Clay, pitched 59 innings for the Nationals, posting a 5.60 ERA, 4.61 FIP, 22 walks (4.40 BB/9), 34 strikeouts (6.80 K/9), and a.296/.383/.409 batting line against over 45 innings pitched.
Clay was optioned to Triple-A Rochester in early August after four months in the Nationals’ bullpen, and manager Davey Martinez discussed what they were working on as they tried to get Clay back on track after the southpaw was brought back up.
Before he was optioned, left-handed hitters hit .261/.329/.362 against Clay, while right-handed hitters hit .338/.426/.475 against him.
When the Nationals sent Clay to Triple-A, his management made it obvious that he was going down there with a plan and things to work on.
“You haven’t seen the last of Sam,” Martinez said, and he was back in the Nats’ bullpen just a few weeks later.
Clay had a 4.82 ERA, 3.49 FIP, six walks, nine Ks, and a.270/.386/.351 line against in 12 games and 9 13 innings in August and September.
Clay told reporters in early July, after a few months in the majors, that pitching in bigger parks, in front of greater fans, wasn’t much different because he was focusing on each pitch rather than his surroundings.
On April 7th, the Tennessee-born, Georgia-raised, and educated pitcher made his major league debut against the Braves in Atlanta, and he spoke about his journey to the majors after six years in the minors with Minnesota that night.
How Tall Is Sam Clay?
Sam Clay has a height of 1.88 m.