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2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 3 3.61 33 14 1.25

Top Sam Long News

  • Giants' Sam Long: Placed on 60-day IL

    Long was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and placed on the 60-day injured list Friday due to a right oblique strain.

    Long was sent to the minors in early August but will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2022 season due to his oblique injury. The team planned to stretch him out as a starter following his demotion, so it's not yet clear what role he'll play if he's deemed healthy in time for spring training 2023.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Sent to minors

    Long was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.

    Long has primarily pitched in relief for the Giants this year with 22 of his 28 outings coming out of the bullpen, and he's pitched well overall with a 3.61 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 33:14 K:BB across 42.1 innings. The left-hander will now join Sacramento to get stretched out as a starter after the Giants traded away Matthew Boyd, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Yields grand slam

    Long (1-3) took the loss Friday versus the Dodgers. He allowed four unearned runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out one in one inning.

    Long had some control issues, as evidenced by a wild pitch and his plunking of Jake Lamb before serving up a grand slam to Cody Bellinger. While this mess wasn't his alone, it was the third time Long's allowed multiple runs in his last five outings. The southpaw has a 2.92 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 26:12 K:BB through 37 innings in 23 appearances (six starts). With Jakob Junis back from the injured list and ready to rejoin the rotation, Long is likely to serve as a middle reliever capable of working multiple innings.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Snags win Friday

    Long (1-2) walked one and struck out two in a scoreless inning, earning the win Friday over the Brewers.

    Long kept the deficit at three runs, and the Giants rallied for six in the bottom of the ninth to make him a winner. Through six appearances in July, the southpaw has given up six runs in nine innings, though two of those were three-run outings and the other four were scoreless. He has a 3.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB through 36 innings, working as an occasional opener and a multi-inning reliever.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Yields homer in loss

    Long (0-2) allowed three runs on four hits and struck out two in 2.1 innings Friday, taking the loss versus the Padres. He did not walk a batter.

    Long allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base, culminating in a three-run home run by Manny Machado. The Giants were unable to pull even in the contest, leaving Long with the loss for the second time in his six turns as an opener this year. The southpaw owns a 2.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB across 32.2 innings in 19 appearances overall, primarily working in long relief.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Starting Friday

    Long will start Friday's game against the Padres, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Long picked up his first career save by recording the final out Wednesday in Arizona, and he's now been tabbed to start Friday's contest. He delivered three scoreless frames in his previous appearance Sunday -- which is tied for his longest outing of the season -- so he's unlikely to last much beyond that as a starter.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Steps in for first career save

    Long earned a save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, retiring the only batter he faced via strikeout.

    The Giants led by three entering the ninth inning, but closer Camilo Doval allowed a run to score and was pulled after letting three straight batters reach base with two outs. Long came in to pitch to Jordan Luplow, and the reliever was able to finish the contest with a three-pitch strikeout for the first save of his career. Doval should remain San Francisco's closer for the time being, though Long has impressed with a 1.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in mostly low-leverage work across 30.1 innings on the season.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Tosses three scoreless innings

    Long allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three over three scoreless innings during Sunday's 13-4 loss to the White Sox.

    Long covered the most outs of the six pitchers the Giants used Sunday. He allowed a three-run double to Gavin Sheets in the fifth inning after taking over for Sean Hjelle, but Long was otherwise strong in his longest outing since June 15. The southpaw has yet to cover more than three innings in a major-league outing this year, and he threw 31 of 45 pitches for strikes Sunday. Long has a 1.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 17 appearances (five starts). He could be a candidate to join the Giants' rotation, at least until Jakob Junis (hamstring) is activated, after Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) was ruled out for the remainder of the season Sunday. Manager Gabe Kapler hasn't officially disclosed the Giants' pitching plans for the next time the fifth starter's spot comes up in the rotation.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Works out of bullpen Sunday

    Long struck out one and allowed an earned run on three hits over 1.2 innings of relief in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates.

    After making a three-inning start Wednesday against the Royals, Long moved to the bullpen and came on in relief of starter Alex Cobb on three days' rest. The Giants' decision to make Long available out of the bullpen suggests that the team anticipates Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) returning from the 60-day injured list during the upcoming week to replace Long as its No. 5 starter.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Works three innings

    Long allowed two runs (none earned) on three hits while striking out two and walking none Wednesday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

    Long hasn't been fully stretched out as a starter and was working on three days of rest. Therefore, it wasn't a surprise that he was pulled after just 44 pitches. Long allowed a single and double in the first inning, but he would have worked out of the jam if not for an error by Brandon Crawford. Long has served as both a reliever and starter this season, though he has yet to work more than three innings in any of his appearances. He has maintained a 1.69 ERA with a 13:7 K:BB across 21.1 innings on the campaign.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Starting Wednesday

    Long is starting Wednesday's game against the Royals, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Long drew a start against the Dodgers on Saturday and allowed three hits and no walks while striking out one in three scoreless innings. The southpaw was pulled after throwing just 48 pitches, and he'll pitch on three days' rest during Wednesday's series finale against the Royals. Over 12 appearances (four starts) in 2022, Long has posted a 1.96 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 18.1 innings.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Making spot start Saturday

    Long will start Saturday's game versus the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    With Alex Cobb (neck) out, the Giants have elected to give Long a start rather than cobble together another bullpen game. Long will be on only three days' rest after his longest outing of the season Tuesday versus the Rockies (three innings), so it doesn't seem likely he'll qualify for the win. The southpaw has a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB through 15.1 innings in 11 appearances (three starts) this year.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Tosses three scoreless frames

    Long threw three scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing three hits while striking out one batter. He didn't factor in the decision.

    Long was making a spot start in place of Alex Cobb (neck), and he was able to give San Francisco a season-high 48 pitches. The left-hander didn't allow any extra-base hits, limiting Los Angeles to a single in each of his three innings. It's unclear if Long will get another chance to start or if he will return to the bullpen. Of his 12 major-league appearances this season, eight have been as a reliever.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Back with big-league club

    Long was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

    The 26-year-old was sent to Sacramento on Friday but will rejoin the Giants with Alex Cobb (neck) headed to the injured list. Long has started three games for San Francisco this season but has covered only 12.1 frames in 10 appearances, and he's not fully stretched out as a starter. The team has yet to announce who will fill Cobb's spot in the rotation, but Long is likely to be considered.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Optioned to Triple-A

    Long was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    After being recalled Wednesday, Long tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out a batter Thursday versus the Marlins. He'll now return to Sacramento as Sean Hjelle makes his way to the big leagues.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Recalled by San Francisco

    Long was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.

    Long was sent to the minors in early May, and he posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 7.1 innings over five relief appearances in Sacramento. He's made nine appearances (three starts) for the Giants this year and should take on a bullpen role during his current stint with the major-league club.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Sent to Triple-A

    Long was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    He had a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and eight strikeouts in 10.1 innings through nine appearances. Sean Hjelle was promoted to take a spot in the big-league bullpen.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Yields lone run in loss

    Long (0-1) took the loss Wednesday versus the Athletics, allowing one run on one hit with a strikeout in one inning.

    Long was the opener Wednesday, and he allowed a leadoff home run to Chad Pinder. That ended up being the game's lone run, with the Giants mustering just three hits in the contest. This was the first time Long's given up a run this season -- he owns a 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB while making three of his six appearances as an opener. He isn't likely to be needed in that role this weekend versus the Nationals, so Long's next appearance should be expected to be in relief.

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  • Giants' Sam Long: Opening Wednesday

    Long will start Wednesday's game against the A's, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Long opened Monday's game in Milwaukee and delivered a scoreless frame, and he'll start again Wednesday versus Oakland. The left-hander should cover an inning or two depending on how he pitches, with Jakob Junis the likely candidate to work behind him in a bulk role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Fair Oaks, CA
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L