Alvarez (4-1) earned the win in relief Thursday against the Dodgers after hurling 1.1 perfect innings without recording a walk or strikeout. Alvarez recorded the final out of the seventh inning and pitched a scoreless eighth, and that was enough to earn the win after San Francisco scored four runs in the top of the ninth. The southpaw has tossed four straight scoreless outings and has improved his ERA to 3.12 as a result.
Alvarez (3-1) won Wednesday 4-2 victory against the Dodgers, pitching a 1-2-3 eighth. Alvarez pitched the eighth inning of a one-run game, retired all three batters he faced, and became the winner after San Francisco rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth. He's pitched well this year to the tune of a 3.24 ERA, though Alvarez hasn't been utilized in high-leverage situations, evidenced by San Francisco losing in 19 of his 33 appearances.
Alvarez allowed a hit in a scoreless inning during Saturday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis. Outside of a three-run mishap versus Washington on July 9, Alvarez has been a steady option in San Francisco's bullpen. He owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB across 32.1 innings this season, though he's logged only two holds and compiled a 2-1 record in 32 appearances. While he averages only 91 mph on his fastball, the southpaw's 3.60 FIP indicates he's producing sustainable surface stats.
Alvarez has not allowed a run in his last 9.1 innings. Alvarez logged a perfect inning in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Oakland. The southpaw has given up just three hits, but he's only struck out two batters during his scoreless streak, which has spanned eight appearances. For the year, Alvarez has a 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 17:9 K:BB, two holds and a 2-1 record across 26 innings in a low-leverage role.
Alvarez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Washington. Alvarez kept it close enough for San Francisco to attempt a comeback, but the offense didn't have a rally in them. The southpaw has a 3.98 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 15:9 K:BB across 20.1 innings this season. He's posted a 2-1 record and two holds, but the 32-year-old is unlikely to see many high-leverage opportunities.
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