Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Cishek struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to earn the save against Philadelphia.

Cishek retired the side on 13 pitches, recording his 39th save in 43 chances. He had some rough patches in the middle of the season, but it's been a success overall, and he's got a shot at save No. 40 over the weekend.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Cishek allowed a pair of hits but escaped with his 38th save of the season Tuesday against the Phillies.

The Marlins closer has had a dominant final month, tossing eight scoreless innings in September while converting 7-of-7 save opportunities. It's been an up-and-down ride for Cishek after he posted an ERA over 4.00 in June, July and August before snapping back into form in September. All told, Cishek holds a solid 3.22 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 82 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched while converting 38 saves in 42 chances this season.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Cishek earned his 36th save of the season Monday against the Mets as he recorded one strikeout in on perfect inning.

Cishek has recorded a save in each of his last four appearances and has a chance at 40 saves in a season for the first time in his career despite the Marlins having a losing record overall.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Cishek allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Sunday against the Phillies before ultimately striking out the side to earn his 35th save of the season.

Cishek has now converted 35-of-39 save opportunities on the year while posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.26 WHIP and racking up 79 strikeouts in 61.1 innings pitched. Cishek has actually had a down year by his standards after posting three straight seasons with an ERA below 2.70, but has remained effective thanks to a career-best 30.3 k%.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Cishek locked up his 34th save of the year Tuesday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out one in his inning of work.

Cishek has not allowed an earned run in his last six appearances and has settled back into a grove after a bumpy month of August. He now has a 3.43 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 76:20 K:BB in 60.1 innings.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Cishek racked up his 32nd save of the season Monday, striking out two Mets during a perfect ninth inning.

Cishek capped off a phenomenal 6.2 inning effort from the Miami bullpen Monday, but largely has struggled over the season's second half, posting a 5.84 ERA and .297 BAA in 24.2 innings pitched since June 27. Still, he's been a reasonably effective stopper, converting 14-of-17 save chances over that time and 32-for-36 chances on the year. It has been an up and down year for the closer, but Cishek's grasp on the ninth-inning role remains solid at the moment.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Cishek blew Saturday's save opportunity, giving up a game-tying home run to Corey Dickerson in the ninth inning of the 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

Cishek blew his fourth save of the season Saturday, but he's been reliable, having saved 31 out of 35 for the year. He saved his previous 11 prior to Saturday night, and he should have a firm grasp of the closer role for the Marlins.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Cishek struck out a pair during a scoreless inning Saturday to record his 31st save of the season.

Cruising through the outing, Cishek was on the mound for the first time since Monday. He should remain the Marlins' closer for the final six weeks of the season, barring a complete collapse down the stretch.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 5 Months

Cishek was not sharp Monday night, but was still able to nail down his 30th save of the season.

Cishek allowed an RBI triple to Kolten Wong and a run-scoring infield hit to Matt Holiday in his one inning of work. The Marlins' closer has had a rough go of things lately, allowing runs in three of his last four appearances. That being said, he hasn't blown a save since July 9.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 5 Months

Pitching for the third night in a row, Cishek gave up one hit but no runs in the process of getting his 29th save of the season.

It looked like Cishek's outing Saturday would be as fitful as his previous two outings, as he gave up a leadoff hit to Chris Heisey. But he subsequently picked Heisey off of first base and then got the next two hitters out.