Ryan Madson
RP OAK
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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 months 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.