Barlow walked one and struck out one in one inning, earning the save in Friday's 8-5 win over Baltimore. Texas trailed for most of the game, but a five-run rally for the lead in the ninth inning made Barlow's services necessary. The right-hander has yielded six runs (three earned) across nine innings in September, but those have all come in just two of his 10 appearances. He's posted a tiny 1.69 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 25:12 K:BB through 26.2 innings while adding eight saves and three holds in 28 appearances.
Barlow pitched a perfect inning against the White Sox on Saturday, striking out two to earn the save. The right-hander threw 10 of 14 pitches for strikes and fanned two of the three batters he faced. Barlow has been dominant of late, holding opponents to no runs and just three hits over his past seven outings. Since Sept. 8 he has collected four saves in four chances, strengthening his claim for the team's closer role beyond the remainder of the current campaign.
Barlow fired a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in the win over the Athletics on Sunday. Barlow entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead. He retired the side in order to earn his sixth save of the season. He has three saves in his last three appearances dating back to Sept. 8. The rookie has allowed just four earned runs all season, good for a 1.59 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 22.2 innings.
Barlow allowed a hit and nothing more over an inning of work, picking up the save in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Athletics. Barlow navigated around a Seth Brown single to obtain his fifth save of the season. Through 23 appearances this year, the rookie right-hander has allowed earned runs in only three outings. He figures to be one of the Rangers' top closing options to finish off the season.
Barlow retired the only batter he faced to earn the save in Wednesday's 8-5 win over Arizona. Demarcus Evans made things interesting in a non-save situation, which allowed Barlow to enter with a three-run lead to nab his fourth save of the year. The 25-year-old has emerged as one of Texas' top closing options with a 1.74 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB through 20.2 innings. He's logged three holds, a blown save and an 0-2 record in addition to his four saves in 22 appearances.
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