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Rosenthal secured the last two outs in the ninth inning to record his 37th save of the year in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Reds.
With things getting interesting late in the game against the Reds Wednesday, Rosenthal was called into the affair and immediately put out the fire, despite walking one batter. While he has been shaky sometimes (recently blowing a save Monday), Rosenthal does have 74 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched this year and remains a useful option at closer.
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Rosenthal blew his fifth save of the season Monday, allowing a walk and a double to the Reds in the ninth inning.
Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals would bail Rosenthal out with a walk-off victory in the tenth inning. The right-hander was removed from Sunday's game after walking the bases load and now blows a save the very next day. Rosenthal's grip on the closer role could be slipping.
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Despite removing Rosenthal in a save situation Sunday, manager Mike Matheny affirmed following the game that Rosenthal remains the Cardinals' closer.
Rosenthal walked the bases loaded Sunday before being pulled in favor of Seth Maness, who was able to pick up the save despite giving up a hit that cost Rosenthal two earned runs. His job isn't seemingly in any real danger at the moment, but he has given up at least one earned run in three of his last five outings and has frequently let runners reach base all season, so Matheny decided to head off any questions and announce that Rosenthal's job is secure. If his struggles do persist, however, and the Cardinals need to make a change in the ninth inning, Pat Neshek would likely be the next man up.
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Rosenthal made things interesting Thursday against San Diego, but still locked up his 36th save after allowing a run on three hits and two walks in the ninth.
Rosenthal struck out Tommy Medica to end it with the bases loaded after Alex Amarista was thrown out at home as the potential tying run. Not the prettiest save of the season for Rosenthal but the Cardinals escaped with the win.
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Rosenthal picked up the loss Wednesday against the Cardinals after giving up a run on two hits and two walks in the ninth.
Fatigue could have been a factor for Rosenthal, who was called on to pitch for the fourth consecutive game (over five days). He would load the bases before a Xander Boegarts sac fly plated Yoenis Cespedes for the go-ahead run. It's been an up and down year for the fireballer, who falls to 1-6 with a 3.19 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Not great numbers for a closer on a team with championship aspirations, but the swing and miss stuff is still there (11.6 K/9) if he can find consistency.
Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 17 Days
Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just one hit before locking down his 35th save of the year Tuesday against the Red Sox.
For the most part, Rosenthal has done his job well as closer for the Cardinals this year�albeit walking too many batters (27 in 52.2 innings pitched). Rosenthal has just four blown saves on the season to go with 68 strikeouts in those 52.2 innings pitched.
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Rosenthal continued his excellent second half Sunday, picking up his 34th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth.
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Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Sunday to earn his 32nd save.
Rosenthal allowed a two-out single to Chris Coghlan but struck out Welington Castillo to end it, the second straight game Castillo was Rosenthal's game-ending strikeout victim. His 32 saves are most in the majors, and he's allowed just one run in his last eight appearances to lower his ERA to 3.33.
Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 Month
Trevor Rosenthal earned his 30th save of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Dodgers.
Rosenthal gave up a one-out single to Scott Van Slyke but erased that threat by inducing a game-ending double play from Andre Ethier. Rosenthal has been shaky all season, but he's tied with Braves closer Craig Kimbrel for the major league lead in saves.
Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 1 Month
Trevor Rosenthal delivered a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Brewers to convert his 28th save of the season.
Rosenthal struck out two batters in the inning and worked around a leadoff single from Aramis Ramirez to finish off the victory. It hasn't always been pretty for the 24-year-old this season -- he has walked 26 batters in 43 2/3 innings to go along with a 1.37 WHIP -- but he's tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the MLB lead with 28 saves.