Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 3 days ago

Rosenthal will miss the Cardinals' three-game weekend series in San Francisco and instead return to St. Louis to witness the birth of his second daughter, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal will not pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game after feeling some minor soreness during Monday's throwing session, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

It doesn't sound like anything that will threaten his availability for the start of the second half, but Rosenthal has been quite busy for a third straight season, once again on pace to top 70 appearances and 70 innings. If he need some time off when the Cardinals come out of the All-Star break, Kevin Siegrist will likely handle the ninth-inning work.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal got rocked on Sunday, giving up three earned runs in 0.2 innings and picking up his second blown save of the season while also picking up the loss.

After a June that saw him not give up an earned run, July has not been as kind to Rosenthal, who has given up five earned runs in seven innings this month. He still holds strong numbers, despite the setback and after the All-Star break will look to regain his form.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal struck out two in a perfect ninth Thursday against the Pirates to pick up his 26th save of the season.

Rosenthal is now 26-for-27 in save chances this year and boasts an impressive 0.67 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 45:13 K:BB ratio in 40.1 innings.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth to pick up the save Wednesday against the Cubs.

Rosenthal picked up his 25th save in 26 chances and now has a 0.69 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 43:13 K:BB ratio in 39.1 innings this season. The 25-year-old righty trails only Mark Melancon for most saves in the NL.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal has appeared on three straight days, throwing 61 total pitches over that span.

Rosenthal hasn't pitched on four straight days all season long, so it's possible he may be unavailable Sunday against the Padres. Although nothing has been made official, manager Mike Matheny could turn to Seth Maness or Kevin Siegrist if a save situation arises.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal entered a tie game in the ninth against San Diego Friday, striking out the side, but taking the loss after giving up a one-out triple immediately followed by a single.

Rosenthal has still been fantastic all season and his grip on the closer's role for the Cardinals is as strong as it's ever been. Nearing the halfway point of the season, Rosenthal holds a sparkling 0.72 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, racking up 23 saves with 42 strikeouts in 37.1 innings pitched.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal struck out two while working around a pair of hits in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 23rd save of the season Sunday against the Cubs.

The 25-year-old has simply been lights out this season, as he has blown just one save and has a microscopic 0.52 ERA through 34.1 innings. Rosenthal's 9.48 K/9 this season is a step down from the 11.8 he posted through his first three major league seasons, but fantasy owners have little to complain about at the moment.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal tossed a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation against the Phillies on Saturday night.

The outing was his first in a full week, as forearm tightness limited his availability Monday and Tuesday before the Cards failed to generate a save opportunity on three consecutive days. Rosenthal continues to chug along with impressive numbers, boasting an 0.57 ERA and 0.96 WHIP after Saturday's outing. It remains to be seen if he'll have any workload restrictions in the near future, but Kevin Siegrist is seemingly the next in line for saves in the St. Louis bullpen with Jordan Walden on the shelf.

Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 2 months ago

Rosenthal (arm) did not pitch Wednesday or Thursday, but was reportedly available for duty on both days if needed after being cleared to return Wednesday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Kevin Siegrist started the eighth inning Thursday with a one-run lead, which suggests that Rosenthal would have worked the bottom of the ninth if the Cardinals had retained their lead. It's still worth keeping a close eye on Rosenthal's workload in the coming weeks, as the Cards may back off him if he's used on a consecutive days.