2 Days Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek took his fourth loss after giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Reds on Thursday.
Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth with the Marlins down 2-1 and then was asked to stay in to pitch the 10th after the Marlins tied it. It's the second time this year he's been asked to get more than three outs, and both times he's taken losses. Cishek had been pitching better of late, so he should be safe in the closer's role. He's 5-for-6 in his save chances this year, blowing only his first opportunity on April 7.
8 Days Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek struck out two in a perfect ninth for his fifth save Friday against the Dodgers.
The first strikeout came on a pitch that should have been called ball four, but Cishek will take it. His save tonight came with two men warming in the pen behind him. It's just the second time he's pitched this month, as the Marlins have tried to limit him to save situations.
23 Days Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek took his third loss after allowing a solo homer in a tie game Thursday against the Marlins.
Cishek has converted his last two save chances after blowing his first, but this makes five appearances in 10 outings in which he's allowed runs. We're not overly concerned; tonight's homer was the first he's allowed and he has a nice 11/3 K/BB ratio in 10 innings. Still, as the closer for the Marlins, he's only going to get so many chances to earn saves and record wins.
25 Days Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek earned his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday.
Cishek walked Joe Mauer but went through the rest of the Twins' top of the order to secure the victory. The 26-year-old closer has had only three save chances on the year, a trend that's likely to continue given the strength of the Marlins' roster. Still, if and when save opportunities do present themselves Cishek will be the one getting the call and, more often than not, he should get the job done.
29 Days Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek worked a scoreless inning against the Reds on Friday, preserving a 2-1 lead and recording his first save of the young season.
Cishek allowed a leadoff single to Zack Cozart, but calmly retired the next three hitters in order to end the proceedings. His save chances may be limited pitching for a poor Miami squad, but Cishek has certainly proven himself to be a capable closer.
1 Month Miami Marlins
Steve Cishek blew his first save chance of the season Sunday, allowing a walk-off, two-run single to Marlon Byrd in a loss to the Mets.
Cishek got Lucas Duda to fly out to start the frame, but he then hit a batter and allowed two straight singles to blow it. The Marlins don't have many other options in their bullpen, but that's now two straight poor outings for Cishek. He can't afford many more.
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