Iglesias pitched one-third inning Tuesday, allowing one hit while striking out a batter on his way to a save in the 5-3 win over the Rangers. After Aaron Loup surrendered a solo homer and walked a batter with two outs in the ninth, Iglesias was called upon to get the Angels to the finish line with a 5-2 lead. The closer allowed an RBI double to Adolis Garcia, but he ultimately struck out Jonah Heim to end the contest. It was the right-hander's 11th save of the year in 12 opportunities and he has now produced three consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. On the season, Iglesias owns a 3.94 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 23 punchouts over 16 innings in 19 appearances.
Iglesias struck out all three batters he faced as he earned the save in a 4-1 victory Sunday over Oakland. Facing the middle of the Oakland lineup, Iglesias needed just 12 pitches to strike out the side. It was his second straight excellent outing after losing consecutive appearances. The veteran is 10-for-11 in save opportunities and has a solid 22:4 K:BB despite having a 4.02 ERA. As long as he can keep the ball in the park, his numbers should continue to improve and look more like the high-level closer he has been in recent history.
Iglesias saved Saturday's 5-3 win against Oakland, striking out two in the ninth inning. Iglesias entered in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and retired the side on an efficient nine pitches, including two strikeouts. The 32-year-old was able to get back on track following two poor outings, and manager Joe Maddon's decision to stick with Iglesias despite the recent rough patch solidifies his role as closer.
Iglesias (1-2) took the loss during Wednesday's 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Rangers, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit with one strikeout in one-third of an inning. Iglesias entered a 4-4 tie with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth and induced a Jonah Heim strikeout to neutralize the threat. Los Angeles scored one in the top of the 10th and Iglesias stayed to finish things up, but he served up a Nathaniel Lowe walk-off homer on the very first pitch. After converting all eight save opportunities prior to Saturday, the 32-year-old has surrendered walk-off long balls in consecutive appearances that have upped his ERA from 2.13 to 4.61.
Iglesias gave up a walkoff three-run home run in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's, suffering his first blown save of the season. He gave up two hits and a walk with zero strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Luis Barrera took Iglesias deep on a hanging breaking ball in a 1-1 count. He was pitching on back-to-back days and for the third time in four days. His season ERA is now up to 4.05, but he is secure in his role as the Angels' closer.
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