Joakim Soria RP DET 6 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Joakim Soria RP DET 3 weeks ago

Soria picked up his ninth save of the season Wednesday in a 27-pitch ninth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk, and struck out one.

He was certainly less than efficient and only 16 of those pitches were for strikes. But a save is a save and he's 9-for-9 in converting attempts.

Joakim Soria RP DET 4 weeks ago

Soria tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his eighth save of the season.

Thus far, Soria is perfect in save opportunities for the Tigers. He hasn't been overpowering (6:1 K:BB, 9.2 innings), but Soria should have plenty of leash as the closer in Detroit with Joe Nathan out for the season due to a torn UCL.

Joakim Soria RP DET 4 weeks ago

Soria gave up a leadoff home run in the ninth inning Sunday, but settled down and finished the inning without further damage and with his seventh save in hand. He did give up a walk.

He got through because of some excellent defence behind him -- shortstop Jose Iglesias robbed Mike Aviles of a base hit with a spectacular over-the-shoulder snag. Given the strength of the Tigers' offence, Soria will be given plenty of save options and will likely end up as one of the league's most valuable closers.

Joakim Soria RP DET 4 weeks ago

Soria notched his sixth save of the season Saturday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.

With Joe Nathan (elbow) done for the season, Soria is locked in as the Tigers' closer and now has a 1.17 ERA and 5:0 K:BB ratio through 7.2 innings.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 month ago

Soria continued his dominant run as closer, setting down the Yankees in order to earn his fifth save of the year.

Even if Joe Nathan is anointed the closer after returning from his injury, Soria is making it difficult to remove him from his prominent spot in the Tigers' bullpen. He now owns a 1.35 ERA and 0.30 WHIP.

Joakim Soria RP DET 1 month ago

Soria earned the win in relief Friday against the White Sox with a scoreless frame in the top of the ninth inning.

Entering a 1-1 tie, Soria kept the White Sox from scoring in a 10-pitch appearance before Jose Iglesias drove in the winning run during the bottom of the frame. While Soria has pitched well in the absence of Joe Nathan, it's possible that he'll be forced to return to a setup role upon Nathan's return in the coming weeks.