Fernando Rodney RP SEA 13 hours ago

Rodney gave up a run on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Friday against Cleveland, but still got his 14th save.

Maybe he really does relish pitching with one-run leads -- or maybe he's just so far over the hill that he's rolling down the other side. We know this: There are few other relievers in all of baseball who can get away with the kind of performance Rodney's offering right now.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 4 days ago

Rodney gave up three runs on three hits in the ninth inning of a win over Tampa Bay.

One night after logging his 13th save of the season, Rodney pitched an awful ninth inning on Tuesday to blow the save chance. He ultimately ended up earning the win after the Mariners scored in the tenth inning to win the game. Rodney has an ugly ERA at 6.98 and it will be interesting to see if he continues to close moving forward.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 5 days ago

Rodney logged his 13th save of the season Monday night, allowing just one hit in a scoreless ninth inning as the Mariners defeated Tampa Bay 4-1.

He is very prone to making things agonizingly interesting as demonstrated by his 5.89 ERA, but when it is time to get down to business, he puts it in gear and gets it done - he has successfully converted 13 of 14 save opportunities this year. Rodney fantasy owners, and the Mariners, are probably used to his hair-raising antics, but they tolerate it as long as he can shoot that arrow into the air when its all over.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 days ago

Rodney picked up his 12th save of the season Saturday, working a rare perfect inning and striking out two.

He'd been scored upon in four straight appearances, and five of six, heading into Saturday, so a clean outing from Rodney comes as a relief to those with shares in the Mariners' volatile closer. He's walked this tightrope before and held onto his spot, but with Carson Smith looking sharp as his main set-up man, Rodney's job security seems very shaky.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 week ago

Rodney collected his 10th save of the year Wednesday against Baltimore despite giving up three hits and a run.

He did manage two strikeouts, but this is now four times in five outings that Rodney has given up a run. He's 10-for-11 on save chances, but that won't last long if he keeps pitching this way.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 weeks ago

Rodney (1-2) gave up a walk, a hit, and a run in one inning to pick up the loss against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Rodney entered the game in a non-save situation, with the game tied at one run apiece. He gave up a leadoff double to Brock Holt, who scored on Mookie Betts' sac fly after Xander Bogaerts sacrificed Holt to third. Rodney has raised his ERA to 5.65, but he'll continue to serve his role as the Mariners closer, as he is 9-for-10 in save opportunities this season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Rodney gave up a ninth-inning home run to Stephen Vogt on Sunday, but was still able to pick up his ninth save of the season, striking out one during his inning of work.

The bumpy ride continues for Rodney, who now sports a hefty 5.40 ERA this season. He has given up a run in each of his last two save opportunities, but has gotten the job done nonetheless. He had been much better of late though, and still appears to have a firm grip on the closer's role in Seattle.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 4 weeks ago

Rodney picked up his eighth save of the season, but gave up another earned run off a home run.

Rodney has had save opportunities this season, but his numbers are dreadful, posting an ERA of 5.56, a WHIP of 1.68 and a FIP of 4.26. Still, he's 8-for-9 in save situations this season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 month ago

Rodney is unlikely to pitch in Thursday's game against the Astros, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Rodney has pitched each of the last four days, picking up three saves and five strikeouts over four scoreless innings. He's already put in a full week's worth of work for owners, but he may get to pad his numbers Saturday and/or Sunday. It would be shocking if the Mariners used him for a fifth straight day Friday night. Should a save opportunity arise, the M's will likely turn to Danny Farquhar or Carson Smith.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 month ago

Rodney struck out one and pitched a perfect ninth Wednesday against the Rangers for his seventh save of the season.

Rodney is now seven-for-eight in save opportunities. He saved all three games as the Mariners swept the series against the Rangers for their first three-game winning streak this season. Rodney has pitched in four straight games, and manager Lloyd McClendon has implied that the Mariners will try to stay away from him to allow him to rest and recover.