Ziegler allowed a hit and hit a batter in a scoreless ninth inning during the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader to record his seventh save of the season in a 7-4 win over the Phillies. His ERA in August remains a pristine 0.00, and Ziegler has yet to blow a save since being entrusted with the closer role following the A.J. Ramos trade. The veteran reliever doesn't offer the strikeout appeal of elite closing options, but with the Marlins trying to stay relevant in the NL wild-card race, he should continue to rack up saves down the stretch.
Ziegler worked around a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning to earn his sixth save of the season Sunday against the Mets. Ziegler allowed a one-out single but was able to sit down the next two batters he faced to close out a two-run win. He has seemingly settled into his new role of late, tossing eight consecutive scoreless innings and converting all six of his save opportunities during that span. Ziegler makes for a worthy fantasy add in his current form, despite his unsightly 5.11 ERA for the season.
Ziegler pitched a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his fifth save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Mets. He needed only seven pitches to retire the side on two groundouts and a pop-up. Ziegler has now converted all five of his save chances and delivered seven straight scoreless appearances since being named the Marlins closer at the beginning of August, but his weak 3:1 K:BB on the month suggests he's been at least as lucky as he's been good.
Ziegler pitched a scoreless inning on one hit and one walk while striking out one to record his fourth save Saturday against the Rockies. Protecting a one-run lead, Ziegler was able to close out the contest despite making it a bit dramatic. He's converted each of his four save opportunities this month, and despite his unimpressive ERA, he has clear fantasy value as the Marlins' closer.
Ziegler allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his third save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Rockies. He's been effective since coming off the DL at the beginning of August and taking over ninth-inning duties from A.J. Ramos, tossing four scoreless innings in four appearances and converting all three of his save chances. Ziegler's 19:13 K:BB in 33 innings on the year is far from elite, but as long as he keeps getting the job done the veteran reliever should be able to retain the closer role even after Kyle Barraclough (shoulder) gets healthy.
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