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68-94 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 112 5 7 4.42 98 25

Top Jake Junis News

  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Settles at $2.8 million

    Junis signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Junis put up a 4.42 ERA and 98:25 K:BB over 112 innings for the Giants in 2022 while serving as a traditional starter and bulk reliever. The 30-year-old would appear to be slated for a relief role in 2023, at least to open the season.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Allows four runs during loss

    Junis (5-7) took the loss Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings.

    Junis entered the game in the second inning after lefty Scott Alexander served as an opener for 1.1 innings; Junis' most notable blemish occurred on a two-run double from Sergio Alcantara to give the Diamondbacks a 3-1 lead in the fourth. The righty has struggled during his last 11 appearances, recording a 6.20 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 53.2 innings. The 30-year-old has not allowed a home run in three straight games.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Sent to Triple-A

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

    Junis took the loss Saturday after he gave up four runs over 4.2 innings against the Diamondbacks, and he'll head to the minors for the final few days of the season. The 30-year-old had a strong start to 2022 but finished with a 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 98:25 K:BB across 112 innings.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Working behind opener

    Junis will pitch behind opener Scott Alexander as the bulk reliever Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Junis also served as a long reliever during last Sunday's win over Arizona and picked up the win, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in 5.1 innings. He should be able to handle a similar workload while pitching behind Alexander once again Saturday.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Goes 5.1 innings in relief for win

    Junis (5-6) earned the win Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5.1 innings.

    Manager Gabe Kapler went with Scott Alexander as the opener Sunday, and Junis came in relief with two outs in the third inning. He threw 5.1 innings of one-run ball en route to his first win since June 10. Additionally, his seven punchouts on the day are tied for the most he's recorded in his last 14 appearances. He has a 4.28 ERA through 107.1 innings this season.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Following opener Sunday

    Junis will pitch behind opener Scott Alexander as the bulk reliever Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    In theory, Junis should have a better chance at earning the win when following an opener, though the right-hander should still be viewed as a high-risk streaming option. He hasn't recorded a win since June 10 and sits with a 6.60 ERA since the beginning of August.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Hit hard in no-decision

    Junis allowed six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and one walk while striking out two batters over 4.1 innings against Colorado on Monday. He did not factor in the decision.

    As has been the case for countless hurlers in Colorado, Junis' stuff simply wasn't working Monday, as he gave up a season-high 12 hits (four of which went for extra bases). However, Rockies starter Chad Kuhl had nearly as difficult a time, and Junis avoided taking a third straight loss. The right-hander has given up at least four earned runs in three of his past five starts and has logged a 7.13 ERA and 1.83 WHIP during that difficult stretch.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Surrenders four runs in loss

    Junis (4-6) took the loss during Tuesday's 5-1 defeat to Atlanta, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings.

    Junis was spotted a lead in the first inning but Atlanta got to him soon thereafter, plating four runs on six baserunners combined in the second and third innings. The 29-year-old fired 60 of 92 pitches for strikes with nine of the swinging variety while allowing more than three runs for the second time in four turns. During the stretch, Junis has pitched to a 6.41 ERA while recording 16 strikeouts in 19.2 innings -- amassing an 0-3 record. He carries a 4.15 ERA into his next start, currently projected for early next week in Colorado.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Six solid innings in loss

    Junis (4-5) took the loss Thursday against the Brewers after he allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings.

    The right-hander allowed two doubles - one of which drove in a run off the bat of Christian Yelich - while covering the second through seventh innings behind opener Scott Alexander. Junis has posted a 6.03 ERA in 34.1 innings across his last seven outings, allowing six runs in two of those appearances. This is just the third time the 29-year-old has pitched six innings or more in his last nine games.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Following opener in Game 1

    Junis is expected to follow opener Scott Alexander in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Junis has failed to last five frames in each of his past two starts and will pitch behind an opener in Thursday's twin bill. Overall, the right-hander has a 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 76:18 K:BB across 86.2 innings.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Fans five in no-decision

    Junis did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over 4.1 innings against the Phillies. He struck out five.

    The Giants staked Junis to a lead twice within the first three innings, but he gave up the lead both times. While Junis looked like a new man earlier in the season, he has run into trouble lately, surrendering 11 earned runs and four home runs in his last three starts. Junis is pitching through a small fracture on the palm of his left (non-throwing) hand.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Ineffective in loss

    Junis (4-4) took the loss Sunday in Minnesota, allowing six runs on nine hits while striking out two in 4.1 innings.

    Junis failed to make it through five innings for the fifth time in seven starts since the All-Star break. The 29-year-old held the Twins scoreless through the first two frames but allowed a run-scoring double in the third, a two-run homer in the fourth and three more runs in the fifth. Five of the nine hits he allowed went for extra bases. Since the break, he's compiled a 5.68 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 31.2 innings. His next start will likely be next weekend against Philadelphia.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Plans to start Sunday

    Junis said Tuesday that he's dealing with a "tiny" fracture on the palm of his left hand, but he's feeling significantly better since exiting his last start Aug. 21 against the Rockies and plans to take the hill Sunday in Minnesota, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Junis exited the Aug. 21 start after taking a line drive off the base of his glove and near the bottom of his non-pitching hand, with the 29-year-old being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his palm. Fortunately for Junis, the injury doesn't look like it'll be anything that forces him to the injured list, as the Giants already list him as their probable starter for Sunday's contest. He'll carry a 3.58 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into his 17th appearance and 14th start of the campagin.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: TBD for Sunday's start

    Junis (hand) will remain on turn for now, but the Giants will continue to evaluate him ahead of Sunday's scheduled start against the Twins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Slusser notes that it is a pain tolerance issue in Junis' non-throwing hand, and that he could get skipped or pushed back if there are any concerns at all ahead of Sunday's game. He has been excellent over his last two starts, logging a 2.63 WHIP, 0.66 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings, with one of those starts coming in Coors Field.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Initial scans negative

    Junis (hand) underwent scans that came back negative after leaving Sunday's game against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Junis was hit by a comebacker on his glove hand in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday, but initial test results are encouraging. The right-hander will undergo a CT scan Monday, but it's possible that he avoids a trip to the injured list if he ultimately isn't dealing with structural damage. If he's cleared to make his next start, he projects to start on the road against Minnesota on Sunday.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Exits with trainer

    Junis was removed from Sunday's game against the Rockies in the bottom of the seventh inning after taking a line drive off his left hand, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Junis started Sunday's matchup and allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out six in 6.2 innings. Although he threw the ball to first base after being hit on his glove hand, he appeared to be in considerable pain and was immediately removed from the game. The severity of his injury isn't yet clear, so his status for his next turn through the rotation remains to be seen.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Strikes out seven in quality start

    Junis registered a no-decision during Tuesday's 2-1 win against Arizona, allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

    Junis engaged in an unlikely pitcher's duel with opposing starter Merrill Kelly and appeared to be done in by a Christian Walker solo shot in the fourth inning until Brandon Crawford walked it off in the ninth to erase him from the ledger. The 29-year-old had his best stuff working with 16 swinging strikes on 101 pitches and fell one short of his season high with seven strikeouts. Aside from last week's blip, Junis has held opponents to three runs or fewer in each of his last eight turns and possesses a solid 3.53 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 71.1 innings. He currently lines up for another start this week Sunday in Colorado.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Crushed by Padres

    Junis allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across 2.1 innings Wednesday against the Padres. He did not factor into the decision.

    Junis got through two scoreless innings, but he allowed the first seven batters he faced to reach base in the third frame before being yanked. Despite being in the rotation consistently since the All-Star break, Junis has yet to work more than 4.1 innings in four outings. He's also allowed 10 earned runs across 14.1 innings in that span, inflating his overall ERA to 3.78 across 64.1 frames for the season.

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  • Giants' Jakob Junis: Takes loss in short outing

    Junis (4-3) allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across 3.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Junis surrendered only one run before being pulled, but he labored throughout the start. He allowed multiple baserunners in each of his last three frames and needed 79 pitches to record 14 outs. Junis has failed to complete more than 4.1 innings in any of his three starts since being activated from the injured list July 16. Overall, he has a 3.05 ERA with a 53:14 K:BB across 62 innings for the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, AR
Age: 30
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R