Steve Cishek RP MIA 2 Months

Steve Cishek tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his 10th save of 2014 on Saturday versus Milwaukee.

Cishek struck out three Brewers hitters in the impressive outing. He has a 1.83 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings this season, and the 27-year-old right-hander is 10-for-11 so far in save opportunities.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek converted his sixth save of the season with 1 1/3 scoreless innings as the Marlins defeated the Braves 5-4 on Thursday.

Cishek entered the game with runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning of a one-run ballgame. After walking Andrelton Simmons to load the bases, Cishek struck out Ramiro Pena to end the threat. Cishek then shut down the Braves' 1-2-3 hitters in short order in the ninth inning to pick up the save. With the exception of his outing on Friday (his first blown save since June 2, 2013), Cishek has been very reliable for the Marlins.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek blew his first save since last June 2 on Friday and took the loss against the Mets.

After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Cishek gave up a leadoff single to Lucas Duda before Travis d'Arnaud dropped down a sacrifice bunt. Bobby Abreu lined out to left field for the second out of the inning, but Omar Quintanilla followed with a game-tying single. Kirk Nieuwenhuis then delivered a pinch-hit double before Curtis Granderson ended it with a walk-off single to right field. Cishek had converted 33 consecutive saves before Friday's blowup, so we'll chalk this up to an off night.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday to earn his fourth save.

Cishek has been lights out this year, and Tuesday was no different. The right-hander worked though the top of the Braves order with ease, getting Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton to ground out before striking out Freddie Freeman to end the game. He still hasn't allowed a run in seven innings of work.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek worked out of a ninth inning jam to earn his third save of the season, securing the Marlins' 3-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

Cishek started the inning by allowing a leadoff double to Corey Hart, and a groundout left a runner at third with one out. After a walk to Justin Smoak, the right-hander buckled down, striking out Nick Franklin and pinch-hitter Michael Saunders to end the game. Cishek is 3-for-3 in save opportunities and still hasn't allowed a run over six innings to start the year.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Steve Cishek notched his second save of the season Thursday with a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies.

Cishek gave up a two-out single to Michael Cuddyer, but he was able to strike out Carlos Gonzalez swinging to end it. The 27-year-old likely didn't go for a high price in drafts this spring, but he had a 2.33 ERA and 74/22 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings while going 34-for-36 in save opportunities. He should be a very useful fantasy closer again in 2014 for what could be an improved Miami team.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned his first save of the season as the Marlins defeated the Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday.

Cishek retired the Rockies in short order, inducing two ground outs and recording one strikeout. The sidewinding right-hander quietly finished with an impressive 2.33 ERA and 34 saves last season and can be reasonably expected to be a solid source of saves and strikeouts.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 5 Months

Steve Cishek cut a workout short before his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday due to a sore neck.

It doesn't sound like a major concern at this time, but the Marlins obviously don't want to push it this early in camp. Cishek posted a 2.34 ERA and 33 saves last season and is an underrated option at closer in fantasy leagues.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 6 Months

Marlins avoided arbitration with RHP Steve Cishek by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract.

Cishek gets a big raise after qualifying for arbitration this winter as a Super Two player. His first full season as the Marlins' closer was a good one, as the righty held a 2.34 ERA while recording 33 saves.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 10 Months

Steve Cishek notched his 31st save in nailbiting fashion Wednesday, loading the bases before escaping trouble in a win over the Phillies.

It certainly wasn't all Cishek's fault, as the leadoff batter reached on an error and the third runner got on with an intentional walk following a Domonic Brown double. But, he got a strikeout and groundout to end the threat. Cishek has been one of the few bright spots for the Marlins this season, posting a 2.51 ERA with over a strikeout per inning.