Joakim Soria RP DET 13 hours ago

Soria shut the door on Toronto, allowing one hit and striking out two in the ninth inning of an 8-6 Detroit win Friday night.

He now has 18 saves to go with a 2.48 ERA and appears to be back on track after a short stretch of trouble in the middle of June. The always feisty Blue Jays' hitters exploded for six runs in the eighth inning to cut deeply into an 8-0 Detroit lead so his performance was very welcome.

Joakim Soria RP DET 5 days ago

Soria, who had struggled through the middle of June with a bloated ERA, seems to have righted the ship over his last three outings. In his last three appearances (3.0 innings), he has allowed just three hits and struck out three, and has recorded one win and one save.

It's a stark contrast to the period between June 5 and 22 when he allowed six runs, nine hits (including five home runs) and struck out just two in 5.1 innings of work. He had one save and one blown save in that period. It's been a bad June overall for the entire Tigers' bullpen -- it has a 5.27 ERA and 1.650 WHIP this month -- so this turn for the better may start to stabilize the entire group.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 week ago

Soria pitched around a pair of hits, striking out one to close out the Tigers' 5-4 win over the White Sox on Friday night.

He is now 17-for-19 in save opportunities while allowing less than a baserunner per inning and posting a 2.73 ERA. Those are more than respectable numbers, however he has also allowed seven home runs, albeit most of those have come in non-save situations, so there is some reason for concern.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 weeks ago

Soria, who has been a dependable closer for the Tigers this season, has given up a home run in four straight games and five in his last six outings.

Three of those five have come in non-save situations, but it's still somewhat troubling. He has already allowed seven taters in 27.2 innings, which matches his career mark set in 60.1 innings in 2011. That 2011 season just happens to be the worst of his major-league career. Don't panic yet, but this does bear watching.

Joakim Soria RP DET 3 weeks ago

Soria got roughed up Sunday, allowing a run and three hits in two-thirds of an inning against Cleveland. He allowed a home run, a hard-hit ball and a bloop hit.

He chalked it up to being 'just one of those games' when he spoke to reporters after the game. It wasn't a save situation, though -- Detroit had a commanding lead, so it was just an opportunity to get some work in. He remains 16-for-16 in save situations.

Joakim Soria RP DET 4 weeks ago

Soria pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the White Sox to earn his 16th save of the season.

The 31-year-old has been great since taking over as the team's closer earlier this season, posting a 1.46 ERA while converting 16 of his 18 save opportunities. Soria is one of the most reliable and experienced closer's in the game and fantasy owners will only hope that he is able to improve on his current 7.09 K/9.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 months ago

Soria allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning Saturday to earn his 12th save of the season.

He continues to put up exceptional numbers as the Tigers' closer, and Soria now has a 1.06 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 15:3 K:BB ratio in 17 innings on the season.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 months ago

Soria picked up his second win of the season in Friday's 6-5 win over Kansas City. He allowed one hit in 1.0 innings of work.

Once again, his pitch count was remarkably low -- he fired eight pitches, six of which were strikes. He's now 2-0 with 11 saves in 13.0 IP. He has only given up six hits in those innings and sports an 11:2 K/BB rate.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 months ago

Soria was flat-out dominant Thursday in a win over the White Sox. He faced four batters and struck them all out to earn his 11th save of the season.

He only needed 16 pitches and 14 of those happened to be strikes. He's now a perfect 11-for-11 in save opportunities.

Joakim Soria RP DET 2 months ago

Soria tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to earn save number 10 on the year.

Soria is now a perfect 10-for-10 on save opportunities this season and he's been a big part of why the Tigers are off to such a hot start. He's punched out seven batters over 11.2 innings pitched while walking just two. He'll remain a top ninth inning option moving forward.