Plesac (4-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings Sunday against Kansas City.
Plesac gave up a run in the first inning, followed by another in the third, but he'd leave the contest with a three-run lead. He fired 67 of 106 pitches for strikes and threw a first-pitch strike to 13 of the 24 batters he faced. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a 3.50 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with a 40:20 K:BB across 54 innings this season.
Plesac allowed no hits and one walk while striking out one across three scoreless innings Tuesday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Plesac had little trouble working through the Tigers' lineup, needing only 39 pitchers to complete three innings. However, the game went into a lengthy rain delay, costing him the chance to work deeper into the contest. He now owns a 3.56 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 34 strikeouts and 18 walks across 48 innings for the season. With the Indians playing seven games this week, Plesac is very likely to stick with the big-league club and make his next start Sunday against Kansas City.
Plesac was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and will start Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Plesac will return to the big leagues Tuesday and figures to slot in as the Indians' fifth starter moving forward. He made eight starts with Cleveland prior to his demotion July 6, posting a 4.00 ERA over 45 innings, though he did get roughed up in his last major-league outing against the Royals, giving up three runs over just 2.2 innings of work.
The Indians will recall Plesac from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Cleveland sent Plesac to the minors July 6 following his eighth big-league start, which provided the team with some extra roster flexibility since its schedule allowed for a shortened rotation. The rookie will now move back up to the majors with the Indians requiring a fifth starter for the first time during the second half. Plesac acquitted himself well during his first callup period, posting a 4.00 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 45 innings.
Plesac was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
Plesac was optioned in order to make room for Greg Allen to return to Cleveland. This is unlikely to effect Plesac's status in the rotation, as he was not scheduled to pitch again prior to the All-Star break. The right-hander has managed a 4.00 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 33 strikeouts across 45 innings this season.
Plesac conceded three runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout over just 2.2 innings versus the Royals on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision.
Plesac's day came to an abrupt end when he was removed from the game in the third inning after throwing 58 pitches. The start of the game was delayed two and a half hours due to weather and the wet conditions probably impacted the 24-year-old considering he threw 32 strikes compared to 26 balls. This is now the second start in a row where Plesac has made an early exit due to a poor performance. The right-hander had a very respectable 2.33 ERA over his first six starts, a stretch which included matchups against the high-powered offenses like the Yankees and Red Sox, but his ERA has ballooned to a 4.00 over the last two starts. With no established return dates for aces Corey Kluber (forearm) and Carlos Carrasco (blood condition), Plesac figures to stick in the rotation regardless of whether or not he is struggling.
Plesac (3-3) took the loss Saturday versus the Orioles after surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Plesac allowed only one run through the first three frames, but Baltimore erupted for six runs in the fourth inning to end his afternoon. It's the first time since joining the Indians in late May he failed to pitch at least five innings. The 24-year-old has a 3.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 32:14 K:BB through his first seven major-league starts.
Plesac (3-2) allowed one run on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts across seven innings to earn the victory against the Tigers on Sunday.
In four of his six major-league starts this season, Plesac has yielded only one run. However, he may be playing with fire. Plesac owns a .194 batting average against, but he also has a 4.93 FIP. He was also permitting a 35.7 percent hard contact rate coming into Sunday. While that isn't poor, it's a bigger factor because Plesac isn't a strikeout pitcher. Still, he's 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 38.2 innings across six starts. Plesac will look to keep this strong start going at the Orioles on Saturday.
Plesac (2-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and five walks while striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Rangers.
Plesac allowed only a solo home run to Rougned Odor in a bounce-back effort after allowing four earned runs in his previous start. He retired 11 batters via flyball, and managed to whiff six batters on the strength 16 called strikes and 10 swinging strikes. Plesac has proven effective through his first five major-league starts, racking up a 2.56 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 26 strikeouts across 31.2 innings. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against Detroit.
Plesac (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Reds on Wednesday.
The rookie allowed three homers, which was more long balls than he yielded in his first three MLB starts combined. Even though they were all solo shots, it was enough to hand him the loss. Despite this loss, Plesac has still pitched well at the major-league level. He is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 24.2 innings through four starts. Plesac will face the Rangers on the road in his next start Tuesday, though, in a tough matchup and environment.
Plesac (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out five.
In a nice bit of symmetry, the young right-hander's first MLB win came against the Yankees and his first MLB loss was to the White Sox, mirroring the first decisions his uncle Dan Plesac recorded in 1986. The younger Plesac will take a 1.86 ERA and 14:3 K:BB through 19.1 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Reds.
Plesac will start Friday against the Yankees, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Plesac last took the mound Sunday against the White Sox, so he'll be on his normal amount of rest for Friday's start. The 24-year-old has impressed through a pair of starts with the big club thus far, compiling a 1.46 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB in 12.1 innings of work.
Plesac (0-1) gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven through seven innings to take the loss against the White Sox on Sunday.
Plesac was dominant most of the game, but a solo home run from Tim Anderson was enough to hang the loss on the 24-year-old. While his debut was encouraging, this was an impressive performance that could boost his ownership percentage in deeper leagues. The right-hander has a 0-1 record with a 1.46 ERA and 9:2 K:BB through two starts. Plesac will get his next start Saturday at home against the Yankees.
Plesac is scheduled to make his second start for the Indians on Sunday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
As expected, Plesac will keep his spot in the rotation after acquitting himself well in his MLB debut at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Plesac navigated the tough matchup effectively, taking a no-decision while limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. Though Plesac might eventually get exposed by his lack of a deep arsenal, his ability to consistently throw strikes and command his mid-90s fastball and changeup effectively makes him a worthy speculative pickup in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues where he's available.
Plesac allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk across 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old didn't offer much in terms of strikeouts, but his major-league debut went quite well. He threw 57 of his 86 pitches for strikes, with 15 called strikes. He allowed just two extra-base hits, one of which was a triple to the last batter he faced. That runner scored against the Indians' bullpen, and was the only run Plesac allowed. After this strong performance, it seems likely Plesac sees another MLB start in the immediate future, especially with Corey Kluber (forearm) and Mike Clevinger (back) still on the injured list.
Plesac was recalled as expected Tuesday ahead of his scheduled start against Boston.
Plesac owns an excellent 1.41 ERA through nine starts at the two highest levels of the minors this season, striking out 26.3 percent of opposing starters while walking just 3.3 percent. He hadn't been considered much of a prospect his season, but he's seen his fastball velocity tick up this year and has thrown plenty of strikes. Josh Smith was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Plesac will be promoted from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Reports first surfaced Saturday suggesting Plesac would fill the vacant spot in Cleveland's rotation, and the Indians confirmed the 24-year-old's impending callup a day later. Plesac has benefited from a velocity bump this season and dazzled between stops at Columbus and Double-A Akron, logging a 1.41 WHIP and 56:7 K:BB in 57.1 innings. Plesac boasts a plus changeup to complement his improved fastball, but his lack of a reliable third pitch could make success difficult to come by against major-league hitters. He'll thus carry plenty of risk as he makes his MLB debut on the road against one of baseball's better offenses.
Plesac will have his contract selected from Triple-A Columbus by the Indians, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Plesac was promoted to Columbus earlier in May and has continued his impressive 2019 performance through three starts with the Clippers, allowing five runs on 15 hits with a 22:1 K:BB across 20 innings. The Indians have yet to make any announcements, but Plesac could slot into the starting rotation Tuesday at Boston.
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