Neris worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 15th save of the season in a 6-5 win over Atlanta. He needed only seven pitches (five strikes) to dispatch the top of Atlanta's order. It was a nice bounceback performance by Neris after he blew his first save of the season Friday, and he now sports a 2.67 ERA and 41:10 K:BB through 30.1 innings.
Neris did not allow a baserunner in the ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 7-4 win over Arizona. He had zero strikeouts or walks. Neris hadn't pitched since Friday but showed no signs of rust as he fired 13 of his 17 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old has a 1.88 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 40:9 K:BB through 28.2 innings and is a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities.
Neris allowed a hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth inning to pick up the save in a 4-2 victory over the Reds on Friday. The Reds were able to get the tying run on base, but Neris finished the night with a pair of strikeouts. Opponents who put two runners on board against Neris have been rare this year. He is 13-for-13 in save chances with a 1.95 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 27.2 innings.
Neris recorded his 12th save of the season in a 7-5 victory against the Padres on Wednesday, firing 1.2 scoreless innings in which he allowed a walk and recorded two strikeouts. With runners on first and second in the eighth and clinging to a two-run lead, the Phillies turned to Neris. He promptly walked the first batter he faced, but he then retired the next two to escape the bases-loaded jam. Neris subsequently set down the Padres in order during the ninth, keeping him perfect (12-for-12) in save opportunities for the season. He also has a 2.03 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 26.2 innings.
Neris collected the save against San Diego on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and giving up one hit while striking out two. Called upon to protect a three-run lead, Neris slammed the door on San Diego by throwing 15 of his 20 pitches for strikes and allowing only a harmless single. He is now 11-for-11 in save opportunities this season and has racked up 36 strikeouts in 25 innings on his way to a tidy 2.16 ERA.