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July 5, 2020 11:24 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Feels prepared for game action
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Hendriks, who never stopped throwing after the suspension of spring training, already feels conditioned for regular-season action, Martin Gallegos of reports. "If you gave me a game tomorrow, I would be ready," Hendriks said Saturday after the A's first workout of summer camp. "I've been throwing to hitters already and throwing bullpens. It doesn't take me long to get game-ready."

The hard-throwing reliever earned his first All-Star nod in 2019 on the strength of a career-best 25 saves and a franchise-record 124 strikeouts in a relief capacity. Hendriks reports he actually was forced to pace himself shortly after spring training was suspended, when he suffered an oblique strain during a bullpen session; however, he's now fully healed from that setback and will be rigidly following the summer camp regimen laid out by pitching coach Scott Emerson and trainer Nick Paparesta to ensure his readiness for Opening Day.

March 24, 2020 02:12 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Enjoys strong spring
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Hendriks generated a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across five innings over five appearances during Cactus League play.

The Athletics' closer was solid in spring training, and even with the suspension of play, he was able to get a good amount of work in. Hendriks focused on some delivery tweaks this offseason, and Chris Haft of reports the veteran remains as hungry as ever to prove he's worthy of the ninth-inning job despite the fact he currently has a secure grip on it. "I don't want that role given to me," Hendriks said of the closer's label. "I want to earn it. I want to work for it. My personality type, I need to know that I'm working for something. Rather than being given something and getting complacent with it. I need to prove to everybody that I want this role, I want the job and I'm going to take it."

February 25, 2020 01:12 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Effective with delivery tweak
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Hendriks, who fired a scoreless third inning during which he allowed no hits or walks and recorded two strikeouts in a Cactus League loss to the Brewers on Monday, deployed a slight pause in his delivery with success during the outing, Martin Gallegos of reports. "Just something I can add in every now and then if I'm not feeling great or have an opportunity to take advantage of a hole," Hendriks said. "You can read guys' swings. Some have big leg kicks and you can throw that timing off a little bit."

The Athletics' closer needed just 12 pitches to get through his one frame, and his new delivery particularly paid dividends when facing David Freitas, who he froze on a 94 mph fastball for a called third strike. Hendriks only utilized the pause in his motion on certain pitches and emphasized he'll decide whether to implement it in the regular season based on what results he gets from it during spring. His next opportunity to experiment is expected to come Thursday versus the Rockies.

January 10, 2020 02:20 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Gets big raise
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Hendriks and the Athletics agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Hendriks will more than double his salary from the previous season, a very deserved raise following his breakout campaign. In his ninth season in the majors, Hendriks improved his ERA from 4.13 to 1.80 and saw his strikeout rate jump from 21.2 percent to 37.4 percent. He saved 25 games and should be in line to save several more this season provided he can keep up a similar level of performance.

September 28, 2019 12:32 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Seventh blown save
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Hendriks (4-4) allowed two runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning while blowing the save and taking the loss Friday against Seattle. He struck out one batter.

This wasn't the Hendriks we've grown accustomed to seeing; after retiring the first batter he faced, Hendriks uncorked a couple wild pitches and gave up three base knocks to lose the game. It was his second blown save in six appearances and seventh of the season, but he's been outstanding outside of those few hiccups. He sits with the second-lowest FIP among all qualified relievers this season (1.79), behind only Kirby Yates.

September 27, 2019 03:08 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Notches 25th save
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Hendriks struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save against Seattle on Thursday.

Hendriks was summoned to protect a two-run lead and made quick work of the Mariners, firing 10 of 13 pitches for strikes and whiffing two batters. The right-hander has held opponents scoreless in 21 of his last 24 appearances, converting 16 of 18 save opportunities over that stretch. He has emerged as one of baseball's most dominant closers in 2019, posting a 1.60 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 123:21 K:BB over 84.1 innings.

September 27, 2019 01:48 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Records 24th save
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Hendriks struck out two in a hitless and scoreless ninth inning to record his 24th save in a 3-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

After the Athletics grabbed the lead in the top of the ninth, Hendriks quickly retired the Angels to nail down the save. With the two strikeouts, the 30-year-old has a 4-3 record with a 1.62 ERA and 121 strikeouts through 83.1 innings.

September 18, 2019 02:36 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Rebounds for 23rd save
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Hendriks picked up the save against Kansas City on Tuesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning and striking out two batters.

Hendriks suffered a rare rough outing against the Royals on Monday, but he rebounded to make quick work of Kansas City on Tuesday, needing only nine pitches to retire the side in order. Hendriks induced six swinging strikes -- and hurled eight strikes altogether -- among those nine pitches, demonstrating just how dominating his repertoire can be when he is on his game. The 30-year-old has converted 23 of 29 save chances this season while posting a 1.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 118:21 K:BB over 81.1 innings.

September 17, 2019 02:04 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Blows save in loss
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Hendriks (4-3) was hit with the loss and blown save against the Royals on Monday, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits in one inning. He struck out one and walked none.

Tasked with protecting a 5-4 lead, Hendriks wound up getting tagged with the blown save after yielding two runs in the ninth inning, one of which was unearned due to an error by outfielder Ramon Laureano. The All-Star right-hander has now blown six saves on the season, but his overall numbers remain spectacular, as he has a 1.68 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 116:21 K:BB across 80.1 innings.

September 15, 2019 01:48 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Locks down 22nd save
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Hendriks allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth inning, but recorded a strikeout and earned the save in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.

Hendriks walked Willie Calhoun to begin the inning, but erased the mistake with a double play. Nomar Mazara then reached on a single, but Hendriks whiffed Danny Santana to escape unharmed. The closer is up to 22 saves for the season. He's tossed seven straight scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 1.59 for the year. Hendriks also boasts a 0.97 WHIP and 115:21 K:BB in 79.1 innings.

September 13, 2019 01:00 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Picks up 21st save
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Hendriks earned the save against Houston on Thursday, pitching one scoreless inning and giving up one hit and one walk while striking out two.

Hendriks made things interesting by allowing the first two batters he faced to reach base, but a crucial strikeout of George Springer followed by a flyout and another whiff helped the 30-year-old preserve his 21st save. Hendriks went through a rough patch at the end of July in which he blew three out of four save opportunities but has recovered to convert 12 of 13 chances since the start of August. He has been a revelation in his first season as a closer, posting a 1.61 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 114:20 K:BB in 78.1 innings.

September 12, 2019 08:04 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Notches 20th save
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Hendriks struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 20th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Astros.

He's converted 11 of 12 save chances since the beginning of August, posting a 1.50 ERA, 0.50 WHIP and incredible 33:0 K:BB through 18 innings over that stretch. Hendricks' emergence as the A's closer has been a key component in their hunt for a playoff berth, and the club now sits in the second AL wild-card spot -- a half-game ahead of Cleveland, and a half-game back of the Rays for home-field advantage in the play-in contest.

September 8, 2019 09:20 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Slams door for 19th save
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Hendricks struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save over Detroit on Sunday.

Hendricks needed just 11 pitches to mow down the middle of the Tigers order for his 19th save. He owns a wicked 110:19 K:BB and 1.65 ERA over 76.1 innings this season.

September 4, 2019 01:52 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Bags 18th save
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Hendriks got the save against the Angels on Tuesday, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to close out Oakland's 7-5 victory.

Hendriks had given up three earned runs and blown a save in his last two appearances, but he got back in track with a clean effort against the Angels to pick up his 18th save of the season, needing just eight pitches to finish the job. He's blown five saves this season, but Hendriks' overall numbers are still fantastic, as he's sporting an elite 1.74 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 103:19 K:BB across 72.1 innings.

September 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Blows save in loss
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Hendriks allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout while recording two outs during a blown save in the ninth against the Yankees on Sunday.

The 30-year-old actually came in with two runners on base and one out in the eighth. He retired the side in the frame, but he let both inherited runners to score, bringing the Yankees within one run. Then, Hendriks allowed two solo homers without tallying an out during the ninth to complete the collapse. Hendriks is 4-2 with 17 saves and five blown opportunities this year. He also has a 1.77 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 71.1 innings.

August 29, 2019 11:56 PM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Records 17th save
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Hendriks allowed one earned run on three hits but struck out five across 1.2 innings to earn the save Thursday against the Royals.

Hendricks entered the game in the eighth inning with a two-run lead and a runner on third. He surrendered an infield single to the first batter he faced, but struck out the next two hitters to avoid more damage. In the ninth inning, he allowed two more hits to cut the lead to one but whiffed hitters to account for all three of his outs. Hendriks now has 17 saves on the season and this performance ended a stretch of 10 consecutive scoreless appearances. His overall line looks stellar, as he's maintained a 1.53 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 100 strikeouts across 70.2 innings.

August 28, 2019 07:44 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Nails down 16th save
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Hendriks struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 16th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Royals.

He's now converted seven straight save chances in August without allowing a run, posting a 0.00 ERA, 0.28 WHIP and dazzling 18:0 K:BB through 10.2 innings on the month. Hendriks came into the year with only one career save, but the 30-year-old reliever has proven he's more than up to the task since replacing Blake Treinen in the closer role.

August 22, 2019 01:24 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Bags 15th save
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Hendriks got the save against the Yankees on Wednesday, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner to close out Oakland's 6-4 victory. He struck out three.

Hendriks' stellar campaign continues, as he easily picked up a five-out save in this contest, fanning three more batters to give him 93 strikeouts on the season in just 67 innings. He's been especially effective of late, as Hendriks hasn't allowed a run in any of his last eight appearances, lowering his ERA to a brilliant 1.48 and his WHIP to 0.99 over that stretch.

August 16, 2019 02:28 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Records 14th save
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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.

August 15, 2019 12:36 AM
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Notches 13th save
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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.

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