Pagan was tagged with a blown save in Sunday's win over Seattle. He pitched one inning and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two. Pagan's ERA sat at 7.36 after blowing a save Aug. 20, but he had subsequently recovered to notch seven straight scoreless outings covering seven innings. That streak ended Sunday, however, when Dylan Moore launched a two-run homer off Pagan in the eighth inning. The Padres ultimately pulled out an extra-inning victory, but Pagan nonetheless was tagged with his fifth blown save of the season.
Pagan (biceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He will end up missing a little under two weeks with the biceps injury, but in that time, Trevor Rosenthal appears to have taken over as the team's closer. Pagan could still get the occassional save opportunity and could vulture wins, but as long as Rosenthal is pitching well, he should remain the go-to closer.
Pagan (biceps) will face hitters Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Manager Jayce Tingler said of Pagan, "He feels a lot better after being back here and getting some treatment, getting some work and doing exercises." Assuming Pagan has no setbacks after facing hitters, he is expected to be activated from the injured list when first eligible Thursday.
Pagan tossed a clean ninth inning Sunday, earning a save in the win over Houston. After blowing his first four save chances this season, Pagan has converted two in the last three days. With Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) stashed on the injured list, the 29-year-old lefty appears to be the go-to closer in San Diego for now.
Pagan pitched a scoreless inning and allowed just one walk to earn the save in Friday's 4-3 win over the Astros. Pagan has been far from consistent in 2020 with four blown saves and six holds in 12 appearances. He has a 6.75 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 12 innings. The 29-year-old Pagan is in line to see the majority of the save opportunities with Kirby Yates (elbow) and Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) sidelined.
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