Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 week ago

Rosenthal (hamstring) pitched one-third of an inning in Friday's loss to the Marlins and allowed an earned run while giving up one hit and posting a 1:1 K:BB.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal recovered from his hamstring injury during the All-Star break and was able to get back on the mound Friday, but he allowed an earned run for the third time in five outings, and saw his WHIP rise to 2.04. He has not been given a ninth-inning save opportunity since June 24, and with the way he is pitching lately, it seems unlikely he will see one anytime soon.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 weeks ago

Rosenthal (hamstring) won't have to spend time on the DL, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal's MRI revealed that there was no tear in his hamstring and that he'd only experienced discomfort. Team management reported that Rosenthal shouldn't miss any further playing time and that there are no concerns about the overall health of his hamstring. However, while Rosenthal is healthy, he's been seeing fewer save opportunities, as the Cardinals have opted to use Seung Hwan Oh as their closer in recent outings.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 weeks ago

Rosenthal (hamstring) left the team to get an MRI on Saturday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal, who left Friday's game against the Brewers with hamstring spasms, will get an MRI to diagnose the problem. He'll likely miss two to three games as the MRI is conducted and he nurses the injury. The 26-year-old reliever has given up earned runs in six of his last 14 appearances, compiling a 9.90 ERA and 2.80 WHIP during that time.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 weeks ago

Rosenthal left Friday's game with hamstring spasms, ESPN's Mark Saxon reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is not scheduled for an MRI, but the trainers won't know the severity of the spasms until Saturday. Rosenthal has allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings since being removed from the closer's role in late June.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 month ago

Manager Mike Matheny informed Rosenthal on Saturday that he will be removed from the closer role, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matheny stuck by Rosenthal through the highs and lows for nearly two and a half years, but after another blown save Friday, the team decided it was time to make a change. Rosenthal gave up three runs on two hits and a walk while failing to record an out against Seattle, the second time in four appearances he failed to retire a batter. Seung Hwan Oh appears primed to take over in the ninth inning but lefty Kevin Siegrist could always vulture some saves.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 month ago

For the second straight night, Rosenthal picked up a stressful save, his 14th of the year, against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

After a shaky performance on Monday, Rosenthal gave up a one-out single to Addison Russell and walked Javier Baez with two outs before pinch-hitter Matt Szczur grounded into a force play to end the game. It would be an understatement to say that Rosenthal has been a bit off as of late. Over his last six appearances, the closer has given up 10 hits and four walks in four innings. However, he's still 14-for-16 in save chances this year, and owners shouldn't fret too much about his recent slump.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 month ago

Rosenthal gave up two hits but still picked up his 13th save with a scoreless ninth Monday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

After giving up four runs on five hits and recording just one out over his past two outings, Rosenthal desperately needed a scoreless inning. Still, Rosenthal was shaky, and has now allowed a whopping 44 baserunners in just 23 innings to go with his 4.70 ERA. Seung Hwan Oh recorded his 13th hold Monday and has a 1.70 ERA and is gunning for Rosenthal's job should he slip again.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 month ago

Rosenthal (2-2) gave up two runs on two hits and a hit batsman without retiring a hitter to blow his third save of the year and take the loss Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal was protecting a one-run lead, and left the bases loaded before being removed for Kevin Siegrist, who allowed two of Rosenthal's runners to score. He's been absolutely brutal this month, as he's now allowed eight runs in five innings over eight appearances, raising his ERA to 4.91 to go with a 1.91 WHIP for the season.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
1 month ago

Rosenthal bounced back, recording two outs in the ninth to nail down his 12th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The flamethrower has blown just five saves since the start of last year, and four of them have come against the Pirates. The last one came Friday night when he allowed a run on two hits during the ninth. But Saturday, with the tying run on deck, Matheny turned to his closer, and he induced a ground out and strikeout to end the game. Rosenthal is 12-for-14 in save opportunities with a 3.32 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 21.2 innings this season.

Trevor Rosenthal
RP STL
2 months ago

Rosenthal polished off the Reds in order Thursday for his 11th save.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight appearance and third out of four, the Cardinals' closer failed to record a strikeout, but hey, when you've got 30 whiffs in 20 innings, that's forgivable. Perhaps more importantly, since his three-walk, zero-out June 3 disaster, Rosenthal hasn't issued a base on balls in three consecutive appearances.