Dyson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 13th save of the season during Monday's win over the Dodgers. Dyson has converted 13 of 14 save opportunities since taking over the San Francisco closer job and has allowed more than one run in just a single outing. Despite posting an underwhelming 2.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 5.0 K/9 during that 24-game span, he's locked into the ninth-inning job, and saves are at a premium at this time of the season.
Dyson gave up five runs on five hits while recording just one out in Friday's 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. Dyson was brought into a tie game in the ninth inning and proceeded to give up five runs, recording his only out on a sacrifice bunt. The 29-year-old had managed to pitch around poor peripherals (1.27 WHIP and 1.6 K/BB ratio) since joining San Francisco on June 6, but his 4.44 xFIP finally caught up with him in a big way Friday. The rough outing bumped Dyson's National League ERA from 2.22 to 3.77, but he should continue to see save opportunities after converting 12 saves in 13 chances with the Giants.
Dyson allowed a solo home run but still recorded his 12th save of the season during Wednesday's win over the Brewers. Dyson has now converted 12 of 13 save opportunities as a Giant this season, and he has only allowed three runs through 21 innings since emerging as the San Francisco closer. The strong stretch has his fantasy value on the rise. However, he still owns a 5.40 ERA for the year, so expectations should remain in check.
Dyson gave up a walk but struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth inning for his 11th save. Dyson has been on fire since the All-Star break, as he is now 8-for-9 in save opportunities with a 1.20 ERA over 15 second-half innings. But the underlying numbers aren't great -- he has just a 10:9 K:BB with three hit-by-pitches, and as long as he keeps putting so many free runners on base, he's asking for the floodgates to open.
Dyson picked up his 10th save of the season Thursday, notching one strikeout and issuing one walk over 15 pitches to finish off the Phillies. Dyson entered the game with very little margin for error nursing a one-run lead against a scrappy Phillies club that had already hit two home runs in the game. He responded by holding the Phillies without a hit, marking his fourth consecutive hitless appearance. Mark Melancon, who picked up the hold Thursday, is due to reclaim the closer's role in the near future, so this may have been one of Dyson's final cracks at a save this season.