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2022 Pitching

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Regular Season 58 1 2 3.88 50 32

Top Konnor Pilkington News

  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Returns to Triple-A

    Pilkington struck out four over 3.1 innings and allowed four earned runs on three hits and three walks in his most recent start Friday for Triple-A Columbus.

    The Guardians returned Pilkington to Triple-A on Sept. 18, one day after he was called up as Cleveland's 29th man for a doubleheader with the Twins. He covered 5.2 scoreless innings in the spot start with Cleveland -- his 11th overall of the season -- and struck out six while allowing one hit and two walks. With Aaron Civale recently returning from the injured list and Zach Plesac (hand) set to return during the upcoming week, Pilkington likely won't get the call back to Cleveland before the end of the season unless the Guardians lose another starting pitcher.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Solid in Saturday's outing

    Pilkington allowed a hit and two walks while striking out six over 5.2 scoreless innings versus the Twins in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. He did not factor in the decision.

    Pilkington turned in a strong performance, but he was long out of the game when it was finally decided in the 15th inning. He was tagged for four runs in five innings in his previous start, but this was a much more convincing outing. For the year, he has a 3.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 50:32 K:BB through 58 innings across 15 appearances (11 starts) in the majors. With Aaron Civale (forearm) set to return Tuesday, it's unclear if Pilkington will hang around as a reliever or get optioned back to Triple-A Columbus in favor of a fresh arm after Saturday's doubleheader depleted the Guardians' bullpen.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Sent down temporarily

    Pilkington was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Pilkington won't be off the big-league roster for long, as it was announced Wednesday that he is in line to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. Hunter Gaddis was recalled to take Pilkington's spot on the roster for the time being.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Locked in for another start

    Pilkington is scheduled to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    He'll be getting his second start of the week after he worked five innings while giving up four earned runs on three hits and three walks in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday. Pilkington is likely to head to the bullpen or to Triple-A Columbus following Saturday's outing, as Aaron Civale (forearm) looks to be trending toward a return from the 15-day injured list next week and would presumably take back his rotation spot from the rookie left-hander.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Coughs up four runs

    Pilkington allowed four runs on three hits and three walks over five innings against the Angels on Monday. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    Pilkington began his start with three scoreless frames before coughing up two-run homers to Matt Duffy and Mike Trout in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. The rookie southpaw is now sporting a 4.30 ERA through 52.1 MLB innings. However, he's posted a 5.09 ERA since earning his first and only win June 1. Pilkington is tentatively scheduled to face the Twins at home this weekend.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Joining rotation Monday

    Pilkington is scheduled to start Monday's series opener against the Angels at Progressive Field.

    Since getting called up from Triple-A Columbus just over a week ago, Pilkington has made only one two-inning relief appearance for Cleveland, but he'll get the chance to join the rotation while Zach Plesac (hand) and Aaron Civale (forearm) are on the injured list. Though Pilkington was a full-time starter at Columbus and previously made nine starts for Cleveland earlier this season, he may not be counted on to work more than 4-to-5 innings Monday as the Guardians aim to optimize his performance. Long reliever Kirk McCarty could be called upon to piggyback Pilkington, if the Guardians elect to go that route.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Back in majors

    Pilkington was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Pilkinton was demoted to Triple-A after giving up two runs over five frames in a spot start for Cleveland in late July, and he'll rejoin the big club Sunday. The 24-year-old has started in nine of his 12 appearances for the Guardians and has a 4.17 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 40:24 K:BB across 45.1 innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Dispatched to Triple-A

    The Guardians optioned Pilkington to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

    The left-hander was sent back to the minors after he served as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox. He drew his ninth start of the season with the big club in the second game of the twin bill, taking a no-decision while striking out three over five innings and allowing two earned runs on four hits and three walks. Though Pilkington will head to the minors for the time being, he could be called up in short order, as the Guardians have yet to settle on a permanent fifth starter while Aaron Civale (wrist) is on the 15-day injured list.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Solid in spot start

    Pilkington allowed two runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Serving as the 27th man for the twin bill, Pilkington was solid but not much more than that. He received no run support while in the game, but the Guardians' offense got him off the hook with a four-run rally in the seventh. The southpaw now has a 4.17 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 40:24 K:BB across 45.1 innings in 12 appearances (nine starts) with the Guardians this year. While it hasn't been officially announced yet, Pilkington is expected to return to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, though he'll remain Cleveland's preferred spot starter while Aaron Civale (wrist) is out.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Getting spot start in twin bill

    The Guardians plan to call up Pilkington from Triple-A Columbus to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Pilkington has often been the Guardians' go-to option for spot starts this season, as he'll be making his 12th appearance and ninth start Saturday despite having not been a full-time member of the rotation at any point in 2022. While starting in his last eight outings, Pilkington has produced a 4.84 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 32:20 K:BB in 35.1 innings. Since the Guardians plan on designating Pilkington as their 27th man for the twin bill, he's expected to immediately return to Columbus following Saturday's start.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Goes back to Triple-A

    The Guardians optioned Pilkington to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

    As anticipated, Pilkington was moved back to the minors one day after the Guardians designated him as the 27th man for their doubleheader with the White Sox. He started the second game of the twin bill and took the loss after surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Hit hard in Tuesday's loss

    Pilkington (1-2) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three.

    Two of the hits off Pilkington left the yard, as Jose Abreu homered in the first inning and Josh Harrison in the second. The southpaw was serving as Cleveland's 27th man for the twin bill and will likely be headed back to Triple-A Columbus, as his 4.24 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 37:21 K:BB through 40.1 innings in the majors don't make a strong case for a regular spot on the Guardians' staff.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Called up ahead of start

    The Guardians recalled Pilkington from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his scheduled start in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the White Sox in Cleveland.

    The rookie southpaw is serving as Cleveland's 27th man for the twin bill, so he'll likely be headed back to Columbus immediately following the start. Pilkington has previously made 10 appearances and seven starts for Cleveland this season, pitching to a 4.08 ERA and 1.67 WHIP across 35.1 innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Will get spot start in doubleheader

    The Guardians plan to call Pilkington up from Triple-A Columbus to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Cleveland is expected to designate Pilkington as its 27th man for the twin bill, meaning that he'll presumably be optioned back to Columbus following the doubleheader. Pilkington has previously made 10 appearances (seven starts) for Cleveland this season, going 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 34:20 K:BB across 35.1 innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Heads back to minors

    Pilkington was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Pilkington was called up to start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers, and he allowed only one earned run over four innings. However, he will head back to the minors for the time being. Only five Guardians have started more games than Pilkington this season, so he figures to be the top option next time the team needs to bring up a starter from the minors.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Goes four innings in spot start

    Pilkington didn't factor into the decision during Monday's 5-3 loss to Detroit in Game 2 of a doubleheader, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

    Called up as the 27th man for Monday's nightcap, Pilkington surrendered one run in the third and two more in the fourth as a result of his own error. The 24-year-old's two strikeouts match a season low for games he's started, though the 46 game score is actually the third highest of his seven turns. Pilkington now possesses a 4.08 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 35.1 innings and will most likely return to the minors barring a change in Cleveland's plans.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Summoned for start

    Pilkington will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Pilkington was sent to Triple-A Columbus after his last start, but he will rejoin the big club Monday and make his seventh start for the Guardians this season. He faced Detroit on May 26 and allowed three earned runs and 11 runners to reach base before exiting the game after 3.1 innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Returned to minors

    The Guardians optioned Pilkington to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

    Pilkington was sent back to the minors one day after suffering his first career MLB loss. He picked up his sixth big-league start in the second game of a doubleheader with the Twins, covering 4.1 innings and striking out four while allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks. The Guardians will have a need for a temporary sixth rotation member once again Monday in Detroit, so Pilkington will be a prime candidate to receive a call-up from Triple-A to make a spot start.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Rough return to rotation

    Pilkington (1-1) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings as the Guardians were downed 6-0. He struck out four.

    The young southpaw navigated through traffic on the basepaths in the first couple innings, but the wheels came off for Pilkington in the third as a Luis Arraez triple and a two-run blast by Jorge Polanco gave Minnesota all the offense it would need. Pilkington is expected to head back to Triple-A Columbus after the twin bill, and through his first six big-league starts the rookie carries a 5.13 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 27:17 K:BB over 26.1 innings.

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  • Guardians' Konnor Pilkington: Called up, starts Game 2 on Tuesday

    The Guardians recalled Pilkington from Triple-A Columbus and designated him as their 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader with the Twins in Cleveland. Pilkington is scheduled to start the second game of the twin bill.

    Pilkington will be rejoining the Guardians for his ninth appearance and sixth start of the season, after he previously generated a 3.67 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 28:15 K:BB across 27 innings in his earlier stints in the majors. Though the Guardians are expected to send him back following the twin bill, Pilkington should have a good chance to make spot starts with the big club in both of the next two weeks. Cleveland has doubleheaders coming up July 4 in Detroit and July 12 against the White Sox.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Pascagoula, MS
Age: 25
School: Mississippi State
Bats/Throws: L, L