Hendricks (1-1) was tagged with the loss Wednesday, when he allowed an unearned run on two hits over a third of an inning against the Reds.
Hendriks entered in a non-save situation with the bases loaded and two outs of tied game in the bottom of the ninth inning. He rescued the White Sox from that jam but gave up two hits to open the 10th for Cincinnati's walkoff win.
Hendriks earned the save Thursday after tossing a perfect inning that included one strikeout.
Tasked with protecting a two-run lead in the seventh inning of Thursday's twin bill, Hendriks sent Jonathan Schoop down on strikes before forcing Niko Goodrum to pop out and Wilson Ramos to ground out. The right-hander needed just 12 pitches to get the job done, nine of which were strikes. The flawless frame lowered his ERA to 4.35 and WHIP to 0.66 to go with five saves across 10.1 innings of work this season.
Hendriks (1-0) blew the save but still got the win Saturday against the Rangers. He allowed one run on one hit while fanning two across his lone inning of work.
Hendriks entered the game with a 1-0 lead in the ninth but blew the save when Willie Calhoun took him deep with one out. However, the White Sox got the win in the bottom of the ninth following an RBI double from Nick Madrigal that scored Luis Robert -- meaning Hendriks still qualified for the win. The veteran is now 4-for-6 in save opportunities this season but his role as Chicago's closer is not in doubt at the moment.
Hendriks allowed one run on one hit and struck out five over 1.2 innings to earn the save in Friday's 9-7 win over the Rangers.
Hendriks worked around an Adolis Garcia solo home run, the third blast he's allowed in 8.1 innings, to log his fourth save in five opportunities. Apparently, manager Tony La Russa is not afraid to use his closer for multiple innings. Hendricks, who had two full days off since he last pitched, had the bullets to quell a two-on, one-out situation in the eighth inning, then close out the ninth. He threw 32 pitches Friday.
Hendriks retired the lone batter he faced to earn the save during Tuesday's 8-5 win over Cleveland.
The White Sox entered the ninth inning with a five-run lead, but Hendriks was needed to close things out after Cleveland scratched across two runs. The right-hander needed only three pitches to retire Jake Bauers on a groundout. The 32-year-old is 3-for-4 in save opportunities and has allowed three runs on five hits with a 9:1 K:BB across 6.2 innings this season.
Hendriks worked around one hit and struck out one to pick up the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over Boston in the first game of a doubleheader.
Hendriks allowed a two-out single to Christian Arroyo but had little stress beyond that for this second save of the season and first since April 2. He needed only 16 pitches and should be available to throw in the nightcap if needed.
Hendriks allowed a run on two hits and struck out two in one inning, taking a blown save in Sunday's extra-inning loss versus the Royals.
Hendriks gave up a game-tying solo shot to Carlos Santana in the ninth inning. It was the second homer allowed in 3.1 innings for Hendriks, who yielded only a single long ball in 25.1 innings last season. He's off to a rough start as the White Sox's closer, allowing three earned runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in three outings. He is 1-for-2 in save chances so far.
Hendriks picked up a multi-inning save Friday, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.1 innings in a win over the Angels.
The White Sox were up, 7-6, and the Angels had two on and two out in the eighth when Hendriks entered to get the final out. Chicago then plated five in the ninth in what was looking like an an uneventful save, particularly when Hendriks retired the first two batters in the ninth, but Shohei Ohtani took him deep for a two-run home run. Sometimes, an elite closer can lose his edge when having the cushion of a big lead.
Hendriks struck out all three batters faced in a perfect inning Friday against the Brewers.
Hendriks pitched for the first time in nine days after passing a kidney stone. The ordeal did not seem to affect him, as he fanned all three batters faced and pulled it off with what he referred to as a "natural hat trick -- strikeouts with the fastball, slider and curveball," per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. He'll next pitch Sunday, which Hendriks said will have him ready for the regular season.
Hendriks will pitch for the first time in nine days Friday against the Brewers after dealing with kidney stones, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The medical scare threw off Hendriks' preseason preparation, but he should still be ready to go by Opening Day. His delayed buildup may mean the White Sox avoid using him on back-to-back days at the start of the regular season, but it shouldn't significantly impact his campaign.
White Sox manager Tony LaRussa said Wednesday that Hendriks has been dealing with kidney stones this spring and has been limited to three Cactus League appearances as a result, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
LaRussa doesn't seem overly worried about Hendriks' medical situation, and the fact that the White Sox haven't shut him down from throwing adds credence to the team's belief that he'll be ready to go for Opening Day. Hendriks was able to complete a bullpen session of 25-to-30 pitches Wednesday and is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a game this weekend. Assuming he's able to do that, Hendriks is poised to open the season as the closer for what looks to be one of baseball's top teams, at least on paper.
Hendriks struck out one over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Hendriks dispatched the Dodgers in a perfect inning while making his third Cactus League appearance. He's allowed one run on one hit while striking out four with a walk over three innings this spring. All systems are go for Chicago's closer.
Hendriks threw his first bullpen session Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Hendriks got comfortable with catcher Yasmani Grandal, who told the pitcher that he was tipping pitches in an at-bat that resulted in the catcher hitting a home run off Hendriks during Game 2 of last year's playoff series between Oakland and Chicago. "So that's fun," said Hendriks with a broad smile. "It's pretty much the most productive home run I've given up, so there's that." Hendriks said he wasn't taking it for granted that he would be the White Sox's closer, but it's almost certain he will work the ninth inning when available.
Hendriks signed a three-year, $54 million contract with Chicago on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Hendriks earned the American League Reliever of the Year award following an impressive 2020 campaign, securing 14 saves while posting a 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP with a 37:3 K:BB across 25.1 innings. The contract includes an option for a fourth year. Aaron Bummer figures to work in a setup role.
Hendriks has been named the 2020 American League Reliever of the Year, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hendriks dominated in the shortnered campaign, maintaining a 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP across 25.1 innings. He also racked up 14 saves, good for second in the league behind Brad Hand. Hendriks has proven to be one of the elite relievers in the league across the past two seasons by racking up saves while also recording elite ratios and strikeouts.
Hendriks was credited with the victory in the Athletics' ALDS Game 3 win over the Astros on Wednesday, allowing one hit and recording four strikeouts over three scoreless innings.
Hendriks earned the win and threw 26 of his 33 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old recorded 14 saves during the regular season while posting an impressive 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP. His impressive performance could not have come at a better time for an Oakland team that was trying to save off elimination.
Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out three without walking a batter in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to convert the save during a Game 3 win over the White Sox.
The 31-year-old labored during Game 2 and needed 49 pitches to record five outs while surrendering two runs, yet he still managed to come back a day later to secure the series-clinching win for Oakland. Hendriks clearly remains manager Bob Melvin's most trusted bullpen arm after posting a 1.78 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 37:3 K:BB over 25.1 innings this season.
Hendriks gave up two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five in 1.2 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.
Manager Bob Melvin wanted Hendriks to get the final six outs of this pivotal Game 2, but he wasn't up to the task. He came in with a 5-1 lead and threw a season-high 49 pitches before Jake Diekman came on to get the final out. Thursday's Game 3 is a deciding game, but even so, Hendriks is probably unavailable after Wednesday's usage.
Hendriks (3-1) took the loss during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners after allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with one strikeout and zero walks over 1.1 innings.
The right-hander delivered a clean seventh inning to help force extras, but he was unable to replicate that performance during the eighth and was tagged with his first loss of the season. Hendriks still boasts an impressive 1.78 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 37:3 K:BB over 25.1 innings while going 14-for-15 in save opportunities this season.
Hendriks picked up the save against the Dodgers on Wednesday after tossing a perfect ninth inning that included one strikeout.
Hendriks was tasked with protecting a 6-4 lead in the ninth inning and did so with ease, retiring all three of his batters, including a strikeout of Cody Bellinger. The 31-year-old right-hander has been phenomenal this season, sporting a 1.17 ERA and 0.65 WHIP with 14 saves across 22 appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ CIN||L 0-1||1||0.1||2||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs CLE||L 0-5||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|04/29||vs DET||W 3-1||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/24||vs TEX||W 2-1||1||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|04/23||vs TEX||W 9-7||1||1.2||1||1||0||5|
|04/20||@ CLE||W 8-5||1||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|04/18||@ BOS||W 5-1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||74.0||13||12||1||6||3||0||66||8||63||1.95||0.960|
|2011||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||49.0||9||9||0||4||4||0||30||3||52||4.59||1.122|
|2011||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||90.0||16||15||2||8||2||0||81||18||85||2.70||1.144|
|2012||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||106.1||16||16||1||9||3||0||82||28||76||2.21||0.980|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||98.1||16||16||1||4||8||0||62||15||115||4.68||1.325|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||35.0||5||5||0||4||1||0||35||6||33||2.83||1.114|