Sulser (5-4) struck out two in two perfect innings to earn the win Thursday versus the Yankees. The 31-year-old kept the game tied in the ninth and 10th innings before Baltimore walked it off on a bases-loaded Austin Hays single. Sulser has pitched five consecutive scoreless innings after a shaky run of performances when the calendar flipped from August to September. For the year, he owns a 2.98 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 71:22 K:BB in 57.1 innings as one of Baltimore's most effective high-leverage arms.
Sulser allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over Toronto. The right-hander has been inconsistent lately, but he was able to minimize his mistakes Friday to lock down his seventh save of the year. Sulser owns a 3.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 68:22 K:BB through 54.1 innings. He's added a 4-4 record, three blown saves and three holds while filling a high-leverage relief role. Sulser and Tyler Wells appear to be the favorites for save chances for the rest of the season.
Sulser (4-4) took the loss Monday versus Kansas City. He allowed two runs on four hits with one strikeout in one inning. The 31-year-old was responsible for Kansas City's two-run rally in the eighth inning that erased a narrow Baltimore lead. Sulser has allowed runs to score in four of his last seven outings, and he's taken a 1-2 record with a save and two blown saves in that span. For the year, he owns a 3.27 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 67:21 K:BB in 52.1 innings with six saves, three blown saves and three holds. Save chances have been rare in Baltimore this year, and Sulser's recent inconsistency adds another layer of risk for fantasy managers despite his solid season ratios.
Sulser (4-3) struck out one in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Saturday over the Yankees. The right-hander got Anthony Rizzo to fly out in the eighth inning, and Baltimore went ahead in the ninth. Sulser had no trouble in the bottom of the ninth, securing his first win since July 25. The 31-year-old lowered his ERA to 2.98 with a 1.17 WHIP and 66:21 K:BB through 51.1 innings. He'll continue to see high-leverage usage over the final month of the season, as he's logged six saves and three holds in 50 appearances.
Sulser struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his sixth save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. The 31-year-old remains the top closing option in the O's bullpen by default, but Tuesday's save was Sulser's only one in August. On the season, he sports a 3.12 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 63:21 K:BB through 49 innings.
|@ ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS||1||3.58||30.2||12||37|