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Giants' Jakob Junis: Out for season
The Giants placed Junis on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a cervical strain, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Junis was taken out of his appearance Saturday against the Dodgers after reporting neck tightness, and he will now be held out for the final week of the season. The 31-year-old righty logged a 3.87 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 86 innings while posting a 96:21 K:BB. Joey Bart was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to fill Junis' roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Exits with neck tightness
Junis was lifted from Saturday's game against the Dodgers with neck tightness, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Junis was supposed to work in bulk relief for the Giants, but he covered just 1.1 innings before departing with the neck issue. Ross Stripling, another bulk relief option, replaced him to begin the bottom of the fifth. It's unclear what Junis' availability will be leading into the final week of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Works four innings in bulk relief
Junis allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out five batters over four innings in bulk relief against the Rockies in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday.
Scott Alexander started for San Francisco and got two outs before Junis entered in the first frame with a runner on second base. Junis surrendered a single to allow the inherited runner to score, and he yielded two runs of his own in the third inning before departing with two outs in the fifth. The right-hander has bounced between opening and pitching in bulk relief lately, tossing more than one frame in each of his past five outings. However, he hasn't pitched more than four innings in any appearance this season, and he's recorded just one decision -- a win -- over his past 22 games despite pitching to a solid 3.47 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 51:5 K:BB over 49.1 frames during that span.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Covers most innings Tuesday
Junis allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 2.2 innings during Tuesday's 11-8 loss to the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
Junis led the Giants' staff in both innings pitched and pitches (44; 27 strikes), though it was far from a true bulk assignment. The right-hander remains a versatile option out of the bullpen, but he has been pitching roughly every fifth day for a few weeks. Junis has a 3.97 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 88:20 K:BB across 79.1 innings over 37 appearances (four starts). Given the length of Tuesday's outing, he could be available some time over the weekend against the Rockies, though he would line up to make his next outing versus the Guardians.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Getting start Thursday
Junis will start for the Giants on Thursday at San Diego, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Junis has primarily worked as a multi-inning reliever this season and will probably be piggybacked Thursday by Sean Manaea. San Francisco has a TBA listed for Friday's game against the Padres, then it'll be Kyle Harrison (Saturday) and Alex Cobb (Sunday) in the final two games of the four-game series.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Snags win Wednesday
Junis (4-3) allowed one hit and struck out one without walking a batter over one scoreless inning to earn the extra-inning win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Camilo Doval struggled in a blown save, failing to record an out while giving up a game-tying home run to Bryce Harper in the ninth inning. Junis kept the game tied, and the Giants took the lead for good in the 10th. Junis has endured mixed results since the start of July, allowing 10 runs (seven earned) over 26 innings across 13 appearances while serving as one of the Giants' many bulk relievers. Eight of his outings in that span have been longer than an inning. The right-hander had a middling 3.95 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 83:18 K:BB with a save and two holds over 70.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Struggles as opener
Junis allowed two unearned runs on two hits and struck out one without walking a batter over 1.2 innings Sunday versus Atlanta. He did not factor in the decision.
Junis was responsible for Orlando Arcia's second-inning two-run home run, but Wilmer Flores quickly got Junis off the hook in the third. This was a 43-pitch outing for the right-hander, which came after he threw 62 pitches Tuesday. While he's been in the mix to serve as an opener or bulk reliever, Junis is unlikely to work deep enough into games to get wins when he's starting. He's at a 4.00 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 82:18 K:BB through 69.2 innings over 33 appearances (three starts) this year.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Making start Sunday
Junis will start Sunday's series finale in Atlanta, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Junis threw 62 pitches over four shutout innings in his last appearance Tuesday. It's unlikely he'll work much deeper into Sunday's game, especially given the challenging opponent. Sean Manaea, Alex Wood and Sean Hjelle could all be candidates to serve as bulk relievers behind Junis.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Pitches well Tuesday
Junis allowed two hits and a walk while striking out seven over four shutout innings Tuesday versus the Rays. He did not factor in the decision.
Junis threw 62 pitches (43 strikes) in a sharp outing, his fourth scoreless appearance in his last five trips to the mound. The right-hander continues to fill a swingman role, something that's suited the Giants well with a number of their pitchers this season. Junis is at a 4.10 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 81:18 K:BB through 68 innings over 32 appearances (two starts). Junis has past experience as a starter, but this was just the second time he's gone four innings all season, so he has a better chance of picking up wins if he's the one pitching behind an opener.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Making Tuesday's start
Junis is listed as the Giants' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Junis will likely work a few innings before turning the game over to a primary pitcher out of the bullpen. Southpaw Sean Manaea hasn't been used since covering four innings Aug. 9, so he would seem to be the most logical candidate to work in bulk relief while he's on five days' rest. Junis has posted a 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with a 15:1 K:BB over his last seven appearances (13.1 innings).... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Tosses three scoreless innings
Junis allowed a hit and struck out three without walking a batter over three scoreless innings in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to Arizona. He did not factor in the decision.
Junis started for the first time in 28 appearances this season, and he delivered a solid, albeit short, outing. Alex Wood piggybacked Junis and gave up two runs over 2.2 innings. Junis has had mostly mixed results as a multi-inning reliever this season, posting a 4.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 69:17 K:BB through 59.1 innings. He's had little middle ground lately, allowing multiple runs in six of his last 12 outings while posting scoreless appearances in the other six games in that span. The right-hander may continue to get looks as an opener on piggyback option, but it's unlikely the Giants would stretch him out as a traditional starter this late in the year.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Nabs save Friday
Junis recorded one strikeout in a perfect 11th inning to earn the save in Friday's 7-5 win over the Dodgers.
The Giants currently have a routine bullpen day in their rotation, and this was it, leaving few arms available by the 11th inning. Junis was able to protect a two-run lead with ease, earning the first save of his major-league career in the process. He was effective in late May, but he's given up five runs over 9.2 innings across four appearances in June while typically working in lower-leverage spots. For the season, Junis owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 48:16 K:BB over 39.1 innings as a multi-inning option out of the bullpen. He also has one hold and a 3-3 record.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Takes loss Saturday
Junis (3-3) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five over 2.2 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Cubs.
Junis was again called on for a bulk-relief assignment, but the Cubs were able to do damage against him. Matt Mervis and Christopher Morel each took him deep for solo home runs, and Morel would add a two-run single. This was Junis' worst outing since he gave up five runs April 29 against the Padres. The right-hander is at a 4.58 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 44:16 K:BB through 35.1 innings this season. He may get another look behind an opener if neither Ross Stripling (back) nor Alex Wood (back) are ready to return by next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Picks up win as primary pitcher
Junis (3-2) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four over 2.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday over the Brewers.
Six pitchers combined for the shutout, and Junis led the way by getting seven outs. He hasn't given up a run over his last 6.1 innings, posting a 10:2 K:BB with four hits allowed in that span. The right-hander has a 4.13 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 33:14 K:BB over 28.1 innings through 14 relief appearances this season. The Giants continue to use Junis in a swingman role -- he and Sean Manaea, who had a hold with 1.1 scoreless innings Thursday, are options to serve as primary pitchers whenever manager Gabe Kapler opts for a bullpen day.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Takes loss Friday
Junis (2-2) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings Friday versus the Diamondbacks, taking the loss.
Junis got the last two outs of the fifth inning in relief of Ross Stripling, but he couldn't carry that success into the sixth. Arizona pounced for two runs and the Giants couldn't bounce back. Junis has been scored on in five of his nine appearances this season while operating primarily as a long reliever. He's now at a 5.14 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB across 21 innings.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Could fill bulk-relief role Tuesday
Junis is expected to serve as a bulk reliever behind opener John Brebbia in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, Danny Emerman of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Tuesday had been lefty Sean Manaea's turn in the rotation, but manager Gabe Kapler is expected to push the southpaw to the back of the Giants' pitching schedule to optimize matchups against the Cardinals' right-handed-heavy lineup. With that in mind, Manaea presumably won't be called upon to work in long relief during the three-game series with St. Louis, making Junis the top candidate to eat innings once Brebbia exits Tuesday after what will likely be a 1-to-2-inning start. Junis should be well rested after having not pitched since April 18, when he recorded eight outs in relief.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Takes loss in relief outing
Junis (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings, taking the loss Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Junis was responsible for Jazz Chisholm's three-run home run in the fourth inning, and the Giants' offense didn't bounce back from it. With starter Alex Wood (hamstring) likely headed for the injured list, one of Junis or Ross Stripling, who both pitched Tuesday, should get a look in the rotation. Stripling is a bit more stretched out, having covered 12.1 innings over four games compared to Junis' 12.2 innings in five appearances. Junis has struggled to a 4.26 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 12:5 K:BB this season while filling a swingman role.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Snares second win
Junis (2-0) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four over four scoreless innings Thursday to earn the win over the White Sox.
Junis has won both of his appearances this season, allowing just one run over 6.1 innings. He was efficient Thursday, throwing 44 of 69 pitches for strikes after starter Alex Wood needed 71 pitches to complete three frames. Junis' role as a swingman is clearly paying off when he can vulture some wins, but that's not a particularly reliable source of fantasy value. He's unlikely to be called upon for a few days after this long-relief assignment.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Earns win Saturday
Junis (1-0) allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings to earn the win Saturday versus the Yankees.
Alex Cobb was inefficient, throwing 47 of 76 pitches for strikes as the starter. Junis stepped up, getting the last out of the fourth inning and tossing two more frames with decent results in his first appearance this season. He was assigned a swingman role after failing to win a spot in the Giants' bullpen during spring training. While his fantasy value is limited for now, the right-hander's favorable home park could give him some appeal if injuries in the rotation allow him to get some starts. Junis had a 4.42 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 112 innings last season, his best ratios since 2018.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jakob Junis: Will fill swingman role
Manager Gabe Kapler said Thursday that Junis will be a swingman out of the bullpen rather than a starter to begin 2023, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Junis was in competition for a starting spot, but with the Giants' starters at full health, there was no room for him in the rotation. Webeck adds that Kapler is considering Junis in a piggyback role early on, typically in a pairing with Alex Wood. The choppy schedule early in the season means the Giants won't necessarily need a fifth starter until their first home series of the year, so going with pitching tandems could help ease all of the pitchers into the season. Junis' appeal in fantasy is limited in a bullpen role, but he could vulture some wins away from starters if he's able to regularly get two or three innings in a bulk-relief assignment. He's pitched to a 5.19 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 11:1 K:BB across 8.2 innings over four Cactus League appearances.... See More ... See Less
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