Dale Thayer RP SD 7 Months
Dale Thayer notched his eighth hold in Monday's victory against St. Louis.
Thayer induced Ty Wigginton into a double-play after surrendering a leadoff single to Jon Jay. After walking Pete Kozma, he was yanked for Joe Thatcher, who ended the inning. Thayer holds a 3.15 ERA and 0.90 WHIP over 20 appearances.
Dale Thayer RP SD Aug 27 '12
Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity leave list.
Thayer was away from the Padres over the weekend in order to be present for the birth of his child. He should resume getting save chances for the Padres with Huston Street (calf) still on the disabled list.
Dale Thayer RP SD Aug 24 '12
Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity leave list.
Thayer can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Luke Gregerson could be an option to fill in if there's a save chance while he's away. The Padres called up Josh Spence to replace him on the active roster.
Dale Thayer RP SD Aug 22 '12
Called upon to protect a 5-3 ninth-inning lead, Dale Thayer blew his third save Tuesday against the Padres.
Tonight's outing isn't Thayer's fault; if Bud Black's desire is to continue to play with fire, he's going to get scorched. Rotoworld wouldn't dare stretch that clich to include general manager Josh Byrnes, who would probably prefer, at this point, that his skipper juggles flames with late leads. After all, the Padres, 16 games below .500 entering the day, stand to acquire no worse than the third pick in next year's draft. Conspiracy theories aren't our thing. Pointing out that a 31-year-old journeyman reliever with a 4.43 career ERA shouldn't be protecting leads is. Regardless, until Huston Street returns, Thayer is roughly the 32nd-most valuable reliever in fantasy baseball.
Dale Thayer RP SD Aug 11 '12
Dale Thayer is expected to serve as the Padres' interim closer.
With Huston Street (calf) likely headed to the disabled list, Thayer and Luke Gregerson are being considered for save chances. We'd expect Thayer to assume the role he held when Street was out in earlier this season, but Gregerson could be an option if he struggles.
Dale Thayer RP SD May 30 '12
Dale Thayer took a loss after giving up a homer in a tie game against the Cubs on Wednesday.
One wonders if rust has something to do with Thayer's last two appearances; he was pitching on five days' rest when he gave up five runs on Saturday and three days' rest in giving up two runs today. The Padres haven't been generating save chances, so they haven't been finding work for him. He still figures to get the next save chance they do create.
Dale Thayer RP SD May 26 '12
Dale Thayer was rocked for five runs in one inning Saturday in a non-save situation against the Mets.
Thayer entered Saturday's action with a perfect 10/0 K/BB ratio over 10 scoreless innings this season, but he may have been a little amped up against his former team. The 31-year-old right-hander gave up four hits and a walk, the big blow of which was a grand slam by Mike Nickeas. We still think Thayer will handle save chances with Huston Street (lat) sidelined.
Dale Thayer RP SD May 16 '12
Dale Thayer converted his fourth save in as many chances in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.
He allowed a one-out single to Bobby Abreu but then got a flyout and foulout to end it. Thayer has now thrown eight scoreless innings this season had has yet to walk a batter. He certainly doesn't "wow" you with his stuff, but it's looking like he'll keep the closer gig until Huston Street returns.
Dale Thayer RP SD May 12 '12
Dale Thayer earned his third save in as many chances on Saturday after slamming the door on the Phillies.
As in his previous two outings, it wasn't the smoothest of rides. Jimmy Rollins led off with a single and was sacrificed to second. He eventually stole third but was stranded there as Thayer fanned Hunter Pence to end the game. Though many believe that Andrew Cashner is more talented and better-suited for the ninth-inning role, Thayer seems to have the job locked up. That is, until Huston Street returns from the disabled list.
Dale Thayer RP SD May 09 '12
Despite giving up three hits, Dale Thayer pitched a scoreless ninth against the Rockies on Tuesday for his second save in as many nights.
Marco Scutaro was hit by the ball that would have been a game-tying single. It still went as a hit for Jordan Pacheco, but Scutaro was out on the play, and Thayer was able to bounce back from there and strike out Carlos Gonzalez to end the game. Tonight's save was more luck than anything else, but Thayer might keep getting chances for the Padres until he blows one.