Jeffress walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 12th save of the season in a 7-4 win over the Pirates. He's now converted six straight save chances over his last nine appearances, posting a 0.87 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB in 10.1 innings while also picking up two wins over that stretch. Jeffress is never going to have pinpoint control, but as long as he's racking up strikeouts he'll remain an effective part of the Brewers' late-inning relief crew.
Jeffress worked around a walk with a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 11th save of the season Monday against the Cubs. Working with a one-run lead, Jeffress put the potential tying run aboard via a walk with two outs. He bounced back with his second strikeout of the inning to close out yet another win for the Brewers. Corey Knebel earned the save Sunday with Jeffress resting, but manager Craig Counsell turned right back to Jeffress and Jeffress converted for his third save in as many appearances.
Jeffress allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two across 1.1 innings to record the save against the Giants on Saturday. Jeffress entered the game with a runner on first in the eighth inning and a one-run lead. He allowed a single to the first batter he faced but had little trouble recording his 10th save of the season from there. Though Jeffress briefly shared the closer role with Josh Hader, he has recorded six of the last eight Brewers saves and appears to be the team's primary closer.
Jeffress struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his ninth save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Giants. The right-hander has racked up five saves and two wins in his last eight appearances, posting a 1.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB in 9.1 innings over that stretch. While Josh Hader remains the Brewers' best reliever, Jeffress seems set to be their most valuable one for fantasy purposes down the stretch.
Jeffress picked up his eighth save of the season Friday against the Nationals, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two across a scoreless ninth inning. Jeffress loaded up the bases with one out, but he struck out Bryce Harper and got Anthony Rendon to ground out to end things. The veteran reliever has now converted four of five save chances since taking over as Milwaukee's primary closer Aug. 20, compiling a solid 2.45 ERA and 8:5 K:BB in 7.2 innings over that stretch.