the basepaths with an infield hit allowed and a free pass, but the fireballing righty has separated himself with his performance early and this shouldn't affect his standing in the bullpen hierarchy.
Clase notched his second save of the season Sunday against the Tigers. He allowed one hit and one walk while fanning one during a scoreless inning of work.
Clase recorded two saves during the weekend series against the Tigers and has yet to allow a run this season, though this was the first time in four outings he allowed a baserunner. The right-hander didn't rattle despite having runners on first and second with one out, and he closed things out with a double play after inducing Nomar Mazara to ground out. Clase has gone 2-for-2 in save opportunities this season and has started the year on a dominant note.
Clase struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to pick up his first save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Tigers.
The right-hander simply overpowered the heart of Detroit's order, tossing 11 of 14 pitches for strikes and fanning Jeimer Candelario and Nomar Mazara. Clase has a 0.00 ERA and 5:0 K:BB through his first three appearances (three innings) of 2021, and while Cleveland has deployed a committee in the ninth inning so far, Clase has done nothing to remove himself from the high-leverage mix.
Clase (1-0) earned the win while pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Wednesday against the Royals.
Clase pitched the eighth inning and looked absolutely dominant, tossing 10 of his 15 pitches for strikes and fanning Salvador Perez and Jorge Soler for two of the three outs he recorded. Clase has generated two scoreless outings to begin the season.
Cleveland will use a committee of Clase, James Karinchak and Nick Wittgren for save chances this season, manager Terry Francona told MLB.com.
Clase had a 4.32 ERA this spring with 11 strikeouts and no walks in 8.1 innings. Karinchak entered spring as the leading candidate for the closer role, but struggled with a 6.52 ERA and 10 walks in 9.2 innings. Wittgren looked sharp with a 1.08 ERA and nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings. It sounds like the closer situation could be in flux early in the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/16||vs BAL||W 8-7||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/15||vs BAL||W 7-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/14||vs BAL||W 4-3||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|06/08||@ STL||W 10-1||1.0||1||0||1||3|
|06/05||@ BAL||W 10-4||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|05/31||vs CHW||W 3-1||1||1.0||1||0||0||3|
|05/30||vs TOR||W 6-5||1||1.0||1||1||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||3.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||4||0||9||14.52||2.903|
|2017||R-AZL Padres 2||35.2||9||6||0||2||4||0||42||22||40||5.37||1.761|
|2019||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||7.0||6||0||0||2||0||1||11||1||4||0.00||0.714|