Fernando Rodney RP SEA 6 Days
Rodney worked a scoreless ninth inning to record his 38th save of the season Sunday against the Red Sox.
Rodney made the save in his typical fashion. He was able to work around two walks and a hit by striking out the side to finish the game off. As usual, command was a bit of a problem for the veteran closer, throwing just 18 of 34 pitches for a strike, but he has been effective enough to convert 38 of 41 opportunities on the season. His availability for Monday's game seems questionable, however, because of the high pitch count Sunday.
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Rodney logged a scoreless ninth inning to record his 37th save in the Mariners' 5-3 win over Boston on Friday night.
He worked around a walk but finished off an improbable come-from-behind win after his mates put up five runs in the top of the ninth to erase a 3-0 Boston lead. He can still create some trepidation with his command, but he has been pretty reliable all year.
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Rodney launched the arrow again Wednesday against the Blue Jays, nailing down his 35th save of the season in the Mariners' 2-0 victory.
Rodney gave up one hit and struck out two batters in the scoreless frame, lowering his ERA to 2.31. He's been used in five of the Mariners' last six games, but could still be available for Friday's series opener with the Tigers due to Thursday's open date in the schedule.
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Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning, issuing one walk and striking out one batter before securing his 34th save of the year Tuesday.
With a 2.36 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 49.2 innings pitched, Rodney is is proving to be a reliable closer once again this year. After blowing eight games last year for the Rays, Rodney has just three with the Mariners this season.
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Rodney is not available to pitch Monday, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.
Rodney is not hurt, but he has pitched three nights in a row, so he'll rest up Monday. Danny Farquhar would be the likely option to close Monday if the situation arose.
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Rodney pitched a perfect ninth inning Friday against the White Sox to earn his 32nd save of the season.
Only Kansas City's Greg Holland (33) has more saves than Rodney in the American League. It was a good outing by Rodney after he gave up two hits and a run in each of his last two appearances.
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Rodney allowed a run on two hits over his inning of work, but still managed to pick up his 31st save of the season.
Rodney had a three-run cushion to work with, so he didn't need to be perfect. Tommy La Stella doubled to open up the ninth, later scoring on a Justin Upton ground out. Jason Heyward would single with two outs to bring the tying run to the plate, but Rodney buckled down and got Evan Gattis chasing on four pitches to lock things up. He's now tied with Greg Holland for the league lead in saves with 31 � he's blown just three saves all year � and should continue to get plenty of opportunities on a team that struggles to score a ton of runs.
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Fernando Rodney allowed a single, but was able to preserve the Mariners' three-run lead in the ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Indians.
With back-to-back strikeouts to end the ninth inning, Rodney pushed his AL-best save total to 29. Only a handful of closers have been better than the veteran Rodney, who has blown only three saves and has a 2.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 48/17 K/BB ratio.
Fernando Rodney RP SEA 1 Month
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.
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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.