Fernando Rodney RP SEA 6 months ago

Rodney recorded his 48th save of the season on Friday against the Angels, as he gave up one run on two hits in one inning pitched.

The ninth inning was a bit rocky for Rodney as he gave up an infield hit and a double before retiring the last two outs of the game. Rodney leads the Majors in saves and is a longshot for to hit the 50 mark.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 6 months ago

Rodney posted his league-leading 46th save Thursday but not before he allowed a solo home run against the Angels.

At least he protected the lead, which is more than can be said for his last outing in which he walked four to blow the save. Despite his 2.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, Rodney has blown only three saves this season -- only Greg Holland has blown fewer (2) among closers with more than 35 save opportunities.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney walked in the eventual winning run Saturday after walking the bases loaded in the 10th inning of a 2-2 tie.

One of his walks was intentional, but Rodney could not find the plate. He threw 32 strikes, 22 of which were balls. It wasted a dominating start by Felix Hernandez and squandered an opportunity to overtake the A's in the wild card race.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney tied a franchise record Friday with his major-league-leading 45th save, allowing two hits before retiring the side against the A's.

Rodney continues to do it his way. He's blown only three saves this season, but he has a 2.54 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. One more save and he will pass Kaz Sasaski for the franchise record.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney got his 43rd save of the season as he pitched a perfect ninth on Saturday against the Rangers.

Rodney's 43 saves lead the American League, as the veteran has been reliable all season with only three blown saves. The 37-year-old continues to get the job done and he'll battle Kansas City's Greg Holland for the American League saves leader with two weeks left remaining in the season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to earn his 41st save of the season.

He needed just eight pitches to record the final three outs Wednesday. For the season, he's now 41-of-44 in save opportunities, while the outing Wednesday lowered his season ERA to 2.51, as the veteran continues to chug along reliably as the Mariners' closer.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney ran into major trouble Tuesday against the A's, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out two batters in his inning of work before eventually picking up his 40th save of the year.

Although he sometimes walks the tightrope, it's hard to argue with 40 saves, a 2.56 ERA and a 64:23 K:BB ratio in 56.1 innings pitched.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney worked a scoreless ninth inning to record his 38th save of the season Sunday against the Red Sox.

Rodney made the save in his typical fashion. He was able to work around two walks and a hit by striking out the side to finish the game off. As usual, command was a bit of a problem for the veteran closer, throwing just 18 of 34 pitches for a strike, but he has been effective enough to convert 38 of 41 opportunities on the season. His availability for Monday's game seems questionable, however, because of the high pitch count Sunday.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 months ago

Rodney logged a scoreless ninth inning to record his 37th save in the Mariners' 5-3 win over Boston on Friday night.

He worked around a walk but finished off an improbable come-from-behind win after his mates put up five runs in the top of the ninth to erase a 3-0 Boston lead. He can still create some trepidation with his command, but he has been pretty reliable all year.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 8 months ago

Rodney launched the arrow again Wednesday against the Blue Jays, nailing down his 35th save of the season in the Mariners' 2-0 victory.

Rodney gave up one hit and struck out two batters in the scoreless frame, lowering his ERA to 2.31. He's been used in five of the Mariners' last six games, but could still be available for Friday's series opener with the Tigers due to Thursday's open date in the schedule.