Fernando SalasRP LAA 6 days ago
Salas pitched a scoreless inning while striking out two to record his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Yankees.
Salas now has four saves to go with five blown saves on the year, and he owns a 4.56 ERA to go with a 1.26 WHIP. He currently owns the highest ERA of his seven-year career.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 2 weeks ago
Salas picked up his third save as he worked around a hit for a scoreless ninth Tuesday against the Mariners.
Salas has been mediocre this season (4.38 ERA, 39:18 K:BB in 51.1 innings), but with Cam Bedrosian and Huston Street both injured, he'll be the Angels go-to man for saves until they're back. Salas has closer experience, as he saved 24 games for St. Louis way back in 2011, but he has just one season with an ERA under 4.00 since then, so he shouldn't be considered a reliable option to close out games.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 1 month ago
Salas has allowed four runs over 7.1 innings pitched during July.
The 31-year-old right-hander had a 2.45 ERA on June 1, but it has now climbed to 4.87. Additionally, he has 10 strikeouts in that span, after posting 22 over April and May. Earlier in the year, he was the closer when Huston Street needed a rest day, but he hasn't been afforded those same opportunities recently.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 2 months ago
Salas has thrown 5.2 innings in the month of June, allowing seven earned runs in that time.
After posting a 2.45 ERA across his first 24 games (25.2 innings) of the season, Salas hit a rough patch in June. His ERA has shot up to 4.02 for the season, but he still has a respectable 1.09 WHIP. Left-handed batters seem to be the main problem for Salas, as they're hitting .278 with a .537 slugging percentage when he's on the mound. Although he's been struggling recently, Salas will likely continue to see regular innings, for just two pitchers in the Angels' bullpen have an ERA below 3.00.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 3 months ago
Salas picked up his second save behind a clean inning with a strikeout in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
Salas and Joe Smith continue to alternate save opportunities. This was a bounceback for Salas, who blew the save Saturday against Seattle as he allowed a run on two hits and only got one out. Even with that rough outing, Salas has solid numbers on the season, as Monday's clean inning lowered his ERA to 2.29 to go with 18 strikeouts in 19.2 innings. Neither Salas nor Smith is likely to keep the closer's role once Huston Street returns from an oblique injury.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 3 months ago
Salas struck out a pair of batters in a perfect ninth inning to record his first save of the season Friday versus the Mariners.
Joe Smith put three men on base while throwing 26 pitches during the eighth inning, opening the door for Salas to come on and close the game out. Smith is 2-for-2 in save opportunities since Huston Street (oblique) went on the DL, but Salas' impressive 1.96 ERA and 0.76 WHIP are far more impressive and could earn him a share of the ninth-inning duties until Street returns.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 4 months ago
Salas struck out two and allowed one hit in 1.2 innings against the Mariners on Friday.
Salas has pitched 10.1 innings this year, posting a 3.48 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP with a total of nine strikeouts. Besides a rough debut to the season, he has only allowed two runs in the previous 9.1 innings, partially due to an extremely low .167 BABIP. Salas earned career-bests in strikeout and walk rates in 2015, but has regressed throughout the early portion of this season. He will especially need to improve upon his 15.4 percent HR/FB rate, which he saw jump to a career-worst 10.8 percent last season.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 7 months ago
Salas and the Angels agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract Thursday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
Salas's deal proves the value of strikeouts, as he has been thoroughly mediocre for the past four years (4.05 ERA in 221 games, three out of four seasons with an ERA of 4.00 or worse). Still, Salas has 217 strikeouts with 209 innings over that span, and that's worth enough to keep him getting paid.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 1 year ago
Salas allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in a loss to the A's on Monday.
Salas has struggled early in 2015, allowing four runs in six appearances, but he has walked just one batter while striking out six over that span. Salas has been relegated to a mop-up role of late, as he has yet to enter a game in 2015 where the Angels have been ahead, with five of six outings coming when the team was trailing by three or more runs.
Fernando SalasRP LAA 2 years ago
Salas and the Angels avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.37 million deal Friday, Los Angeles Times writer Dylan Hernandez reports.
Brought over from St. Louis as part of the David Freese trade from last year, Salas had a fine season in the Angels' bullpen, allowing 50 hits while posting 61 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in just under 59 innings. He should again establish a presence in the middle innings for the Angels in 2015.