Bleier (2-2) lost Tuesday's 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing one run on three hits with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning. Bleier entered a 5-5 tie in the seventh and permitted three hits and a run before being removed. Though his season ERA is a solid 3.38, the veteran lefty is 0-2 with three blown saves in his last 10 appearances.
Bleier (2-1) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Nationals after allowing three runs on two hits across two-thirds of an inning. Bleier entered this contest riding a 12-appearance scoreless streak, but that run came to an end Tuesday in what was one of his poorer outings of the entire campaign. Despite not having problems finding the strike zone -- 11 of his 16 pitches were strikes -- he couldn't get the job done and allowed three of the five batters he faced to reach base. Despite the poor outing Tuesday, Bleier still has a 3.00 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP on the season. The latter figure would be a career-best mark for the southpaw if he's able to sustain it until the end of the season.
Bleier has not allowed a run over his last 10 appearances and 10 innings. The veteran is the Marlins' top left-handed option in the bullpen, and Bleier has been very effective in that role this season, posting a 2.43 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 27:2 K:BB through 33.1 innings with two wins and 11 holds. If Miami does some house cleaning at the trade deadline, that could make the 34-year-old a target for a contender looking to bolster its relief corps.
Bleier allowed a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning but still recorded his eighth hold of the season in Friday's win over Atlanta. The southpaw got tagged for his first earned run since May 18, but the Marlins had a two-run lead to play with at the time. Bleier has settled down after a bumpy beginning to the season, and over his last 16.1 innings and 19 appearances he's posted a 2.20 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 17:1 K:BB, emerging as the top left-hander in the Miami bullpen.
Bleier (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Diamondbacks, striking out the side in a perfect inning of work. Anthony Bass started the eighth inning with the Marlins ahead 3-2, but the right-hander coughed up a run and loaded the bases without recording an out before getting the hook. Enter Bleier, who fanned Josh Rojas, Wyatt Mathisen and Pavin Smith to keep the game tied and position himself to become the pitcher of record when Miami blew the game open in the bottom of the frame. Bleier hasn't exactly been consistent as the top lefty in the bullpen, serving up four homers in 12 innings to fuel a 4.50 ERA, but his 11:0 K:BB is sharp and he has two holds in addition to his two wins over 13 appearances.
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