Fernando Rodney RP SEA 8 Days

Fernando Rodney blew his third save of the season, allowing two runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Angels walked off winners on Sunday.

Manager Lloyd McClendon brought Rodney in to get the final two outs of the eighth inning. Rodney retired both hitters he faced. But the ninth started with Mike Trout, who walked, and it only got worse from there. Albert Pujols drove in Trout with a double, Josh Hamilton singled, and Howie Kendrick was intentionally walked to load the bases. Rodney appeared to be on his way out of the jam, getting David Freese to ground into a double play. After intentionally walking Efren Navarro, Rodney allowed a walk-off single to center to Grant Green. Rodney is now 27-for-30 in save chances with a 2.33 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 44/16 K/BB ratio.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 16 Days

Fernando Rodney has been added to the American League All-Star roster.

Rodney is replacing Rays ace David Price, who opted out because he will be starting Sunday versus the Blue Jays. Rodney leads the American League with 27 saves and holds a 1.98 ERA on the season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 23 Days

Fernando Rodney slammed the door on the White Sox in the 14th inning on Saturday, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run victory.

Rodney collected his 25th save of the season for his efforts. After a rough first month of the season, he has really settled in as the Mariners closer, compiling a 2.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 39/11 K/BB ratio over 34 innings while making good on 25 of his 27 save opportunities.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 29 Days

Fernando Rodney slammed the door on the Indians on Sunday, working a perfect ninth inning to protect a three-run advantage and earn his 23rd save of the season.

He also preserved a victory for Felix Hernandez who hurled eight shutout innings on the afternoon. After struggling through the first month of the season, Rodney has been exceptional in the ninth inning for the Mariners, and now sports a 2.23 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37/11 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings on the season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 Month

Fernando Rodney threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 21st save of the year Sunday against the Royals.

Rodney ceded a two-out single to Mike Moustakas to make things slightly more interesting, but he struck out Pedro Ciriaco to end the game. His 21 saves are most in the American League, and he owns a 2.08 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through 30 1/3 innings. There will likely be plenty more arrows fired in Seattle before the season is through.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 Month

Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth on Friday.

Seattle put up two runs in the top of the ninth and handed the 7-5 lead to Rodney. He gave up a pair of singles, but worked his way out of trouble to earn his 19th save of the year. While Rodney might occasionally get into trouble with his 1.27 WHIP, he's only blown two saves on the year.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Fernando Rodney collected his 18th save of the season Monday in the Mariners' win over the Rays.

Rodney retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning against his former team. He is quietly putting together an outstanding first half, now with a 2.19 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Fernando Rodney nailed down his 16th save of the season with a perfect inning in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

Freddie Freeman flew out to the warning track to start the ninth, but Rodney induced a weak grounder from Justin Upton and then struck out Evan Gattis to end it. The Mariners' closer has converted 16-of-18 save chances so far this season while posting a 2.38 ERA and 28/10 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 frames.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Fernando Rodney recorded his 13th -- and easiest -- save of the year by recording the final out of Wednesday's win against the Angels.

Felix Hernandez recorded the first 26 outs, but the 27th proved elusive and Lloyd McClendon didn't want to take any chances. He called upon Rodney, who three pitches later coaxed a David Freese line out to short. The 37-year-old Rodney is a solid 13-for-15 in save opportunities with a nice 2.75 ERA, but he's been reliably unreliable once again in posting a 1.53 WHIP. He's only given up two base runners over his last four appearances, to be fair.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Fernando Rodney held the Astros without a base runner over a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Mariners' 3-1 victory on Thursday.

It's nice to see Rodney work a stress free 1-2-3 frame after watching him work out of so many jams already this season. He's giving up too many base runners -- as his 1.58 WHIP attests -- though the veteran closer hasn't necessarily disappointed in going 12-for-14 in save conversions with a 2.95 ERA and 23/9 K/BB rate over 18 1/3 innings.