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June 24, 2019 11:20 AM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Pitching better of late
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp has a 4.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 15.1 innings over 27 appearances this season, collecting one win and seven holds.

The veteran LOOGY doesn't have great numbers, but he's overcome a shaky start to 2019. Sipp has been charged with runs in only two of his last 19 games, but the stretch has had a minimal impact on his ratios as 14 of those appearances lasted less than an inning. The role also limits his fantasy value, but he'll continue to fill a key late-inning role in the Nats bullpen.

May 20, 2019 02:52 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals activated Sipp (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Sipp was sidelined for two weeks with the oblique strain, but proved his health by tossing a scoreless frame for High-A Potomac over the weekend. Prior to landing on the IL earlier this month, Sipp hadn't found much success with the Nationals, giving up six runs on nine hits and four walks in nine innings.

May 19, 2019 05:16 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Could be activated Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (oblique) could be activated to begin the Nationals' series Monday against the Mets, Jamal Collier of reports.

Sipp threw an inning Saturday night at High-A Potomac and apparently had no setbacks. As a result, he could be activated as early as Monday. Sipp struggled in the early portion of the season, recording a 6.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across nine innings.

May 17, 2019 09:04 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Set for rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (oblique) will make a minor-league rehab appearance Saturday at High-A Potomac, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Sipp was eligible to be activated off the 10-day injured list Friday but will need at least a few more days before rejoining the Nationals. The 35-year-old will be re-evaluated following Saturday's outing, so he could return to the majors soon if all goes well.

May 7, 2019 04:56 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained oblique, Jamal Collier of reports.

The southpaw reliever has a 6.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB in nine innings out of the big-league bullpen. Erick Fedde was summoned from Double-A to take Sipp's place in the bullpen.

May 7, 2019 02:52 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Escapes jam in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp gave up a hit and walked two in two-thirds of an inning but didn't allow a run during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers.

The southpaw was able to escape a jam of his own making that also featured a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and a wild pitch. Sipp has now delivered nine straight scoreless appearances, although only two of them lasted a full inning. His 6.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP are big improvements over the marks he had a couple of weeks ago, and his six holds lead the Nats' bullpen.

April 13, 2019 06:52 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Returns to action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (shoulder) allowed two runs on two hits over one-third of an inning during Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Sipp exited Wednesday's game with left shoulder stiffness but was apparently good to go after the off day Thursday. The 35-year-old threw a complete inning during his first outing of the season, but has recorded one or zero outs in each of his last seven outings.

April 11, 2019 02:16 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Dealing with shoulder stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Phillies with left shoulder stiffness, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Sipp threw only four pitches and retired the only batter he faced before being removed. The 35-year-old will take Thursday to rest up before being reevaluated Friday.

April 5, 2019 11:24 AM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Notches third hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp struck out the only batter he faced in Thursday's win over the Mets to record his third hold of the season.

The veteran lefty has had some struggles in the early going along with the rest of the Nats' bullpen, posting a 13.50 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through two innings spread over four appearances, but his 3:1 K:BB is solid. Sipp is settling in as the top LOOGY at manager Dave Martinez's disposal, and in a division that includes Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman and Robinson Cano -- his strikeout victim Thursday -- that could lead to frequent usage. Sipp's career high in holds is 24, set back in 2011 with Cleveland, but he could approach that number again with Washington.

March 23, 2019 11:08 AM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Set for live BP on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp will throw another live batting practice session Saturday, Jamal Collier of reports.

The veteran southpaw faced live hitters for the first time this spring Thursday and felt good, and while Sipp probably doesn't have enough time left on the Grapefruit League calendar to see any actual game action, he's still confident he'll be ready for Opening Day. "Every batter counts," Sipp said prior to Friday night's game against the Marlins. "And I've been around enough where I'm not going off the type of caliber of the hitter. I can look at my stuff and how it plays. ... It's not so much who I am facing, but it's being fair with myself, and seeing if I have the same stuff that I'm used to to start the season with." He's expected to fill a LOOGY role in the Nats' bullpen this season.

March 21, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Could be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp could be ready for Opening Day, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Sipp, who signed with the Nationals in mid-March, is slightly behind other pitchers, though he may still have enough time to get up to speed before the start of the season. The southpaw felt good after a 15-pitch bullpen session Thursday, and he's expected to pitch in a minor-league game over the weekend. Once Sipp is ready to go, he'll likely be deployed as a lefty specialist.

March 14, 2019 11:24 AM
Nationals' Tony Sipp: Signs on with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp agreed to a contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, Sipp's contract is a one-year, major-league deal that includes a mutual option for 2020.

One of the more accomplished lefty specialists in baseball since reaching the majors in 2009, Sipp is coming off a stellar season in Houston in which he posted a 1.86 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 38.2 innings and held same-handed hitters to a .191 average. Though he's been on the open market all spring, Sipp won't need much time to build his arm up ahead of Opening Day. As has been the case for Sipp in the past, expect the Nationals to deploy him almost exclusively versus lefties.

September 10, 2018 08:44 AM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Gets big outs before walk-off loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp struck out both batters faced in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-5 loss to Boston.

Sipp entered with the bases loaded and benefited from the largesse of the home-plate umpire's expanded strike zone to strike out Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez to end the threat. The left-handed reliever has returned to form in 2018 following two wayward seasons in which he posted a combined 5.33 ERA. He's getting both sides of the plate out, limiting left-handed hitters to a .585 OPS and righties to .665.

July 15, 2018 09:40 PM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Mops up Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp struck out all three batters faced in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Tigers.

Sipp came on for mop-up duty, entering in the ninth inning and delivered his sixth consecutive scoreless outing. He doesn't get too many high-leverage appearances, but the left-hander has executed when called on. The scoreless frame lowered his ERA to 1.93.

June 17, 2018 10:48 PM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Extends scoreless inning streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (2-0) walked one in a scoreless seventh inning and picked up the win Sunday against the Royals.

In an ironic twist, the left-handed Sipp dispatched the three right-handed batters he faced while walking the lone lefty. Entering the contest, lefties had a .100 OPS off him while righties were at .953, although lately, it doesn't matter who's coming to the plate. Sunday's performance was his 12th consecutive scoreless appearance, a stretch in which he's allowed five hits and three walks while striking out 10 over 9.1 innings. His ERA is a tidy 2.16, which stands in contrast to the combined 5.33 he posted in 2016 and 2017.

June 6, 2018 07:32 AM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Comes through in low-leverage role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp has nine consecutive scoreless outings and a 2.84 ERA over 16 games this season.

Since signing a three-year deal following the 2015 season, Sipp has been an unreliable reliever. Both Sipp and manager A.J. Hinch told Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle that the left-hander's downfall can be traced to losing the feel for his splitter. That's forced Hinch to deploy the 35-year-old in low-leverage situations. However, an unintended consequence of losing the split for a while has been the development of a slider. He's allowed one hit off that pitch, which Sipp says "has been really significant against lefties." Left-handed hitters are batting just .087 against him. Sipp earned that three-year deal because of his effectiveness against lefties, and he may have earned an opportunity to face lefties in a high-leverage situations once again.

April 19, 2018 12:24 PM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Comes off DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (oblique) was activated off the disabled list Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sipp was in uniform and available, but did not pitch in Wednesday's game at Seattle. He returns to become the lone left-hander in the bullpen after dealing with soreness in his right oblique. Prior to the injury, he allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings.

April 18, 2018 07:28 AM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Will be activated Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp (oblique) is expected to be activated before Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of reports.

Sipp tested out his strained right oblique muscle Monday by throwing a bullpen session. He'll take the roster spot of right-hander James Hoyt, who was optioned following Tuesday's game.

April 10, 2018 05:24 PM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Lands on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with right oblique soreness, Brian McTaggart of reports.

In a corresponding move, James Hoyt was recalled from Triple-A Fresno. Prior to landing on the DL, Sipp had appeared in just two games this season, giving up one run across a combined 2.1 innings. A timetable for his eventual return should come into focus as his rehab gets underway.

March 23, 2018 01:28 PM
Astros' Tony Sipp: Nails down roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sipp will be part of Houston's eight-man bullpen that breaks camp, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Sipp secured the final bullpen spot when the Astros announced that James Hoyt (oblique) would not be ready for the start of the regular season. Sipp will be the Astros' lone lefty out of the pen, although having a left-handed reliever is not paramount, per comments made by manager A.J. Hinch at various points during spring training. Sipp provides balance in the pen, but his recent track record (5.33 ERA, 2.2 HR/9 over the last two seasons) doesn't suggest job security. That means Sipp is not guaranteed a spot when Hoyt is ready to return.

Situational Stats
vs Atlanta 1.000 0.00001
vs LHB 10.000 0.00016
vs RHB 7.100 9.82068
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Pitching Stats
2009CLE20 2.934600000 40.0271613502548
2010CLE22 4.147000013 63.04830291223969
2011CLE63 3.036900001 62.14522211002457
2012CLE12 4.426300012 55.0472927912351
2013ARI32 4.785600002 37.2352220632242
2014HOU43 3.385600046 50.2281919501763
2015HOU34 1.996000003 54.1411312511562
2016HOU12 4.956000012 43.25226241211840
2017HOU01 5.794600000 37.1362524811639
2018HOU31 1.865400000 38.22788111342
2019WAS11 4.153000001 17.1179801714
Total 2621 3.69610000720 500.04032192057311219527
Batting Stats
2009CLE46000000000 --- --- ---
2010CLE70000000000 --- --- ---
2011CLE69000000000 --- --- ---
2012CLE63000000000 --- --- ---
2013ARI56000000000 --- --- ---
2014HOU56000000000 --- --- ---
2015HOU60000000000 --- --- ---
2016HOU60000000000 --- --- ---
2017HOU46100000000 .000 .000 .000
2018HOU54000000000 --- --- ---
2019WAS30000000000 --- --- ---
Total 610100000000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2011CLEP690155912 .933
2013ARIP56074210 .857
2014HOUOF2000000 ---
2016HOUP600102710 .900
2019WASP30032010 .667
Total  610097316243 .959
More Pitching Stats
2009CLE23137 0.9530003 .194168 11.7 .3670
2010CLE33870 0.6486604 .218266 12.7 .4322
2011CLE33788 0.43132212 .201251 10.0 .3881
2012CLE14764 0.7332103 .228233 11.6 .4321
2013ARI22152 0.4220013 .240175 14.3 .4322
2014HOU23257 0.5822003 .157198 8.0 .2872
2015HOU14057 0.7423204 .208216 9.4 .3403
2016HOU03747 0.9121100 .297195 14.6 .5891
2017HOU24231 1.3960101 .247165 12.8 .5070
2018HOU03038 0.8702002 .200151 9.5 .3110
2019WAS01424 0.5800001 .25877 13.0 .3181
Total 16369565 0.70411813226 .2202095 11.4 .40613
Postseason Pitching Stats
2015HOU01 0.00600001 5.11100025
2018HOU00 0.00300000 1.11000022
Total 01 0.00900001 6.22100047
Minor League Pitching Stats
2004 A-Mahoning Vy31 3.161010000 42.2332315511374
2005 A-Lake County41 2.221312000 69.0471917501971
2005 A-Kinston22 2.66225002 47.1341914422359
2006 AA-Akron42 3.13294003 60.1442321202180
2008 AA-Akron03 3.74160001 21.21912940732
2008 A-Kinston00 1.1350000 8.042100310
2008 R-Indians00 0.0031000 4.00000014
2009AAA-Columbus10 3.71120001 17.0178710622
2013AAA-Reno Aces10 0.0090001 10.031000512
2014AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas11 4.30110000 14.2147711221
2017AAA-Fresno Grizzlies00 4.5020000 2.02110000
2017AA-Corpus Christi Hooks00 0.0011000 1.00000012

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Washington Nationals
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