Vazquez recorded a four-out save with one strikeout, no walks and two hits allowed during a 6-5 victory against the Brewers on Sunday. A late addition to the All-Star team, Vazquez heads to Cleveland with 20 saves in 21 opportunities during the first half. He allows more baserunners than one might expect given his electric stuff, but he's suffered just one loss as well. Vazquez is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 38.1 innings this season.
Vazquez (2-1) allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts during the 10th inning while taking a loss against the Brewers on Friday. The 28-year-old has one blown save and one loss this season, and both came against the Brewers. This was also only the second time in 34 appearances in which the lefty gave up three hits. Vazquez is 2-1 with 19 saves, 2.19 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 37 innings this season.
Vazquez allowed a run on two hits and a walk and two strikeouts during the ninth inning in a 5-1 victory against the Cubs on Tuesday. In typical closer fashion, Vazquez wasn't very sharp in a non-save situation Tuesday night. He walked the leadoff hitter and then gave up a single following a strikeout. Vazquez struck out another batter and looked like he might escape without any further damage, but he ultimately gave up a run-scoring double. Despite the stumble, Vazquez is 1-0 and 19-for-20 in save chances with a 2.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.
Vazquez (2-0) pitched the eighth and the ninth innings Friday, striking out four batters and not allowing a base runner to earn a victory against the Brewers. With the game tied in the eighth, the Pirates turned to their best reliever an inning earlier than usual. Then when the Pirates took the lead during the ninth, Vazquez remained in the game, nailing down a key road win. Although it took 25 pitches, the outing was his first in five days, so he could be available again Saturday. He has now gone nine straight innings without allowing a run. Vazquez is 19-for-20 in save opportunities with a 1.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 35 innings this season.
Vazquez struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in a 6-3 win over San Diego on Saturday. The Padres scratched across one run with two outs in the ninth inning to provide the easy save chance for Vazquez. The 27-year-old has a 1.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 49:9 K:BB and is 19-for-20 in save opportunities this season.