SP,RP - SD - IL15
Padres pitcher Craig Stammen blew a save opprtunity Thursday night, giving up a home run in the Padres' 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
With the recent acquisition of closer Taylor Rogers, expect the Padres bullpen situation to work itself out.
The Padres have exercised their $4 million option on reliever Craig Stammen for the 2022 season.
Stammen will be 38 years old next season, but he has still looked strong out of the bullpen, posting a 3.06 ERA, 0.8 fWAR, and 1.32 BB/9 walk rate through 88.1 innings in 2021.
Craig Stammen pitched in 2 innings and gave up 2 earned runs for the Padres in their win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Stammen took over for Blake Snell in the 5th inning. Stammen looked good in his first inning of relief, striking out two. Stammen nearly made it out of the 7th unscathed, but gave up a two-run home run to Ketel Marte before being pulled.
Craig Stammen drew the start, his first since August 2010, on Friday and allowed one hit over 1 2/3 innings of work in the Padres 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
Stammen served as the opener in this one and was one of nine pitchers used by San Diego. He only allowed one hit before being replaced by Tim Hill in the second inning. The Padres won their first playoff series since 1998 and move on to the NLDS where they will face the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
Craig Stammen will draw the start for Friday’s Game 3 of the Wild Card round against the Cardinals.
Stammen will be used the opener and most likely toss anywhere from two-to-three frames. This is first start in the majors since 2010. Stammen owned a (4-2) record along with a 5.63 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 20 strikeouts over 24 innings.