Neris struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Marlins on Sunday.
Ranger Suarez has been used in save situations recently, but he had pitched on each of the last two days and was charged with a blown save Saturday. As a result, Neris was brought on in the ninth inning Sunday to preserve the Phillies' three-run lead, and he picked up his 12th save of the year. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander could be the favorite for closing duties going forward, but it was encouraging to see him earn his first save since June 25 in Sunday's series finale.
Neris (1-5) took the loss Saturday, giving up two unearned runs on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in a 4-3 loss to the Mets. He struck out one.
The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning and manager Joe Girardi turned to Neris rather than Jose Alvarado to close the door. Instead, Rhys Hoskins committed a fielding error to put the leadoff man aboard and the right-hander fell apart, walking in the tying run before a Michael Conforto sacrifice fly ended it. Alvarado blew a save attempt Friday after Girardi had suggested the southpaw was now the team's top option in the ninth, and until someone else in the Phillies bullpen shows they can get the job done consistently, Neris will likely remain in the closer mix despite going 11-for-17 on save chances this season.
Neris worked a perfect eighth inning to earn a save over the Mets in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. He struck out one batter.
Neris needed just seven pitches to finish off the Mets and split Friday's doubleheader. It was reported that the 32-year-old had lost his job as the Phillies' closer, but Jose Alvarado blew a save opportunity in the first game Friday. At this point, it's unclear who manager Joe Girardi will lean on moving forward. Neris owns a 3.41 ERA with a 35:11 K:BB through 29 innings.
Manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Neris has been supplanted as the Phillies' closer by Jose Alvarado, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Girardi indicated after Neris blew another save Wednesday that he'd consider making a change at closer, and Alvarado will now be Philadelphia's top option in save situations. Neris went 9-for-11 in save opportunities with a 1.90 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 29:8 K:BB through his first 25 outings of the season, but he blew three saves and surrendered six runs in his past six appearances. The 30-year-old will shift to a different role for now, though he could reclaim the closer's job later on if he can rediscover his earlier form.
Neris (1-4) took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits during the ninth inning to blow the save Wednesday against the Nationals. Manager Joe Girardi said after the game he'll take Thursday's scheduled off day to "think about" making a change at closer, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander threw eight of 10 pitches for strikes, but he caught too much of the plate as Washington tallied two runs on three singles and a sacrifice bunt. Neris now has three blown saves in his past five appearances with six runs allowed over 4.1 innings during that stretch. He had a 1.90 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 29:8 K:BB while going 9-for-11 in save opportunities before his current struggles. Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod are likely to be in the mix for saves if Girardi opts to remove Neris from the closer's role.
Neris earned the save Wednesday against the Dodgers after tossing a scoreless inning, although he hit two batters.
Neris got the save opportunity after blowing two straight chances. While he got the job done here, it wasn't a quiet outing by any means -- he hit two batters and at one point had the game-winning run at the plate. Despite those command issues, Neris only needed 10 pitches to get the job done and now has 10 saves on the season. The veteran reliever owns a 3.04 ERA and has gone 10-for-14 in save chances thus far.
Neris allowed three runs on one hit and two walks during the ninth inning to get tagged with his fourth blown save in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Yankees.
Neris entered with the Phillies up 7-4 in the ninth. The right-hander retired the first batter he faced but then gave up consecutive walks before allowing a game-tying, three-run homer to DJ LeMahieu. It marked the reliever's second blown save in as many opportunities, but he should keep his closer job for the time being, considering he has a solid 3.16 ERA and 33:11 K:BB to go along with nine saves on the campaign. With that said, it won't be surprising if manager Joe Girardi decides to stay away from Neris in Sunday's series finale given that he threw 30 pitches Saturday.
Neris allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two to blow the save Thursday against Atlanta.
Neris was given a one-run lead, but he surrendered a solo homer to Freddie Freeman to blow his third save of the season. Despite the poor results in this outing, Neris has largely been excellent this season as he entered the game having not allowed a run in any of his last nine appearances. He should remain the clear-cut closer in Philadelphia, and he has already collected nine saves on the campaign.
The Phillies reinstated Neris from the paternity list ahead of Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Reliever David Hale was moved to the COVID-19 injured list to reopen a spot on the active roster for Neris, who was only on the paternity list for one day. He should immediately step back in as the Phillies' closer ahead of their series finale against the Nationals. Through 24 outings this season, Neris has been one of baseball's most reliable end gamers, converting nine of 11 save chances while posting a 1.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB across 23 frames.
Neris was placed on the paternity list Saturday.
Neris will be away from the team for up to three days following the birth of his child. Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod could see save opportunities in the near future while Neris is unavailable.
Neris picked up the save Thursday against the Marlins after tossing a scoreless inning that included one walk and a strikeout.
Neris entered the ninth inning with the Phillies leading by one and worked around a leadoff walk to Sandy Leon to finish off the close game. It was the second straight save against Miami for the right-hander, who is 9-for-11 in save chances while sporting a 1.99 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across 22.2 innings of work.
Neris allowed one hit and didn't have a walk or a strikeout during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday in Miami.
The 31-year-old surrendered an infield single with two outs to Garrett Cooper, but he otherwise had no issues with the Marlins. Neris is 8-for-10 in save opportunities with a 2.08 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 26:7 K:BB across 21.2 innings this season.
Neris struck out one in a perfect 10th inning Wednesday to record his seventh save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Nationals.
It didn't look like Neris' services would be needed when the Phillies headed into the ninth inning down 2-1, but the team tied it up in the top of the frame before tacking on three more runs in the 10th to set up the save chance. Neris sports a 2.60 ERA and 21:7 K:BB through 17.1 innings while blowing two of his nine save opportunities so far this season.
Neris picked up the save after giving up two hits and one walk while striking out three in 1.2 scoreless innings Monday night against Milwaukee.
Neris was called upon with one out in the eighth, and while it wasn't a smooth ride, he was able to get the job done. He picked off a runner at first base to record the third out of the eighth, and he would strike out Lorenzo Cain with the bases loaded for the final out of the ballgame. Neris needed 40 pitches to slam the door, the most pitches he's thrown in a game since August of 2015, notes Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. It's reasonable to expect the Phillies' closer to be down for the next few days after exerting this much energy. Following the win, Neris has collected six saves in seven chances this season, working his way to a 1.88 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with an 18:4 K:BB across 14.1 innings.
Neris (1-3) took the loss Saturday as the Phillies fell 5-4 to the Mets, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one in an inning of relief.
Called on with the score tied 4-4 in the top of the ninth, the Phillies' closer served up a solo shot to Michael Conforto on the second pitch he threw. Neris has seen a heavy workload so far, appearing in 14 of the team's first 27 games, and he was pitching for the third time in four days Saturday. Despite the setback, he still carries a 2.13 ERA and 15:3 K:BB through 12.2 innings while converting five of six save chances to begin the year.
Neris did not allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn the save Wednesday.
Neris made quick work of the Cardinals, as he required only nine pitches to set down the side and record his fifth save. He's been excellent from both a results (1.69 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 10.2 innings) and skills perspective early on this season and is locked into save chances for the time being.
Neris allowed one hit and a run while earning a save over the Phillies on Monday.
Neris came into the game with a runner already on first so he wasn't charged with the run that scored on Dylan Carlson's groundout. He's now 4-for-5 in save chances with a 1.86 ERA over 9.2 innings this season.
Neris earned his third save of the season Saturday against the Rockies after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and fanning one.
Neris entered the game with a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and didn't have major problems closing things out, tossing nine of his 11 pitches for strikes. Neris allowed a triple to Garrett Hampson with one out, but he struck out Dom Nunez and sealed the game with a Sam Hilliard pop out to end the threat. The 31-year-old right-hander has gone 3-for-4 in save opportunities this season.
Neris (1-2) took the loss Friday against the Rockies, surrendering a home run and registering a strikeout while only securing one out.
Neris entered a tie ballgame in the bottom of the ninth inning. He was able to retire the first batter, but promptly served up a walk-off home run to Raimel Tapia. Through the 2021 campaign, the 31-year-old owns a 2.35 ERA with 10 strikeouts across 7.2 innings. With Archie Bradley (oblique) on the 10-day injured list, Neris should continue to see plenty of late-inning work and save opportunities.
Neris (1-1) earned the win Wednesday versus the Giants after recording two strikeouts and not allowing a baserunner during the ninth inning.
The 31-year-old entered for the top of the ninth inning amid a 5-5 tie and retired the side in order, putting him on track for the victory when Andrew Knapp walked off the Giants during the bottom of the frame. Neris has converted two of three save chances and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with a 9:3 K:BB across 7.1 innings this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/21||@ NYY||L 5-6||1.0||3||3||0||2|
|07/18||vs MIA||W 7-4||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/11||@ BOS||W 5-4||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/10||@ BOS||W 11-2||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|07/08||@ CHC||W 8-0||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/06||@ CHC||W 15-10||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|07/04||vs SD||L 1-11||0.2||4||6||2||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||97.0||46||8||0||6||4||0||93||39||89||4.55||1.320|
|2014||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||58.0||37||1||0||4||3||2||58||19||50||4.19||1.190|
|2014||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||19.1||11||0||0||2||0||0||12||10||12||1.89||1.152|
|2015||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||37.1||27||0||0||1||3||1||35||24||38||3.64||1.671|
|2018||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||18.2||19||0||0||2||0||1||31||7||9||1.48||0.879|