Hendriks recorded the final two outs of Wednesday's win over the Tigers for his first career save. He struck out one batter. Ryan Dull started the ninth with regular closer Blake Treinen unavailable after pitching each of the previous three days. Dull made a mess of things, allowing Detroit to cut the lead to one run, but Hendriks cleaned up and now has a 2.88 ERA in 29 second-half appearances. He probably won't see many more save chances this season, if any, but Hendriks is establishing himself as a top setup man with his performance since the All-Star break.
Hendriks (4-2) picked up the win in Monday's 8-3 victory over the Tigers, allowing two hits over 1.2 scoreless innings while recording a strikeout. Hendriks got six key outs as part of a multi-reliever effort following emergency starter Raul Alcantara's early exit. The veteran righty now has five consecutive scoreless outings and hasn't walked a batter in his last 10 appearances.
Hendriks notched his 14th hold in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies, pitching a clean sixth inning in which he notched a pair of strikeouts. Hendriks got through his outing on a quick eight pitches and has been outstanding since early August, as he's allowed just one earned run over his last 15 appearances. The stretch has lowered his ERA over a full run from 5.67 to 4.55 and cemented Hendriks as a trusted right-handed option out of the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin. The 28-year-old has also compiled a stellar 73 strikeouts over 59.1 innings this season, keeping him viable in AL-only and deep mixed formats that count holds.
Hendriks fired 1.1 scoreless innings in which he gave up a hit and recorded a strikeout during Sunday's 10-2 loss to the Mariners. Hendriks is in the midst of one of his most effective stretches of the season, as he's now posted eight consecutive scoreless efforts. The 28-year-old right-hander has lowered his ERA from 5.55 to 4.75 over that span while allowing just two hits and generating a 9:2 K:BB across eight innings.
Hendriks fired a scoreless sixth inning in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Orioles. The 28-year-old right-hander is enjoying a relatively rare stretch of consistency, as he hasn't given up an earned run in four straight appearances. While a modest sample, it's an encouraging sight, considering Hendriks was touched up for four runs apiece in two separate July outings and gave up three runs (two earned) in the two appearances prior to his current streak. His 3.00 ERA over seven August outings represents his best mark since a dominant May (1.46).
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