Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 day ago

Rosenthal tossed a scoreless ninth against the Brewers on Friday to earn his seventh save of the season. His availability for Saturday's game is in doubt, however, as he's pitched on three consecutive days.

Jordan Walden has pitched on back-to-back days, but he may be the next in line to handle a save chance if the Cards have one available Saturday against the Brewers. Rosenthal has allowed just one earned run this season, posting a 12:4 K:BB over 8.2 innings while going 7-for-7 in save chances.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 3 days ago

Rosenthal pitched a perfect ninth against the Nationals on Thursday to record his sixth save of the season.

Rosenthal lowered his ERA to 1.17 and is now six-for-six in save situations this year.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 days ago

Rosenthal wasn't used in a save situation Sunday against the Reds because it was predetermined by manager Mike Matheny that Rosenthal would get the night off. Jordan Walden successfully converted the save in Rosenthal's stead.

Rosenthal had pitched five of the last seven games prior to Sunday. Last year his performance declined after being used once four days in a row and five of six, so the Cards are looking to be a little more judicious in using him this year.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 week ago

Rosenthal notched his fourth save of the season Saturday, giving up a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning while striking out one.

While Rosenthal's 1.59 ERA and 12.70 K/9 in his first five appearances look great, last season's control issues haven't gone away, as his 6.35 BB/9 ratio attests. Unless the walks start turning into runs and blown saves though, Rosenthal's spot as the Cards' closer is safe.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 weeks ago

Rosenthal picked up his third save of the season despite giving up a run Wednesday against the Brewers.

Rosenthal gave up a two-out run-scoring hit to Ryan Braun in the ninth but then got Adam Lind to fly out to end the game. Five relievers preceded Rosenthal, who will continue to close out games for the Cardinals.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 weeks ago

Rosenthal was called on to get a five-out save Saturday against the Reds and delivered with ease, striking out two without allowing a baserunner.

Rosenthal hadn't pitched since closing out the Cardinals first game of the season nearly a week prior. It's only two games but considering the situation and the time between appearances it's a very encouraging start for the young closer.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 3 weeks ago

Rosenthal was impressive in his first outing of the regular season, closing out the 3-0 win over the Cubs on Sunday with a perfect ninth, striking out all three batters he faced.

It's a great start to the 2015 campaign for the second year closer as he looks to deliver on the top five potential he has.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal is examining his approach to the closer role this year, including the possibility of pitching exclusively from the stretch, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Rosenthal was more effective from the stretch last year and is looking to improve his results against the first batter he faces in appearances. Letting the first batter reach last year was a big part of some of his struggles during the season.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal was charged with a blown save Tuesday, giving up one earned run on one hit and two walks against the Brewers.

The Cardinals' closer hadn't given up a run since Aug. 25, with Tuesday's appearance ending a streak of seven straight scoreless appearances. It hasn't been a very smooth year for Rosenthal, as this was his sixth blown save and he also has an unsightly 1.41 WHIP. However, the strikeouts (85) and saves (44) have been there for fantasy owners, and if Rosenthal was going to lose his closer job, it would have happened already.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 7 months ago

Rosenthal pitched a perfect ninth inning to nail down his 44th save of the season in the win over Colorado Sunday.

Rosenthal struck out the side on 18 pitches without allowing a baserunner. At just 24, he appears to be joining Craig Kimbrel and Kenley Jansen as the best young closers in baseball.