RP - CLE
Cleveland reliever James Karinchak threw a scoreless 10th inning to nail down his first save of the season. Karinchak struck out one in the outing.
Normal closer Emmanuel Clase had pitched on three of the previous four days, so he was given the day off. Karinchak now has thrown four scoreless innings with six strikeouts on the year.
Cleveland reliever James Karinchak threw a scoreless eighth inning to pick up a hold in a 5-2 win over the Tigers. He struck out three and walked one in the inning.
Karinchak struck out the side, flashing his elite strikeout upside. Emmanuel Clase has seen the past two save chances while Karinchak appears to have settled into the setup role. Which that affects his fantasy value in saves-only leagues, Karinchak's strikeout upside makes him worth rostering in most spots.
Cleveland reliever James Karinchak struck out the lone batter he faced in a 3-0 loss to the Royals on Monday.
Karinchak came on to get the final out of the Kansas City half of the ninth inning and was able to strike out Andrew Benintendi swinging. The hard-throwing reliever now has two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings of work on the young season.
Cleveland reliever James Karinchak struggled in a relief appearance in a 7-1 loss to the Brewers on Friday. Karinchak allowed a two-run homer in his inning of work while striking out two.
Karinchak served up a two-run bomb to Keston Huira in the frame. The reliever was unhittable for most of the season but his past three appearances have been ugly as he's allowed five runs in 2 1/3 innings of work.
James Karinchak tossed one inning while giving up one earned run and one walk with three strikeouts in a 2-1 extra-inning win against the Cardinals. That was the second earned run he allowed all season in 17.2 innings.
Karinchak continues to pitch as one of the best relievers in baseball with 34 strikeouts, a 1.02 ERA, and a 0.79 WHIP in 17.2 innings. Although he's not receiving save opportunities, Karinchak is worth a roster spot for the ratios and strikeouts.