Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias (3-12) allowed two runs on two hits while recording two outs during the ninth in a blown save against the Pirates on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This outing ruins Iglesias' perfect September. Prior to Friday, he had pitched nine scoreless frames this month, where he had allowed only two hits and one walk with 15 strikeouts. Barring another setback this weekend, Iglesias will still have a great September, but he won't finish with an ERA under 4.00, and he now has 12 losses with six blown saves. Iglesias also has three wins, 34 saves, a 4.23 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 66 innings.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias struck out the side and didn't allow a baserunner during the ninth inning to earn a save in a 3-2 victory against the Mets on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

His losses and ERA are flat-out ugly for a closer, but Iglesias has been very helpful in the saves and strikeouts categories. He's been particularly great lately, posting seven saves and 15 strikeouts in his last nine innings, all of which have been scoreless. Overall, he is 3-11 with 34 saves, five blown saves, 3.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 65.1 innings this season.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning Wednesday to record his 33rd save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds closer remains perfect in September, converting all six of his save chances without allowing a run over eight appearances. Iglesias sports a 4.06 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 86:21 K:BB through 64.1 innings on the season.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 32nd save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds closer has been almost flawless in September, converting all five of his save chances with a 0.00 ERA, 0.29 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB through seven innings. Iglesias has already set a new career high in saves, but his 4.12 ERA and 3-11 record on the year indicate how much of a struggle it's been, despite his dazzling current form.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two batters to earn the save against Arizona on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Iglesias faced little resistance from the Diamondbacks, needing only 13 pitches, eight of which were strikes, to retire the side in order. After a pair of rough outings to end August, the 29-year-old has been nearly unhittable in September, allowing one base knock and no runs in six innings while striking out eight batters. He has successfully converted 31 of 36 save opportunities this season.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks on Friday, firing a scoreless ninth inning while surrendering one hit.

EDGE Analysis

Tasked with protecting a 4-3 lead in the ninth, Iglesias forced Carson Kelly and Ildemaro Vargas to fly out before allowing Ketel Marte to swat a double. The 29-year-old stifled any additional threat by inducing a groundout to Josh Rojas to end the game. The save was the 30th of the year for Iglesias, who has now posted back-to-back 30-save seasons.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
2 months ago

Iglesias struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 29th save of the season in an 8-5 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been struggling lately, getting scored upon in five of his last 10 appearances, but he was able to get the job done Wednesday. Iglesias has a 4.47 ERA and 78:20 K:BB through 58.1 innings as he closes in on his second straight 30-save season.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
3 months ago

Iglesias earned the save against St. Louis on Sunday by striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Iglesias entered the game having allowed six earned runs in his last 2.2 innings but appeared dominant against the Cardinals on Sunday, whiffing all three hitters he faced on 17 pitches. The 29-year-old has faced scrutiny over his job security as a result of his result struggles but may have calmed the tempest a bit with the impressive outing. Iglesias has now converted 28 of 33 save chances this season while posting a 4.55 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 77:20 K:BB over 57.1 innings.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
3 months ago

Iglesias (2-11) blew the save and took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. When asked after the game if Iglesias would be moved out of the closer role, manager David Bell said that the Reds need to make sure Iglesias doesn't lose his confidence "no matter what situation he is pitching in," Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Iglesias allowed all three batters he faced to reach and now has two blown saves and three losses on the road trip, bringing his total to 11 losses this season, the most for a reliever in club history. Bell has stuck by Iglesias all year and his statements after the game don't make clear that a role change is coming, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify keeping Iglesias in the top spot. In fact, a case can be made that Iglesias is the Reds' fourth best reliever at this point, behind (in some order) Michael Lorenzen, Amir Garrett and Robert Stephenson.

Raisel Iglesias
RP CIN
3 months ago

Iglesias (2-10) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Marlins after surrendering a solo home run.

EDGE Analysis

Summoned to protect a 3-3 game in the bottom of the 12th, Iglesias threw just three pitches that led to a walkoff home run for Harold Ramirez. He now has 10 losses on the season with 27 saves and owns a 4.31 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 61:16 K:BB.