Addison Reed RP ARI 7 Months

Addison Reed blew his seventh save of the season as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Saturday.

Chicago had a 6-0 lead when the bottom of the ninth inning began, but the Tigers attacked White Sox reliever Nate Jones for five straight hits (and five runs) and then completed the rally against Reed, who walked four. Reed, 24, still owns a decent 3.67 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 69/21 K/BB ratio through 68 2/3 innings this season. He has 38 saves.

Addison Reed RP ARI 7 Months

Addison Reed allowed a run but escaped in collecting his 37th save of the season Sunday against the Orioles.

Reed was lucky to have inherited a three-run lead, and luckier to have escaped with only one run charged to his ledger. Baltimore loaded the bases in the ninth with no outs via two walks and a single. Reed induced a run-scoring Ryan Flaherty fielder's choice ground out to first before Brian Roberts' pop out allowed Chicago to double pinch-runner Chris Dickerson off first. Reed has allowed five runs over his last five outings, but Chicago doesn't have anyone nearly talented enough to threaten his job status. He owns a 3.55 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.

Addison Reed RP ARI 8 Months

Addison Reed suffered his second loss and sixth blown save of the season on Saturday, allowing two runs in 2/3 of an inning against the Orioles.

Cole Gillaspie's solo homer in the top of the 10th gave Reed a one-run advantage to protect in the bottom half of the frame. With two outs and runners on second and third, Reed coughed up a walk-off, two-run single to Matt Wieters. The youngster has been roughed up for two losses, a blown save and four runs on six hits (two homers) in his last four appearances. Despite the rough patch, he's in no danger of losing his job.

Addison Reed RP ARI 8 Months

After coming into a tie game, Addison Reed gave up back-to-back homers in the ninth to take a loss Monday against the Astros.

Those were just the fourth and fifth homers allowed by Reed in 62 1/3 innings this season. He hadn't given up a run of any sort in 13 innings over his last 11 appearances, and the loss was only his second of the year.

Addison Reed RP ARI 8 Months

Addison Reed earned his 35th save of the season Sunday by tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers.

The youngster has tallied 13 straight scoreless innings, slashing his ERA from 3.91 to 3.08 since August 7. Reed seems long removed from a June in which he was whipped to the tune of a 7.62 ERA. He posted a 3.60 ERA in July and has allowed just one run in 15 1/3 August frames.

Addison Reed RP ARI 8 Months

Addison Reed earned his 31st save of the season Sunday in the White Sox' 5-2 win against the Twins.

Reed struck out one and walked one in the stress-free outing. The youngster has tallied nine straight scoreless innings, cutting his ERA from 3.91 to 3.30 in less than two weeks. As a closer who pitches to contact in front of a shoddy defense, Reed's numbers aren't as good as they should be, but he still owns a decent 3.30 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 57 1/3 frames.

Addison Reed RP ARI 8 Months

Addison Reed tallied his 28th save of the season Saturday as the White Sox beat the Twins 5-4.

Reed retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning. He is now 28-for-33 in save opportunities this season with a cool 1.05 WHIP.

Addison Reed RP ARI 9 Months

Addison Reed suffered his fifth blown save of the season on Wednesday, allowing two runs in an inning of work against the Indians.

Michael Brantley led off the inning with a double before Jason Giambi was hit by a pitch. A Drew Stubbs bunt single to load the bases would be the last hit Reed would surrender, but two sacrifice flies brought home runs. It was the 24-year-old's first blown save in a month.

Addison Reed RP ARI 9 Months

Addison Reed struck out a batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 25th save on Sunday against the Braves.

He needed just nine pitches to dispatch Atlanta. Reed struck out four in two scoreless innings over the weekend, nice performances in light of recent struggles. The young closer entered the All-Star break having posted a 6.35 ERA over 17 innings since June 1. Reed had a great K/BB rate and lousy BABIP during that stretch, meaning that his performance wasn't nearly as bad as it appeared to be.

Addison Reed RP ARI 9 Months

Addison Reed has a 6.35 ERA over 17 innings since June 1.

Reed blew three saves in nine opportunities over that stretch. It hasn't been all bad news, however. Reed has posted an amazing 16/1 K/BB rate since June 1, amidst his struggles. He's been unlucky with balls in play over the last 40 days -- allowing a .308 BABIP -- and has surrendered three homers in that time (after not allowing a long ball in April or May). Reed's job isn't in danger and we expect to see improvement going forward.