OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sat 7/6/19 2:46 AM

Vazquez (2-1) allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts during the tenth inning while taking a loss against the Brewers on Friday.
EDGE Analysis
The 28-year-old has one blown save and one loss this season, and both came against the Brewers. This was also only the second time in 34 appearances where he gave up three hits. Vazquez is 2-1 with 19 saves, 2.19 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 37 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Wed 7/3/19 3:44 AM

Vazquez allowed a run on two hits and a walk and two strikeouts during the ninth inning in a 5-1 victory against the Cubs on Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
In typical closer fashion, Vazquez wasn't very sharp in a non-save situation Tuesday night. He walked the leadoff hitter and then gave up a single following a strikeout. Vazquez struck out another batter and looked like he might escape without any further damage, but he ultimately gave up a run-scoring double. Despite the stumble, Vazquez is 1-0 and 19-for-20 in save chances with a 2.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sat 6/29/19 1:19 AM

Vazquez (2-0) pitched the eighth and the ninth, striking out four batters and not allowing a base runner to earn a victory against the Brewers on Friday.
EDGE Analysis
With the game tied in the eighth, the Pirates turned to their best reliever an inning earlier than usual. Then when the Pirates took the lead during the ninth, Vazquez remained in the game, nailing down a key road win. It took 25 pitches, so Vazquez may not be available Saturday, but he has now gone nine straight innings without allowing a run. Vazquez is 2-0 and 19-for-20 in save opportunities with a 1.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 35 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sat 6/22/19 9:52 PM

Vazquez struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in a 6-3 win over San Diego on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
The Padres scratched across one run with two outs in the ninth inning to provide the easy save chance for Vazquez. The 27-year-old has a 1.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 49:9 K:BB and is 19-for-20 in save opportunities this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sat 6/22/19 1:12 AM

Vazquez allowed a hit but still retired the side efficiently in the ninth to record his 18th save in a 2-1 victory against the Padres on Friday.
EDGE Analysis
The left-hander didn't record a strikeout, but he retired the side on just 11 pitches. Vazquez has allowed one run in his last 6.2 innings since suffered his first blown save of the season. He is 1-0 and 18-for-19 in save opportunities with a 1.99 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 31.2 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Thu 6/20/19 2:23 AM

Vazquez struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 17th save of the season in an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
EDGE Analysis
The southpaw closer appears to be back on track, reeling off four straight scoreless appearances after getting tagged for six runs in a six-outing stretch between May 17 and June 5. Vazquez has blown only one save chance all season, and he now boasts a 2.05 ERA and 48:9 K:BB through 30.2 innings.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Mon 6/17/19 12:35 AM

Vazquez allowed one hit with one strikeout while recording a four-out save during a 5-4 victory against the Marlins on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
With two off days this coming week, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle went to his setup man Kyle Crick an inning early in the seventh. Crick recorded five outs, and when he couldn't finish the eighth, Vazquez came on to end the frame. Vazquez then faced four batters in the ninth to nail down the save. He is 16-for-17 in save opportunities with a 1-0 record, 2.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 29.2 innings this season.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Fri 6/7/19 1:19 AM

Vazquez allowed one hit and two walks but didn't yield a run and struck out a batter across 1.1 innings to record his 15th save of the season in a 6-1 victory against the Braves.
EDGE Analysis
The Pirates called upon Vazquez with a runner at second and two outs while ahead by two in the top of the eighth. Vazquez retired the next batter, and then the Pirates added three insurance runs in the bottom of the inning. For how dominating his stuff can be, Vazquez has an inflated 1.21 WHIP, but he is also 15-for-16 in save chances with a 2.30 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Sun 6/2/19 4:28 AM

Vazquez allowed two runs on two hits, including a two-run home run in his first blown save of the season against the Brewers on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Neither the 27-year-old nor Brewers closer Josh Hader could stop the PNC Park slugfest Saturday evening, as both dominant lefties blew their first saves of the year. Vazquez has given up three home runs this season, which could be considered a lot (1.1 HR/9) for how great Vazquez has been at times this year, but he's only yielded one run outside of what he's allowed via the long ball. Vazquez is now 14-for-15 in save opportunities with a 2.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 25 innings.

OUTFelipe Vázquez
RP PIT
Mon 5/27/19 11:08 PM

Vazquez gave up a run but recorded his 14th save in an 8-5 victory during the first game of a doubleheader against the Reds on Monday.
EDGE Analysis
The Pirates closer entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth, so despite a four-run lead, it was a save situation. Vazquez struck out Nick Senzel to end that threat, but he did allow a run to score on two hits during the ninth. It only hurt his ERA, though, as Vazquez improved to 14-for-14 in save chances this season. He owns a 1.57 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 23 innings this year.