Rosenthal gave up one run in a non-save situation Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals.
The Padres used eight pitchers and Rosenthal and Chris Paddack were the only ones to give up runs, but as Paddack gave up six runs in 2.1 innings, the Cardinals still won 7-4. Rosenthal walked two and then gave up a single to Dexter Fowler that scored Paul DeJong. He should be available for Thursday's must-win Game 2.
Rosenthal struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, picking up a save in the win over San Francisco.
Rosenthal made quick work of the Giants, needing just 12 pitches to strike out the side and secure the win. The 30-year-old righty ends the regular season with a stellar 1.90 ERA and 11 saves in 12 opportunities.
Rosenthal (1-0) allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out two over two innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Mariners.
Rosenthal couldn't protect a one-run lead in the 10th inning, but the Padres gave him a three-run cushion in the 11th, and he was able to keep it clean in his second inning to get his first win as a Friar. He has yet to allow an earned run in seven outings with the Padres, and this was the righty's first blown save in 11 chances overall in 2020.
Rosenthal pitched a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Giants.
Rosenthal wasn't needed in the more lopsided Game 1, but he was able to protect a 3-1 lead in the nightcap. He's pitched five scoreless innings since joining the Padres at the trade deadline, racking up three saves and eight strikeouts while allowing only three baserunners in that span. Rosenthal's strong work should keep him locked into the closing role for a while -- Drew Pomeranz picked up a hold with a scoreless sixth inning in Sunday's second contest.
Rosenthal struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to earn the save Wednesday against the Rockies.
Rosenthal was called upon to protect a 5-3 lead and did so on two ground balls and a strikeout. He now has nine saves on the season and both of San Diego's opportunities since being acquired by the team at the trade deadline. Rosenthal should continue to see save chances, though Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan (biceps) could also factor into the closer conversation before the conclusion of the campaign.
Rosenthal struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Athletics.
Rosenthal allowed a leadoff double to Robbie Grossman but retired the next three batters without trouble. It's his eighth save of the year and first as a Padre after he was traded from the Royals at the trade deadline. Rosenthal has a 2.70 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 26 strikeouts through 16.2 innings this year across 17 appearances. Drew Pomeranz, who is also in the closer conversation, allowed a walk and struck out two while pitching a scoreless eighth inning for a hold Sunday.
Rosenthal was officially added to the Padres' 28-man roster Sunday.
The 30-year-old was acquired from the Royals in exchange for Edward Olivares and a player to be named later Saturday, and he's now joined his new team on the road trip in Colorado. Rosenthal had a 3.29 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 21:7 K:BB over 13.2 innings while converting all seven save chances with the Royals, and he'll be in the mix for saves with Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan for the Friars.
Rosenthal was traded from the Royals to the Padres on Saturday in exchange for Edward Olivares and one other player, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Rosenthal had a rough season in 2019, but he turned things around to begin the season as he converted on each of his seven save opportunities while posting a 3.29 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 13.2 innings. The right-hander could claim the closing duties from Emilio Pagan in San Diego since Pagan has had some struggles this season. Greg Holland or Josh Staumont could be options to take over ninth-inning duties with the Royals.
Rosenthal worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday en route to his seventh save of the season. He struck out two batters.
Rosenthal was back where it all started for him in St. Louis, and he made things very interesting by allowing a one-out triple and then plunking Kolten Wong. However, Rosenthal buckled down and retired Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt to shut the door. He now has a 1.46 ERA and it sounds like Rosenthal is one of the more likely relievers to be traded by this year's deadline, with Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reporting that "many" people around baseball expect him to be moved.
Rosenthal picked up the save in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds by recording the final out of the game via strikeout.
Brad Keller nearly went the distance, but after Keller put a couple runners on in the seventh, manager Mike Matheny turned to his closer. Rosenthal shut the door and is now 6-for-6 in save chances with a 0.87 ERA to begin the season. The veteran was DFA'd by the Tigers last year and then was not promoted to the Yankees' expanded September roster, but the Royals had faith and that faith has been rewarded so far.
Rosenthal recorded his fifth save of the season Saturday, walking one and striking out three in a scoreless seventh inning during the second game of a doubleheader against the Twins.
With his fastball topping out at 99.6 mph, Rosenthal seems all the way back to the form he had with the Cards before his 2017 Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old right-hander has converted all five of his save chances this year, and he has a 0.90 ERA and 13:4 K:BB through 10 innings.
Rosenthal issued three walks in the ninth inning against the Reds on Wednesday but escaped with his fourth save of the season.
Rosenthal tried his hardest to give this one away, but the Reds let him off the hook. Cincinnati bunted into a forceout after a leadoff walk, and after two more walks, Christian Colon grounded into a double play. It was a far cry in terms of performance from Rosenthal's first eight appearances, but he got the job done regardless and is now 4-for-4 in save situations this season.
Rosenthal allowed one hit while striking out three over 1.1 scoreless innings against the Twins on Saturday en route to his third save of the season.
Rosenthal got the save for the second straight day and at this point has separated himself as the clear closer in the Royals' bullpen. Manager Mike Matheny has a history with Rosenthal and obviously still has faith in him when the game's on the line; that faith has been rewarded so far as Rosenthal has a 1.29 ERA, 0.57 WHIP and 10:0 K:BB in seven innings.
Rosenthal struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Friday en route to his second save of the season.
Called upon to protect a one-run lead, Rosenthal retired Marwin Gonzalez, Mitch Garver and Nelson Cruz, fanning Cruz on a 97.9-mph fastball. Rosenthal had a 13.50 ERA between Washington and Detroit last season, but he impressed as a non-roster invitee to spring training to earn a roster spot. While Greg Holland got the Royals' first save, manager Mike Matheny seems to have a certain comfort level with Rosenthal in the ninth after their time together in St. Louis.
Rosenthal picked up the save Thursday against Detroit, completing a scoreless ninth inning and allowing one hit while striking out one.
Kansas City's closer situation remains unpredictable -- last year's fireman Ian Kennedy has yet to be given a save opportunity while veterans Rosenthal and Greg Holland have each notched one save -- so it's anybody's guess how (or if) the role will eventually be settled. Rosenthal had not recorded a save since 2017 prior to Thursday's outing, though he has racked up as many as 48 in a single campaign. That could help him earn more ninth-inning chances down the line, especially given his strong spring-training showing prior to the shutdown of play.
Rosenthal separated himself as one of the team's best relievers in camp, according to general manager Dayton Moore, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
He and Greg Holland represented a couple former closers on minor-league deals with camp invites, but only Rosenthal has earned a spot on the 40-man roster already, while Holland has not yet been added. Rosenthal gave up just three hits while issuing zero walks and striking out nine in five innings this spring. It's a very small sample, but those eye-popping numbers and Moore's glowing praise of the veteran reliever make him one to watch if Ian Kennedy falters at all in the ninth inning.
Rosenthal's contract was selected by the Royals on Wednesday.
Rosenthal endured a disastrous 2019, his first season back from Tommy John surgery. In 15.1 innings for the Nationals and Tigers, he posted a 13.50 ERA, a 2.41 WHIP and a 30.6 percent walk rate. He's evidently done enough to convince the Royals things have changed, however. The 29-year-old has 121 career saves and could theoretically enter the ninth-inning picture this season if he is indeed back to his previous level of performance. Eric Skoglund was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Rosenthal (calf) is expected to pitch during Friday's Cactus League game against the Giants, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Rosenthal was expected to pitch during Tuesday's spring game but was scratched due to a calf issue. The quick return to game action indicates the injury was never a serious concern.
Rosenthal didn't pitch Tuesday due to a calf injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Rosenthal apparently wanted to pitch anyway, but it was an unnecessary risk so early in spring training. The veteran right-hander figures to take it easy for a day or two before retaking the mound.
Rosenthal signed a minor-league deal with the Royals on Saturday.
Rosenthal had a disaster of a season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery last year, posting a 13.50 ERA and a 30.6 percent walk rate over 15.1 innings with the Nationals and Tigers. Still just 29 years old and with a career 3.46 ERA over parts of seven seasons in the majors, there's certainly a chance he turns things around this year, but he'll need a significant improvement to be worthy of even a low-leverage role. Rosenthal will receive an invitation to big-league camp as part of the deal and will earn a base salary of $2 million if he's able to make the team.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/08||vs LAD||L 3-12||1.0||2||4||2||1|
|10/02||vs STL||W 4-0||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|10/01||vs STL||W 11-9||1||1.0||2||1||1||1|
|09/30||vs STL||L 4-7||1.0||1||1||2||1|
|09/27||@ SF||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|09/26||@ SF||W 6-2||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/20||@ SEA||W 7-4||1||2.0||1||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Johnson City Cardina||32.0||10||6||0||3||0||1||30||7||23||2.25||0.938|
|2011||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||120.0||22||22||1||7||7||0||133||39||111||4.12||1.250|
|2019||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||5.1||6||0||0||0||0||0||9||6||8||10.59||2.745|