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Monday BP: Walk in the park with Dominic Leone

Hello San Francisco Giants fans. I hope those of you who get today off are enjoying your long weekend, and that the Giants help make today a good day for you. And I hope that if you’re participating in grilling today, that your food is delicious and your beer is plentiful (and cold). And I hope that if you’re embarking in any fireworks-related activities, that they are beautiful and you are safe.
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Giants' Dominic Leone: Nabs hold Tuesday

Leone allowed two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning to pick up a hold in Tuesday's 12-10 win over Atlanta. Leone has emerged as more of a high-leverage option in June, recording five of his nine holds this season in his nine appearances this month. In that span, he's given up one run on nine hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 8.2 innings. For the season, the veteran right-hander owns a steady 2.36 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and 29:5 K:BB in 26.2 innings. He's added a save, a blown save and a 3-0 record, though he's likely to be fourth at best in the bullpen hierarchy behind Camilo Doval, Jake McGee and Tyler Rogers.
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Giants' Dominic Leone: Snags win Sunday

Leone (2-0) allowed a run on one hit and a walk with one strikeout in one inning, earning the win Sunday versus the Cardinals. Leone allowed the game-tying run in the top of the sixth inning on a Harrison Bader groundout. The Giants then retook the lead in their half of the frame with a Mike Yastrzemski solo home run. This was Leone's third run allowed in his last four outings, though one of those runs was unearned. The right-hander has a 3.00 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 11:2 K:BB, one save and two holds through nine innings this season. He's allowing a lot of hits early in the season, but he hasn't often been punished for those mistakes.
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Brandon Belt, Dominic Leone back from COVID list

Trying to break their first five-game losing streak since 2020, the Giants are becoming whole again. Reliever Dominic Leone rode his scooter into the Giants’ clubhouse and began a long sequence of daps and hugs with his teammates. Both he and first baseman Brandon Belt are back with the team after testing positive for COVID-19. Belt in particular could provide a major boost to an offense that’s scored five runs in its past four games.
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Giants' Dominic Leone: Reinstated from injured list

Leone (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Leone tested positive for COVID-19 in late April and spent just over a week away from the team. However, he'll be available out of the bullpen for Saturday's matchup against the Cardinals. The right-hander has recorded a save and two holds with a 2.57 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in seven innings over his first nine relief appearances in 2022.
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San Francisco Giants place Brandon Belt, Dominic Leone on COVID-19 list

The Giants announced a series of roster moves before Friday’s matchup with the Nationals. First baseman Brandon Belt and reliever Dominic Leone have each tested positive for COVID-19 and were placed on the injured list. Outfielders Jason Krizan and Ka’ai Tom and reliever Mauricio Llovera have each been selected onto the major league roster. Additionally, San Francisco released recently-claimed southpaw Darien Núñez.
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Giants' Dominic Leone: Earns win in relief

Leone (1-0) earned the win in relief Saturday against the Guardians after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out one. Leone has now tossed three straight scoreless outings, allowing one hit and striking out five with no walks during that span. He already has one win, one hold and one save through four outings, and while he might not be a primary candidate for save situations, he should be in line for high-leverage work -- especially if he can continue pitching like this going forward.
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Giants' Dominic Leone: Earns first save of season

Leone struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Marlins. Leone was credited with a hold in Friday's season opener despite allowing a run in one-third of an inning, but he picked up the save with a much cleaner outing in Sunday's series finale. His usage in the save situation was surprising, since Jake McGee, Camilo Doval and Tyler Rogers figure to be the top candidates for ninth-inning work this year. McGee and Doval both pitched in the first two games of the season, so they were likely unavailable Sunday. Although McGee, Doval and Rogers should see the bulk of the save chances this year, it's encouraging to see that Leone has the trust of manager Gabe Kapler when needed in high-leverage situations.
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