Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 months ago

Madson allowed two runs on a walk-single to Jonathan Lucroy to blow the save in the A's 7-6 loss in Texas on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

Madson allowed a one-out double to Carlos Beltran and walked Adrian Beltre to get into the jam. After getting a big strikeout of Rougned Odor for the second out, Lucroy hit a first pitch fastball right down the middle to end the game. The blown save was Madson's seventh blown save of the season, but he had converted nine in a row since his last blown save in late July.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 months ago

Madson struck out two and picked up his 28th save in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Madson was shaky for much of the year, but has been stellar in his past 12 outings. Dating back to July 27, Madson owns a 12:1 K:BB with seven saves in as many chances and a 0.66 ERA over 13.2 innings.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 months ago

Madson (5-4) pitched a perfect inning to earn the victory Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Madson has not allowed an earned run since July 27, and he's lowered his ERA to 3.07 on the year. Despite his recent success, this is the first time in four seasons that he's had an ERA above 2.55.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 months ago

Madson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to record his 27th save of the year Sunday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Madson hasn't allowed a run in nine August outings to lower his ERA from 3.89 to 3.13. Despite posting solid numbers, his ERA is over a full run higher than it was with the Royals in 2015, but he only needs five more saves the rest of the year to match his career high.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 months ago

Madson threw a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Mariners to earn his 25th save.

EDGE Analysis

Madson's struggled through much of July, but has now put together four consecutive scoreless outing to start August. Madson was impressive on Friday, tossing a perfect inning against the middle of the Mariners lineup. Barring another month like July (6.55 ERA over 11 innings), Madson looks to be on fairly solid ground as the A's closer down the stretch.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 months ago

Madson allowed a walk and a hit but still threw a scoreless ninth to pick up his 24th save in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Madson has converted seven of eight saves since blowing consecutive saves July 8 and July 10 against the Astros with a nifty 8:2 K:BB in that span. Still, his 7.4 K/9 is among the worst in the closer's ranks, as is his 3.59 ERA, and he remains one of the least reliable closers in the major leagues.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 months ago

Madson recorded his 23rd save and struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Madson still has just 38 strikeouts in 46.2 innings, a 7.3 K/9 that ranks him 116th among 152 qualified relievers. His lack of missed bats has made him susceptible to the home run (1.4 HR/9) and has limited him to a 3.66 ERA.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 months ago

Madson (3-4) allowed a two-run homer to Adrian Beltre to blow his sixth save in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Madson has now blown three saves in July and is just 21-for-27 in save chances this season. The home run allowed was his seventh of the season, tying his highest mark since moving to the bullpen full-time in 2007. His 3.77 ERA would be his worst mark in that span, and at this point we have to wonder just how long his leash is.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 months ago

Madson struck out a pair in a clean ninth inning to earn his 21st save of the season Sunday versus the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Madson hadn't pitched in a save situation in a week, but he retired the side with relative ease Sunday, needing just 13 pitches (nine strikes) to put away a one-run game. Madson recently went through a rough patch where he blew two consecutive saves and allowed five runs over four innings, but he seems to have moved past that and should maintain his grasp on the closer's role in Oakland.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
5 months ago

Madson picked up his 20th save as he worked around a hit for a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Madson has recovered from consecutive blown saves July 8 and July 10 against Houston to record four straight saves since, but he hasn't made it easy, serving up four hits and two runs over that stretch. With a 3.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, Madson is one of the game's shakiest closers, but he continues to get the save opportunities for Oakland.