Vazquez recorded a four-out save with one strikeout, no walks and two hits allowed during a 6-5 victory against the Brewers on Sunday.
A late addition to the All-Star team, Vazquez heads to Cleveland with 20 saves in 21 opportunities during the first half. He allows more baserunners than one might expect given his electric stuff, but he's suffered just one loss as well. Vazquez is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 38.1 innings this season.
Vazquez (2-1) allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts during the 10th inning while taking a loss against the Brewers on Friday.
The 28-year-old has one blown save and one loss this season, and both came against the Brewers. This was also only the second time in 34 appearances in which the lefty gave up three hits. Vazquez is 2-1 with 19 saves, 2.19 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 37 innings this season.
Vazquez allowed a run on two hits and a walk and two strikeouts during the ninth inning in a 5-1 victory against the Cubs on Tuesday.
In typical closer fashion, Vazquez wasn't very sharp in a non-save situation Tuesday night. He walked the leadoff hitter and then gave up a single following a strikeout. Vazquez struck out another batter and looked like he might escape without any further damage, but he ultimately gave up a run-scoring double. Despite the stumble, Vazquez is 1-0 and 19-for-20 in save chances with a 2.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.
Vazquez (2-0) pitched the eighth and the ninth innings Friday, striking out four batters and not allowing a base runner to earn a victory against the Brewers.
With the game tied in the eighth, the Pirates turned to their best reliever an inning earlier than usual. Then when the Pirates took the lead during the ninth, Vazquez remained in the game, nailing down a key road win. Although it took 25 pitches, the outing was his first in five days, so he could be available again Saturday. He has now gone nine straight innings without allowing a run. Vazquez is 19-for-20 in save opportunities with a 1.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 35 innings this season.
Vazquez struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in a 6-3 win over San Diego on Saturday.
The Padres scratched across one run with two outs in the ninth inning to provide the easy save chance for Vazquez. The 27-year-old has a 1.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 49:9 K:BB and is 19-for-20 in save opportunities this season.
Vazquez allowed a hit but still retired the side efficiently in the ninth to record his 18th save in a 2-1 victory against the Padres on Friday.
The left-hander didn't record a strikeout, but he retired the side on just 11 pitches. Vazquez has allowed one run in his last 6.2 innings since suffering his first blown save of the season. He is 1-0 and 18-for-19 in save opportunities with a 1.99 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 31.2 innings this season.
Vazquez struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 17th save of the season in an 8-7 win over the Tigers.
The southpaw closer appears to be back on track, reeling off four straight scoreless appearances after getting tagged for six runs in a six-outing stretch between May 17 and June 5. Vazquez has blown only one save chance all season, and he now boasts a 2.05 ERA and 48:9 K:BB through 30.2 innings.
Vazquez allowed one hit with one strikeout while recording a four-out save during a 5-4 victory against the Marlins on Sunday.
With two off days this coming week, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle went to his setup man Kyle Crick an inning early in the seventh. Crick recorded five outs, and when he couldn't finish the eighth, Vazquez came on to end the frame. Vazquez then faced four batters in the ninth to nail down the save. He is 16-for-17 in save opportunities with a 1-0 record, 2.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 29.2 innings this season.
Vazquez allowed one hit and two walks but didn't yield a run and struck out a batter across 1.1 innings to record his 15th save of the season in a 6-1 victory against the Braves.
The Pirates called upon Vazquez with a runner at second and two outs while ahead by two in the top of the eighth. Vazquez retired the next batter, and then the Pirates added three insurance runs in the bottom of the inning. For how dominating his stuff can be, Vazquez has an inflated 1.21 WHIP, but he is also 15-for-16 in save chances with a 2.30 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.
Vazquez allowed two runs on two hits, including a two-run home run in his first blown save of the season against the Brewers on Saturday.
Neither the 27-year-old nor Brewers closer Josh Hader could stop the PNC Park slugfest Saturday evening, as both dominant lefties blew their first saves of the year. Vazquez has given up three home runs this season, which could be considered a lot (1.1 HR/9) for how great Vazquez has been at times this year, but he's only yielded one run outside of what he's allowed via the long ball. Vazquez is now 14-for-15 in save opportunities with a 2.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 25 innings.
Vazquez gave up a run but recorded his 14th save in an 8-5 victory during the first game of a doubleheader against the Reds on Monday.
The Pirates closer entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth, so despite a four-run lead, it was a save situation. Vazquez struck out Nick Senzel to end that threat, but he did allow a run to score on two hits during the ninth. It only hurt his ERA, though, as Vazquez improved to 14-for-14 in save chances this season. He owns a 1.57 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 23 innings this year.
Vazquez allowed a hit but also struck out the side in his 13th save of the season during a 6-4 victory against the Padres on Sunday.
Back in his familiar save situation, Vazquez was dominant again, recording three strikeouts in one appearance for the fifth time this season. He is nearly perfect this year, going 13-for-13 in save opportunities with a 1.25 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 21.2 innings. He is also 1-0 with only five walks and two home runs allowed.
Vazquez struck out one in a perfect inning to nail down a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.
For the second straight day, Vazquez saved a 2-1 win over the Cardinals. Vazquez, who didn't yield a baserunner in either save. is putting together a magnificent season, as he is a perfect 12-for-12 in save opportunities and has yielded only one earned run in 17 appearances. Vazquez possesses a 0.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 18.2 innings as well.
Vazquez struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 11th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.
The southpaw continues to put together a dominant campaign. Vazquez has yet to blow a save chance while assembling a 0.51 ERA and 29:5 K:BB through 17.2 innings, and he's averaging his usual overpowering 98.1 mph with his heater.
Vazquez pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to record his 10th save of the year in a 5-4 victory against the Rangers on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old only needed 11 pitches to retire the side and threw nine strikes, inducing five swings and misses. If owners have any complaints about the lefty, it's that he's allowed a few too many baserunners this year -- this outing lowered his WHIP to 1.20. He is 10-for-10 in save chances with a 0.54 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.
Vazquez allowed one hit and struck out one in his ninth save in a 6-4 victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has given up a baserunner in most of his appearances, but he's still 9-for-9 in save opportunities with a 0.61 ERA. The only earned run he's allowed this season was a solo bomb to Joey Gallo on Tuesday. Vazquez also has a 1.30 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 14.2 innings this season.
Vazquez allowed two baserunners but still posted his eighth save in a 7-5 victory against the Rangers on Wednesday.
For the second straight day, the Rangers strung together some good at-bats against the dominant lefty. He gave up his first run of the year Tuesday night, and the Rangers had runners at second and third with one out in the ninth Wednesday. However, Vazquez struck out the final two batters he faced to end the afternoon. He is 8-for-8 in save opportunities with a 0.66 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 13.2 innings this season.
Vazquez allowed two hits, including a solo home run, but he still recorded his seventh save of the season in a 6-4 extra-inning win against the Rangers on Tuesday.
The homer, which reached the upper deck, was the first earned run Vazquez has allowed this season. The Rangers hit the dominant left-hander pretty hard, but the three-run cushion and great defensive positioning helped Vazquez move to 7-for-7 in save opportunities. He has a 0.71 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 12.2 innings this season.
Vazquez gave up one hit and one walk in a scoreless inning against the Dodgers on Friday. He struck out a pair of batters.
With Pittsburgh's losing streak reaching six games, the team simply wanted to keep Vazquez sharp in a 6-2 loss to Los Angeles. He'd pitched in only two games totaling 27 pitches since April 14, when he threw 43 pitches against Detroit. While Vazquez was a bit rusty Friday, he hit 100 mph with his fastball. The lefty has yet to allow an earned run in 11.2 innings over 10 outings, registering one win and six saves.
Vazquez struck out the side to post his sixth save in a 4-1 victory over the Giants on Friday.
The lefty is arguably the best closer in baseball right now. He was downright nasty Friday night, hitting corners on every pitch and throwing 11 out of 12 pitches for strikes. Vazquez does possess a 1.13 WHIP, but he still hasn't allowed an earned run in 10.2 innings. He's also 6-for-6 in save opportunities with 18 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.
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