Rosenthal gave up one run in a non-save situation Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals. The Padres used eight pitchers and Rosenthal and Chris Paddack were the only ones to give up runs, but as Paddack gave up six runs in 2.1 innings, the Cardinals still won 7-4. Rosenthal walked two and then gave up a single to Dexter Fowler that scored Paul DeJong. He should be available for Thursday's must-win Game 2.
Rosenthal struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, picking up a save in the win over San Francisco. Rosenthal made quick work of the Giants, needing just 12 pitches to strike out the side and secure the win. The 30-year-old righty ends the regular season with a stellar 1.90 ERA and 11 saves in 12 opportunities.
Rosenthal (1-0) allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out two over two innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Mariners. Rosenthal couldn't protect a one-run lead in the 10th inning, but the Padres gave him a three-run cushion in the 11th, and he was able to keep it clean in his second inning to get his first win as a Friar. He has yet to allow an earned run in seven outings with the Padres, and this was the righty's first blown save in 11 chances overall in 2020.
Rosenthal pitched a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Giants. Rosenthal wasn't needed in the more lopsided Game 1, but he was able to protect a 3-1 lead in the nightcap. He's pitched five scoreless innings since joining the Padres at the trade deadline, racking up three saves and eight strikeouts while allowing only three baserunners in that span. Rosenthal's strong work should keep him locked into the closing role for a while -- Drew Pomeranz picked up a hold with a scoreless sixth inning in Sunday's second contest.
Rosenthal struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to earn the save Wednesday against the Rockies. Rosenthal was called upon to protect a 5-3 lead and did so on two ground balls and a strikeout. He now has nine saves on the season and both of San Diego's opportunities since being acquired by the team at the trade deadline. Rosenthal should continue to see save chances, though Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan (biceps) could also factor into the closer conversation before the conclusion of the campaign.
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