Barnes pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Monday's 5-4 win over Toronto.
Barnes needed just nine pitches to protect a one-run lead that materialized on Alex Verdugo's two-run home run in the eighth. The 31-year-old right-hander is now 22-for-26 in save chances with a 2.36 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in 42 innings. He's pitched on each of the last two days, so there's no guarantee he'll be utilized if a save chance comes up Tuesday.
Barnes allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.
With the Red Sox failing to record a hit through seven innings, it didn't look like Barnes would be needed Sunday. A five-run rally in the eighth inning put the Sox ahead, and the 31-year-old had no trouble notching his 21st save in 25 chances. The closer has a 2.41 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 65:11 K:BB through 41 innings this year.
Barnes pitched a perfect inning against Toronto on Wednesday, striking out one batter to earn the save.
The right-hander entered in the ninth inning with the task of preserving a three-run lead and did so with ease, needing only 11 pitches to set down the side in order. The save was his first since July 4 in only his second appearance since that date. Barnes has allowed only one earned run over his past 10 appearances and has a solid 2.54 ERA on the campaign.
Barnes and the Red Sox agreed to a two-year extension Sunday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Barnes has served as team's primary closer to this point in the season, as he's recorded 19 saves in 23 opportunities. He's backed that with excellent swing-and-miss stuff, racking up 62 strikeouts across 37 innings. The extension runs through the 2023 season and also includes a club option for 2024.
Barnes secured the save, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one across one inning against the Athletics on Sunday.
Barnes picked up his 19th save, although he allowed the tying run to get into scoring position before striking out Seth Brown to end the game. The closer has the second-most saves in the American League and is 19-for-23 in save opportunities. He has allowed just one earned run in 7.2 innings over his last eight appearances.
Barnes (4-2) gave up a run and struck out two batters in one inning Friday, earning a win after blowing the save against Oakland.
Barnes coughed up a leadoff, game-tying homer to Elvis Andrus in the ninth inning. It was just the second long ball he's given up in his last 17 appearances. He had converted his previous four save chances and hadn't been charged with an earned run since June 15. His ERA bumped up to 2.75 with a 61:9 K:BB through 36 innings this season. Barnes has 18 saves in 22 opportunities.
Barnes struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to secure his 18th save of the year in a 7-6 win over the Royals.
Barnes entered with a one-run lead and set down all three hitters he faced on strikes while needing only 13 pitches to do so. The 31-year-old owns a 2.65 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and an impressive 57:9 K:BB over 34 innings.
Barnes tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over the Royals on Monday.
Barnes didn't record a strikeout but needed just 10 pitches to finish off the 6-5 win. He's converted his last three save chances after blowing the previous two, making him17-for-20 on the year. The 31-year-old owns a 2.73 ERA and a 54:9 K:BB.
Barnes gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 16th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Yankees.
The right-hander continues to create jams for himself, and over his last seven appearances, Barnes blew two of his four save chances and posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB through 6.2 innings. His early-season dominance may have faded, but as yet there's no indication his grasp on the closer's role is slipping.
Barnes (3-2) allowed one run on a walk and a wild pitch in 0.2 innings to take the loss Thursday in a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Barnes came on to start the ninth inning of a scoreless tie and quickly retired Austin Meadows and Yandy Diaz. Things subsequently unraveled after Barnes walked Manuel Margot, who promptly stole second and advanced to third on Christian Vazquez's errant throw. Margot later came in to score when Barnes bounced a wild pitch in front of Vazquez. Barnes, who has allowed a run in three of his last four outings, still owns a 2.90 ERA and 0.84 WHIP on the season while converting 15 of 18 save chances.
Barnes allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out two to earn the save Tuesday against Atlanta.
Barnes bounced back after blowing an opportunity in his previous outing to record his 15th save of the season. He did struggle a bit, however, as he allowed the leadoff hitter to reach base and ultimately come around to score. Barnes has now allowed one earned run in four of his last seven appearances, which has resulted in two blown saves. Even so, it appears he's still locked into the closer role. Barnes has earned some leeway by maintaining a 3.07 ERA with a stellar 52:7 K:BB across 29.1 innings on the campaign.
Barnes (2-1) blew the save but won Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Yankees, pitching the ninth inning and allowing one run on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts.
Pitching for the third consecutive day, Barnes entered in the ninth to protect a 4-3 lead and coughed up a Gleyber Torres RBI double to knot the score and send the game to extras. Boston was able to plate two runs in the 10th to award Barnes the win despite the blown save. It's safe to say Barnes won't pitch in a make-up game at home against Miami tomorrow, but he should be good to go for a three-game set against Houston starting Tuesday.
Barnes struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.
Brandon Workman walked two batters before Barnes entered the game with two outs in the ninth inning. Barnes retired Kyle Higashioka on five pitches for the save. The right-hander is now 14-for-15 in save chances this year. He's posted a 2.49 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 45:5 K:BB across 25.1 innings as Boston's unquestioned closer.
Barnes struck out three in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Yankees on Friday.
Barnes was called on to preserve a three-run lead in the ninth inning Friday, and he was dominant to pick up his 13th save of the year. The right-hander has converted on each of his four save chances across his last five appearances, and he's allowed just one run with nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings during that time.
Barnes gave up a run on two hits while striking out one in the ninth inning Saturday to record his 12th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Marlins.
It's only the fourth time in 23 appearances Barnes has been tagged for a run. The Boston closer has a 2.63 ERA and stellar 41:5 K:BB through 24 innings this season while converting 12 of 13 save chances.
Barnes earned the save against the Phillies on Saturday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he gave up a hit and a walk while striking out a pair.
Barnes took the ball with a one-run lead in the ninth inning and allowed two of the first three batters he faced to reach base. However, the right-hander managed to get out of the jam by inducing a fielder's choice groundball off the bat of Bryce Harper and subsequently striking out Rhys Hoskins. Barnes is tied for third in baseball with 11 saves while posting a 2.42 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and superb 40:5 K:BB across 22.1 innings.
Barnes walked one and struck out three over one inning to earn the save in Thursday's 8-7 come-from-behind win over Toronto.
The Red Sox were down two entering the top of the ninth, but they plated three and gave Barnes a chance to lock down his 10th save in 11 opportunities. He featured his best fastball of the season as measured by velocity, topping out at 98.7 mph and averaging 98.1. His average for the season is 95.8 mph.
Barnes (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out two in 1.1 innings to take the loss and the blown save against the Angels on Sunday.
Barnes got the last out in the eighth inning and recorded two outs to begin the ninth inning Sunday, but he gave up a single to Mike Trout before Shohei Ohtani blasted a go-ahead home run that proved to be the difference in the matchup. Barnes has converted on nine of his 10 save chances this year and has posted a 2.66 ERA and 0.54 WHIP in 20.1 innings.
Barnes struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his ninth save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Angels.
He fired 10 of 11 pitches for strikes while remaining perfect on the season on save chances. Barnes has been nothing short of outstanding to begin the season, posting a 1.89 ERA and 33:3 K:BB through 19 innings.
Barnes struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Orioles on Sunday.
Barnes hadn't pitched since Wednesday, but he remained effective Sunday to pick up his fifth save in his last seven appearances. The right-hander has posted a 2.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP and 30:3 K:BB in 18 innings across 17 outings to begin the year.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/26||vs TOR||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|07/25||vs NYY||W 5-4||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/22||vs NYY||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/21||@ TOR||W 7-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/11||vs PHI||L 4-5||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|07/04||@ OAK||W 1-0||1||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|07/02||@ OAK||W 3-2||1||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||93.0||20||20||1||5||5||0||91||25||85||3.58||1.183|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||5.1||1||1||0||1||0||0||7||2||3||0.00||0.980|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||108.0||24||24||0||5||10||0||135||46||112||4.33||1.463|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||127.2||23||22||0||8||9||0||103||46||119||3.96||1.297|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||37.2||17||5||0||1||1||0||41||22||36||4.11||1.559|
|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||0.00||2.000|