Neris allowed three runs on one hit and two walks during the ninth inning to get tagged with his fourth blown save in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Yankees. Neris entered with the Phillies up 7-4 in the ninth. The right-hander retired the first batter he faced but then gave up consecutive walks before allowing a game-tying, three-run homer to DJ LeMahieu. It marked the reliever's second blown save in as many opportunities, but he should keep his closer job for the time being, considering he has a solid 3.16 ERA and 33:11 K:BB to go along with nine saves on the campaign. With that said, it won't be surprising if manager Joe Girardi decides to stay away from Neris in Sunday's series finale given that he threw 30 pitches Saturday.
Neris allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two to blow the save Thursday against Atlanta. Neris was given a one-run lead, but he surrendered a solo homer to Freddie Freeman to blow his third save of the season. Despite the poor results in this outing, Neris has largely been excellent this season as he entered the game having not allowed a run in any of his last nine appearances. He should remain the clear-cut closer in Philadelphia, and he has already collected nine saves on the campaign.
The Phillies reinstated Neris from the paternity list ahead of Sunday's game against the Nationals. Reliever David Hale was moved to the COVID-19 injured list to reopen a spot on the active roster for Neris, who was only on the paternity list for one day. He should immediately step back in as the Phillies' closer ahead of their series finale against the Nationals. Through 24 outings this season, Neris has been one of baseball's most reliable end gamers, converting nine of 11 save chances while posting a 1.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB across 23 frames.
Neris was placed on the paternity list Saturday. Neris will be away from the team for up to three days following the birth of his child. Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod could see save opportunities in the near future while Neris is unavailable.
Neris picked up the save Thursday against the Marlins after tossing a scoreless inning that included one walk and a strikeout. Neris entered the ninth inning with the Phillies leading by one and worked around a leadoff walk to Sandy Leon to finish off the close game. It was the second straight save against Miami for the right-hander, who is 9-for-11 in save chances while sporting a 1.99 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across 22.2 innings of work.
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