Ryan Madson
RP OAK
18 hours 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
6 days 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.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 week ago

Madson was able to notch his 19th save in Saturday's 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays despite giving up a solo homer over an inning.

EDGE Analysis

The A's closer gave up a solo homer to Justin Smoak to open the ninth, before settling down and retiring Darwin Barney, the pinch-hitting Russell Martin and Ezequiel Carrera. The 35-year-old Madson has now converted two straight save opportunities after two consecutive blown saves, and is 19-for-24 in save chances overall on the season.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 week ago

Madson recorded a perfect inning of work to notch his 18th save of the season Friday versus the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Madson had allowed three runs en route to blowing a pair of saves over his last two appearances, but he retired the side on just eight pitches to cap off Friday's come-from-behind win. Madson still appears to have a strong grasp of the closing duties in Oakland and should be a reliable fantasy reliever moving forward.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Madson allowed a run on two hits to blow his second consecutive save Sunday versus the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Madson entered the game with a one-run lead, but he allowed Carlos Gomez to reach and steal second before Evan Gattis doubled to bring him around. Sunday's outing wasn't as worrisome as Friday's, when Madson pegged a batter and allowed another hit before yielding a three-run home run, but he will head into the All-Star break on a sour note after being a reliable option for much of the first half.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Madson (3-3) allowed three runs on two hits while striking out one over 0.1 innings to take the loss Friday at the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Madson was protecting a two-run lead, and after giving up a single, he then struck out Carlos Correa, but a dropped third strike allowed him to reach base. That set the stage for Luis Valbuena to launch a walk-off three run shot to saddle the Athletics closer with the loss. He now has blown four of his 21 save opportunities, and his ERA ballooned to 3.47 on the year.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Madson secured his 17th save of the season Thursday versus the Astros with a perfect inning of work.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran made quick work of the three hitters he faced, needing just six pitches to retire the side. He has tossed three straight scoreless innings after yielding three runs in the previous outing, and continues to serve as a reliable, if unspectacular fantasy reliever for a lackluster Athletics squad.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Madson threw a scoreless ninth, allowing one hit and one walk, to earn his 16th save.

EDGE Analysis

With Sean Doolittle hitting the DL, Madson became the clear option for a large majority of the A's save opportunities. Madson currently has a solid 2.83 ERA, but after a sparkling April, he has shown a few chinks in the armor recently. Walks have become an issue for Madson, allowing 10 free passes in 22.1 innings since the beginning of May. He has a strong hold on the A's closer job currently, but his recent non-dominant stretch (3.63 ERA since the start of May) merit keeping an eye on.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
4 weeks ago

Madson picked up his 15th save despite allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over two innings in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Oakland scored eight runs combined in the eighth and ninth innings to give Madson a huge cushion to work with. Both runs came on solo home runs as Madson pounded the zone with a four-run lead in the ninth inning. It's usually disconcerting when a closer serves up two long balls in one start, but it seems fairly clear Madson didn't get into save situation mode until after the homers made it a close shave again, and he promptly retired three of the next four hitters.

Ryan Madson
RP OAK
1 month ago

Madson struck out one against the Brewers on Tuesday while recording his 13th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday marked the first clean inning Madson has thrown since June 12, and just the second one this month. Overall, the veteran is doing a fine job for Oakland as he's converted 13 of 16 save chances while also notching two holds this year.