Hendriks picked up the save Thursday after tossing a perfect inning against the Astros.
With the A's leading 7-6 in the ninth, Hendriks needed just 13 pitches to retire the side and earn his 14th save of the season. It may sound easy enough, but the right-hander came into a home run derby of a game that included 10 long balls. Even though his leadoff batter was Carlos Correa who had already hit two home runs, Hendriks became Houston's final problem of the night as the A's earned their 9,000th franchise victory. Hendriks has been mostly solid in his ninth-inning duties for Oakland, posting a sparkling 1.54 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 88:19 K:BB with 14 saves on the season.
Hendriks gave up a hit and struck out three over 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday to record his 13th save of the season in a 9-5 win over the Giants.
After a rough ending to July, the Oakland closer has been flawless so far in August, converting all four of his save chances with a 0.00 ERA and 11:0 K:BB through five innings. Hendriks continues to outpitch Blake Treinen by a wide margin, and it seems unlikely the duo will switch roles again this season.
Hendricks struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, earning a save against the White Sox.
Hendricks blew two straight save chances to end July but has secured all three chances so far in August. Despite the recent struggles, the 30-year-old owns a 1.60 ERA with a stellar 85:19 K:BB.
Hendriks picked up the save against the Brewers on Thursday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to close out a 5-3 win for the Athletics. He struck out two.
The All-Star had blown saves in three of his last four appearances, but he was able to bounce back with a clean effort in this contest and pick up his 10th save of the season in 14 opportunities. He seems to have kept his grasp on the closer role for the time being, but he could start to cede opportunities to Blake Treinen if he hits another prolonged rough patch.
Hendriks blew the save against the Brewers on Tuesday, pitching 1.1 innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out four.
For the second straight game, Hendriks was summoned to protect a lead in the eighth inning and was unable to close the door. He gave up a game-tying single to the first batter he faced, then served up a solo home run to Eric Thames in the ninth inning after Oakland had recaptured the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Hendriks has now blown three of his last four save opportunities, and with former closer Blake Treinen pitching well to pick up the win in two of those games, there may be some thought given to reversing their roles.
Hendriks was charged with his third blown save in Sunday's win over the Rangers, allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He also recorded a strikeout.
Hendriks got the call early Sunday, inheriting a one-on, one-out scenario in the eighth and the Athletics clinging to a two-run lead. The normally reliable closer proceeded to surrender run-scoring hits to Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun, as well as an RBI groundout to Asdrubal Cabrera. Two of Hendriks' three blown saves for the season have come in his last three appearances, and with former closer Blake Treinen, who earned the win Sunday, having generated five straight scoreless appearances, it remains to be seen whether manager Bob Melvin will begin to afford the latter more ninth-inning work moving forward.
Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to close out Saturday's 5-4 win over the Rangers.
Hendriks entered with a one-run lead and allowed a two-out single to Danny Santana sandwiched between strikeouts against Shin-soo Choo and Willie Calhoun. Hendriks has converted nine of 12 save chances while recording a 1.44 ERA in 56.1 innings this season.
Hendricks (4-1) allowed two runs on three hits in 0.2 innings Sunday, striking out one batter while blowing the save and taking the loss against the Twins.
Since blowing his first save chance of the year June 12, Hendricks has been lights-out while converting his last eight opportunities. Despite the ugly performance Sunday, the 30-year-old still owns a 1.46 ERA with a terrific 70:18 K:BB.
Hendriks allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Twins.
Hendriks induced a double play with the bases loaded to maintain a one-run lead for the Athletics. As a result, he earned his eighth save of the season while also turning in his 19th consecutive scoreless outing. Hendriks appears to have a clear grip on the closer role with Blake Treinen still not looking sharp on the hill.
Hendriks struck out three over 1.2 perfect innings to record his seventh save of the season in Friday's 5-3 win over the Twins.
He continues to give Blake Treinen no openings to reclaim the closer job in Oakland, not that Treinen is pitching well enough right now to be much of a threat. Hendriks has yet to blow a save since taking over in the ninth inning and he hasn't even given up a run since June 5, leading to a dazzling 1.17 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 68:17 K:BB through 53.2 innings on the year.
Hendriks (4-0) picked up the win Sunday against the White Sox after striking out one over one inning.
Hendriks has been nearly untouchable of late, surrendering just one run while striking out 31 over 21.1 innings since the beginning of June. He's also emerged as the Athletics' top option in save situations, racking up six saves over his last 10 appearances. The 30-year-old owns a sparkling 1.21 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 65 strikeouts over 52 frames this season.
Hendriks recorded a strikeout to close out Friday's 5-1 win over the White Sox, earning his sixth save of the year.
Reliever Joakim Soria was unable to work out of a ninth-inning mess, but Hendriks entered the contest and whiffed Yoan Moncada to secure the save. The 30-year-old is up to 64 strikeouts in 51 innings this season. His continued success is likely to keep him in the closer role while Blake Treinen is forced into setup duties for the time being.
Hendriks picked up the save against Seattle on Sunday, pitching one inning and allowing one hit while striking out one batter.
The All-Star closer continued his dominant season, allowing a two-out single but nothing more to pick up his fifth save. Despite initial indications that he would return to a setup role with the return of Blake Treinen from the IL, Hendriks has been handed the ball in each of the last two save situations. He may have simply earned the position over Treinen by compiling a streak of 16.2 consecutive scoreless innings, during which he has posted an eye-popping 28:2 K:BB.
Hendriks pitched a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his fourth save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Mariners. He struck out two.
Hendriks hasn't allowed a run over his last 15.2 innings, striking out 27, a span which dates back to June 6. He has the faith of manager Bob Melvin even with Blake Treinen's recent return from the IL. With a 1.27 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 49.2 innings this year, Hendriks has elevated his game to a level never seen before in his nine-year career.
Hendriks will remain the closer for the A's for the time being, even with Blake Treinen back from the IL, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "At this point, Liam deserves to be there right now," manager Bob Melvin said.
This runs counter to the A's initial assertion, but it's not a surprise following Hendriks' continued strong work and Treinen's rough outing after returning from the IL.
Hendriks, who filled in as the closer while Blake Treinen (shoulder) was on the injured list, is expected to progressively revert to his previous role as a result of the latter's activation Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander secured American League Reliever of the Month honors for his work in June, during which he secured two saves and six holds while also picking up his third victory. Hendriks also notched his third save Tuesday against the Cardinals, but that could well be his last opportunity for some time. Manager Bob Melvin stated prior to Wednesday's game that he planned to use Treinen in a low-leverage scenario in his first appearance back and then return him to his usual closing role moving forward, although that plan was quickly discarded when the Twins pushed the Athletics to extra innings. Hendriks worked a pair of scoreless frames Wednesday and recorded two strikeouts to preserve a 3-3 tie, while Treinen ultimately came on in the 12th inning and allowed the go-ahead RBI single that would prove to be the difference in the contest. Despite the stumble, Melvin is likely to adhere to his original statement for the foreseeable future, leaving Hendriks to primarily serve as a setup option.
Hendriks gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his third save of the season in an 8-6 win over the Twins.
The veteran reliever continues to get the job done while Blake Treinen (shoulder) is on the shelf, although Treinen is on track to rejoin the A's bullpen Wednesday. Hendriks now boasts a 1.35 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB through 46.2 innings on the year, with three wins and seven holds in 39 appearances to go along with his saves.
Hendriks recorded one strikeout and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save Wednesday at St. Louis.
Hendriks gave up a one-out double to Marcell Ozuna but quickly recorded the final two outs to close out the game. The 30-year-old has a 1.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 54:17 K:BB through 44.1 innings and will continue to serve as Oakland's closer while Blake Treinen (shoulder) remains sidelined.
Hendriks is expected to fill the Athletics' closer role while Blake Treinen is sidelined with a strained rotator cuff, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hendriks picked up his first save of the season Saturday against the Rays, striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning. The 30-year-old's career 4.42 ERA over nine seasons is hardly closer material, but he's been excellent this season, posting a 1.49 ERA and a 29.8 percent strikeout rate. It's not clear how long Treinen will be sidelined.
Hendriks (3-0) fired two-thirds of an inning of scoreless work, in which he allowed two hits and a walk in a win over the Rays on Wednesday. He struck out two.
It was an eventful 18-pitch appearance for Hendriks, who entered the game with a pair of runners on in the seventh and ultimately allowed both to score on a double and infield single, respectively. However, both runs went on starter Brett Anderson's ledger, and although Hendriks was technically charged with a blown save, he was also the pitcher of record in the victory. The veteran is putting together what is arguably a career-best season, as he's now carrying a 1.69 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 37.1 innings.
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