Jeffress struck out one in a clean ninth versus the D'Backs to notch his 24th save of the season Thursday. Jeffress now ranks sixth in the NL for saves, and sports a nifty 2.13 ERA, which is better than three of the five NL closers that are ahead of him. Thursday's close also marked his third consecutive clean outing, something he hadn't done all season up until now.
Jeffress (2-2) pitched 0.2 scoreless innings while allowing one hit to earn the win Friday against the Cardinals. Jeffress came into a tie game in the ninth inning, and the Brewers posted a run in the bottom of the frame to get him the victory. He's now held opponents scoreless in 10 of his last 11 games, and he has a 2.41 ERA on the year.
Jeffress worked around two hits to record his 23rd save of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Nationals. The 28-year-old continues to make things interesting, as he allowed a runner to reach base for the eighth consecutive outing. However, Jeffress continues to get the job done, despite having a 1.40 WHIP, and has now converted 23 of 24 save opportunities in 2016.
Jeffress allowed a hit, but shut the door in the ninth to help the Brewers beat the Nationals 6-5 and capture his 21st save. Bryce Harper reached on a single to begin the inning, but Daniel Murphy lined out, and then Wilson Ramos grounded into a double play to end the game. Jeffress is 21-for-22 in save opportunities and has a 2.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 33.2 innings.
After being unavailable Thursday, Jeffress (eye) pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit and a hit batsman while striking out two to earn his 20th save of the year Friday against the Nationals. Jeffress was protecting a two-run lead, and put on the tying run with two out before striking out Wilson Ramos to close the door on the Nationals. He's now converted 20 of 21 save opportunities, and he carries a 2.76 ERA.