Fernando Rodney RP SEA 6 days ago

Rodney pitched a perfect ninth inning Saturday with one strikeout for his third save of the season.

Rodney had a couple of rough outings, including a blown save, but he had no such problems Saturday. Considering his penchant for putting runners on, Rodney was fortunate to only blow three saves last year. He probably won't be as fortunate this year, but he'll still be a dependable fantasy closer.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 weeks ago

Rodney blew a save Tuesday night, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while recording just one out against the Dodgers.

Called upon to protect to a one-run lead, Rodney gave up back-to-back singles to Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins to put men on first and third with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. It looked like Rodney may actually get out of the jam, as Carl Crawford grounded to third and the Mariners got Turner on a force play at home plate, but Rodney then walked Adrian Gonzalez and gave up another single to Howie Kendrick to blow his first save of the year. Rodney has now given up six runs in his last two appearances. Those chasing saves may want to give Danny Farquhar some thought as a speculative add.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 weeks ago

Rodney will not be available if a save situation should arise during Monday's game against the Dodgers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Rodney has tossed an inning in each of the previous two days, the last of which was a laboring, 25-pitch effort in which he was tacked for four runs on four hits and two walks. With manager Lloyd McClendon also deeming Danny Farquhar and Yoervis Medina unavailable, closing duties for the night could fall to Charlie Furbush, who likely tops the Mariners' small list of fresh relief arms.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Rodney recorded his first save of the year Monday in a season-opening win against the Angels.

True to form, Rodney issued a lead-off walk but then got two groundball outs, ending the game on a double play. Rodney should have plenty of save chances again this year, but his ERA and WHIP won't do owners any favors.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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.