Adam Ottavino
RP COL
15 hours ago

Ottavino nailed down his seventh save of the season, striking out two batters during the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander threw 18 pitches, 12 of which for strikes. In between the two strikeouts, Ottavino induced a groundout. He has a 2.42 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 26.0 innings and is now 7-for-12 in save opportunities.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
6 days ago

Ottavino blew the save in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, allowing a game-tying homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

EDGE Analysis

Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead, Ottavino struck out the first two batters he faced. He then fell behind 2-0 to Corey Seager, who swatted his next pitch over the right field wall for a game-tying homer, chasing Ottavino from the game. The blown save was the fifth of the year for Ottavino, who had not allowed an earned run in six September appearances prior to Sunday. He's still entrenched as Colorado's closer with a 2.55 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 weeks ago

Ottavino pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Padres, allowing a hit while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino had little trouble protecting Colorado's three-run lead, allowing a two-out single to Adam Rosales before striking out Luis Sardinas to end the game. The 30-year-old has not allowed an earned run in six September appearances, lowering his ERA to 2.25.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 weeks ago

Ottavino earned the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Padres. He walked one and struck out one without allowing a run.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino pitched a scoreless 10th inning to preserve Colorado's extra-inning victory, recovering from a leadoff walk to retire the next three batters in order. After initially struggling when he took over closing duties in late August, Ottavino has yet to allow an earned run in four September appearances. He's now converted consecutive save opportunities for the first time this season and appears to have a stable hold on the closer job.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino gave up five runs on three hits and two walks in the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Thursday, blowing the save and taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

He totally unraveled in this one, ultimately allowing a grand slam to rookie Andrew Toles, the finishing touch on an utter implosion that turned an 8-5 lead into a 10-8 loss. Ottavino's now blown two saves in his last three appearances, but he has little competition for the ninth inning in Colorado.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
1 month ago

Ottavino struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to notch his second save of the season in a win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It's been over two weeks since Ottavino recorded his first save and it comes on the heels of him blowing an opportunity Saturday in the Rockies' 9-4 extra-inning win. The team seems committed to him as their closer for the remainder of the year, but save chances could remain hard to come by given the team's tendency to either win or lose big.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

Ottavino struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Thursday en route to his first save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

After striking out Robinson Chirinos swinging, Ottavino got Shin Soo Choo and Ian Desmond looking to earn his first save since Apr. 24 of last year. Ottavino has now turned in 17 consecutive scoreless appearances since his return from Tommy John surgery, although his velocity is down well below where it was before the procedure. Regardless, Ottavino is back in the closer role for the Rockies after Carlos Estevez pitched his way out of the ninth inning.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
2 months ago

Ottavino will take over as the Rockies' closer, per manager Walt Weiss, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Weiss announced Tuesday that the team will move away from Carlos Estevez, who blew his second consecutive save Monday night in a loss to the Rangers. Ottavino will take over for the time being, as he's yet to allow a run, while scattering four hits, across 11.2 innings for the Rockies this season. Over that span, Ottavino has struck out 12 and walked only three.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 months ago

Ottavino (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports

EDGE Analysis

There were reports that Ottavino could return before the All-Star break, as he had progressed to throwing on back-to-back days while on a rehab assignment, and he is indeed back almost 14 months to the day after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Ottavino was in the closing mix for Colorado when he went down with the injury, but manager Walt Weiss seems content with Carlos Estevez in the ninth and Jake McGee as the primary setup option for now. Ottavino may be eased back in with work in the middle innings.

Adam Ottavino
RP COL
3 months ago

Ottavino (elbow) traveled with the Rockies to San Francisco on Monday and could return to the bullpen before the All-Star break, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ottavino was initially expected to use the full 30 days allowed for rehab assignments, but after throwing in back-to-back games over the weekend, the right-hander may be able to make his debut following last year's Tommy John surgery slightly ahead of schedule. The Rockies naturally won't want to rush him considering the severity of his injury, but manager Walt Weiss did acknowledge that the early return is possible since his rehab assignment went so well. Colorado does have room for Ottavino on the 40-man roster after Yohan Flande was designated for assignment Saturday, meaning the Rockies would only need to option someone to Triple-A to make room for the 30-year-old reliever. Either way, it seems that Ottavino's long journey back to baseball will reach its conclusion very soon as long as no complications arise in the meantime.