RP - CLE
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.
James Karinchak recorded his fourth hold of the season. He tossed one scoreless inning and allowed one walk with two strikeouts.
Karinchak has been one of the best relievers in baseball. In 13.2 innings, he has allowed four hits, six walks, and one earned run while recording 26 strikeouts. Even if he is not the closer, Karinchak provides elite ratios and strikeouts.
Cleveland Indians reliever James Karinchak pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 2-0 win over the Twins on Thursday. He struck out one in the frame.
Karinchak needed just six pitches to earn the save. The young flamethrower normally operates in a setup role but Brad Hand had pitched the previous two nights. Hand also hasn't been particularly effective this season, so Karinchak could be next in line for saves if he continues to falter.
Cleveland Indians reliever James Karinchak pitched a scoreless ninth inning to lock down a 5-3 exhibition win over the Pirates on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out one in the frame.
Karinchak is being counted upon as a key piece of the Cleveland bullpen this season. The young flamethrower has plenty of upside, although his control has been an issue at times. He is worth a look in fantasy leagues that count holds as a stat category.