Treinen earned his third save of the year Tuesday night against the Phillies after pitching a scoreless ninth while striking out a batter.
Treinen was called upon to pitch the ninth with Kenley Jansen unavailable after closing out the previous two games. He got the first two hitters out and then managed to work around an Albert Pujols fielding error by striking out J.T. Realmuto to end the game. Treinen is one of the premier setup pitchers in the game, as he is tied for second with 14 holds and tends to pick up the occasional save when Jansen is unavailable or off his game.
Treinen picked up a hold Monday against the Phillies, allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless inning.
Treinen was deployed in the seventh inning with Los Angeles clinging to a two-run lead. He yielded a J.T. Realmuto infield single with one out but retired the following two batters to finish off the scoreless frame. Treinen is tied with teammate Victor Gonzalez for second in the league with 14 holds, and he has registered a 3.04 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB across 27 appearances covering 26.2 innings this season.
Treinen (1-2) took the loss in Tuesday's 3-2 game with the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout in 1.1 innings.
Treinen pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and returned for the ninth but allowed two straight hits to push the go-ahead run across the plate in a tie game. The righty has now surrendered four runs in two innings over his last two appearances and has seen his ERA rise from 1.80 to 3.27 in that stretch.
Treinen (undisclosed) is expected to be available Tuesday against the Cardinals, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 32-year-old was unavailable for Monday's contest because his "body didn't feel right," and manager Dave Roberts declined to provide any specifics on the issue. Regardless, it appears to be a minor concern since Treinen is expected to be available Tuesday.
Manager Dave Roberts said after Monday's 9-4 win over the Cardinals that Treinen wasn't available out of the bullpen due to an unspecified injury, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. "There was a little something in his pregame, his body didn't feel right, and we wanted to give him an extra day," Roberts said.
Roberts' comments wouldn't seem to suggest Treinen is dealing with a major concern, so the expectation is that he'll be good to go for the final two games of the series with St. Louis. Treinen was lit up for three runs while recording only two outs in his last appearance Friday against the Giants, ending a streak of 10 straight outings in which he hadn't allowed an earned run.
Treinen picked up the save Friday against San Francisco by pitching a perfect ninth inning.
Usual closer Kenley Jansen had pitched three times in the previous four days, so manager Dave Roberts declared the right-hander unavailable for Friday's contest. With Los Angeles protecting a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, Treinen was called upon to close out the game in Jansen's stead. He had little trouble doing so, retiring the side on only eight pitches. Treinen has been one of baseball's top setup men this season, registering a 1.89 ERA, 22:5 K:BB and 11 holds across 20 appearances. Jansen has been effective and will continue to log most save chances, but Treinen figures to be first in line when the veteran closer needs a breather.
Treinen picked up the hold Tuesday against Arizona by retiring the only batter he faced.
The right-hander came on in relief with two runners on base and two outs in the top of the seventh inning. He got Nick Ahmed to fly out to right to preserve a 3-1 Dodgers lead. Treinen has been effective in a setup role this season, posting a 2.12 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 22:5 K:BB across 17 innings. He is tied for second in the league with 10 holds.
Treinen struck out two over a perfect ninth inning to secure his first save of the season in Saturday's 14-11 win over the Angels.
Kenley Jansen was likely available out of the bullpen after having not pitched either of the previous two days, but manager Dave Roberts instead elected to go with Treinen for the save chance after Jansen melted down in his most recent appearance Wednesday. Treinen turned in a stress-free ninth inning to put an end to the Angels' comeback from a 13-run deficit, and he may have positioned himself as the next man up for saves if the Dodgers decide to move Jansen out of the closer's role at some point. Despite an ugly 13:13 K:BB in 13.1 innings this season, Jansen's track record prior to 2021 likely gives him more job security than most relievers with his stat line.
Treinen struck out three and yielded one hit in an inning of work, earning a hold in Wednesday's 8-0 victory over Cincinnati.
The righty has allowed just one earned run since a rough first outing of the season in which he yielded two. Treinen's ERA has been gradually declining, and it now sits at 2.70 through 10 innings pitched. His sinker, cutter and slider all boast elite movement and will keep him among baseball's best relievers as long as he commands them down in the zone. Further, playing for a winning team in the Dodgers will present plenty of hold opportunities, especially in the absence of Corey Knebel (lat).
Treinen (1-1) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Padres after giving up a run on three hits across one inning.
He pitched the eighth after a strong start from Walker Buehler, but Treinen allowed back-to-back singles to Jurickson Profar and Victor Caratini before the game-winning run crossed the plate on a double play. Treinen was coming off six straight holds and this outing also ended his streak of scoreless appearances at six.
Treinen struck out two and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning, earning a hold in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Colorado.
The right-handed sinkerballer has strung together four consecutive scoreless outings after a shaky 2021 debut, lowering his ERA to a respectable 3.60. The 32-year-old's best days may be behind him, but his stuff remains elite, and since he's pitching for a team that presumes to hold late leads in the majority of its games this season, Treinen should continue to earn plenty of hold opportunities.
Treinen registered his third hold of the season as he allowed two hits but got out of his one inning damage-free in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Treinen was called upon to pitch the eighth inning and started off a little rocky as he allowed the first two hitters to reach. He was able to buckle down thereafter and battled to get the next three batters out to escape the jam. The 32-year-old has now hurled three straight scoreless outings after a rocky start in which he allowed two runs in a blown save opportunity against the Rockies on April 3.
Treinen (1-0) gave up two runs on one hit and a walk while fanning one through one inning of work Saturday against the Rockies.
Treinen didn't have his best stuff in this game, tossing just eight of his 17 pitches for strikes and getting punished on a two-run home run from Josh Fuentes, but he was still credited with the win after the Dodgers scored the winning runs in the top of the eighth inning. Treinen had a 1.21 WHIP last season to go along with a 3.86 ERA.
Treinen has allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven across five innings in Cactus League play.
The veteran reliever has looked good thus far and appears to have locked down the role as LA's top setup man. Should closer Kenley Jansen falter or get hurt, Treinen figures to be first in line to take over ninth-inning duties.
Treinen signed a two-year, $17.5 million deal with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The deal also includes a club option for a third year worth $8 million. The 32-year-old headed to Los Angeles for the 2020 campaign and posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 22:8 K:BB over 25.2 innings while recording one save and nine holds. Kenley Jansen no longer has a firm grip on the closer's role, and Treinen could step into the job if he continues to perform. Regardless, the right-hander is poised to take on a high-leverage role for the Dodgers in 2021.
Treinen worked around a leadoff single and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday to pick up a save in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Manager Dave Roberts admitted prior to Game 5 that he wasn't certain if the struggling Kenley Jansen would remain Los Angeles' closer, so it wasn't too surprising to see Treinen tabbed for the save situation. After Jansen blew a save chance at night earlier, Treinen turned in a mostly stress-free frame, needing only 12 pitches to put away the Rays. Jansen's long track record as one of the game's top relievers may still make him the favorite to open 2021 as the Dodgers' closer, but his poor form of late likely makes Treinen the team's preferred option for saves for the remainder of the series.
Treinen picked up the hold against San Diego on Tuesday, retiring both batters he faced, including one by strikeout.
Caleb Ferguson got the call to serve as the eighth-inning bridge to closer Kenley Jansen, but Treinen was summoned after Ferguson was forced to leave with an elbow injury. Treinen had little problem retiring both Padres he faced, striking out Greg Garcia on three pitches and inducing Trent Grisham to ground out on his first offering. Treinen has been a key component of the Dodgers' bullpen this season, posting a 2.42 ERA and 1.07 WHIP and notching eight holds over 22.1 innings.
Treinen earned the save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning.
Treinen came into the 10th inning with the Dodgers up 6-4 and retired the side to pick up his first save of the year. The 32-year-old tallied 16 saves with the A's a season ago and has proven himself to be solid under pressure. While Kenley Jansen will remain the closer in Los Angeles for now, it's nice to know Treinen can get the job done. Overall this year, he's pieced together a 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across 20 appearances.
Treinen (3-2) took the loss against Colorado on Saturday, allowing three runs on three hits and notching a strikeout for the only out he recorded.
Treinen had been brilliant in his first season with the Dodgers until Saturday, so the rough outing may just be a bump in the road. The three earned runs allowed by the setup man Saturday were more than he had previously yielded during the entire campaign, and he still holds a 2.55 ERA even after the stumble. Treinen should continue to function in a high-leverage role down the stretch.
Treinen was credited with a hold Thursday against Arizona, pitching a scoreless inning and allowing one hit while also hitting a batter.
Treinen came on in the eighth inning with the Dodgers holding a three-run lead and found himself in immediate trouble, putting the first two runners on base via a single and hit batsman. However, the right-hander recovered by setting the next three hitters down in order to escape unscathed. Treinen is tied for fourth in the majors with seven holds this season and has yielded only two earned runs over 17.1 innings.
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