Workman (1-4) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, recording one out in the eighth inning before serving up a walkoff two-run home run to Yadiel Hernandez.
Hector Neris has been the Phillies' primary closer lately, but after he held the Nats scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings, Workman got the call in the eighth and once again failed to get the job done. The right-hander has blown three of his eight save chances since coming over from the Red Sox and given up homers in three of his last four appearances. With the Phillies' playoff chances suddenly in freefall after being swept in Tuesday's twin bill, Workman may be kept far away from any leads the team does build over the final days of the season.
Workman (0-1) took the loss against the Mets on Thursday, retiring only one batter while allowing three runs on three hits and striking out one.
Workman entered the contest in the ninth inning with the score knotted at six and surrendered a home run to Brandon Nimmo on the second pitch of his outing. He was unable to settle down thereafter, allowing two more hits -- including a run-scoring triple -- before exiting the contest. While Workman has converted five of six save opportunities since joining Philadelphia, he has been far from the shutdown closer the Phillies had hoped for. Over 11 appearances with the team, Workman has allowed eight earned runs and 18 hits over 10.1 innings while posting a troublesome 11:8 K:BB.
Workman (1-2) took the loss and blew the save against Miami on Thursday, pitching one inning and allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out one.
Workman was called upon to protect a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning with the bases loaded. He allowed all three inherited runners to score on a Starling Marte double, then walked Jesus Aguilar before registering his first out. The shaky outing continued in the ninth when Workman gave up the winning run on a pair of singles and a walk. Since joining the Phillies on Aug. 21, Workman has successfully converted five of seven save chances while surrendering five earned runs and issuing a concerning eight walks in 10.1 innings.
Workman struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his ninth save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Mets.
The 32-year-old appears to be settling in as the Phillies' closer. Workman has converted five straight save chances, and over his last six appearances he's posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB.
Workman allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning as he earned the fourth save Wednesday against the Nationals.
Workman retired the first two batters he faced but then allowed a double to Kurt Suzuki and walked Brock Holt before getting Luis Garcia to ground out to end the game. Workman now owns a 4.50 ERA and has converted four of his five save chances since being traded to Philadelphia on Aug. 21.
Workman allowed one hit and one walk and struck out during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against Atlanta.
It was hardly a proficient performance as he delivered only nine of his 19 pitches for strikes, but the right-hander was able to keep the Braves off the board all the same. Workman has now made five appearances since being acquired by the Phillies on Aug. 21, and he's converted three of four save chances with two runs allowed on 10 hits and four walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings. Overall this season he has a 4.09 ERA and 2.18 WHIP over 12 outings between Boston and Philadelphia.
Workman pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing two hits but also striking out two as he picked up his second save in a Phillies uniform Wednesday.
Workman allowed a leadoff double to Howie Kendrick in the ninth and quickly found himself in a jam with runners on the corners and one out. Fortunately, the right-hander was able to work himself out of trouble by striking out the next two hitters to earn his sixth save of the season (second with Philadelphia).
Workman allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning, picking up the save in Sunday's 5-4 win over Atlanta.
Workman had two outs and two runners on when Freddie Freeman doubled in Adeiny Hechavarria to cut the Phillies' lead to one. Dansby Swanson was out on a play at the plate, which prevented Workman from blowing his second save chance since he was traded from the Red Sox. Workman hasn't made it easy, allowing eight baserunners in 2.1 innings with the Phillies. He was brought in to be the closer, but Hector Neris could continue getting looks if Workman doesn't clean up his pitching.
Workman (0-1) took the loss and blew his first save of the season Saturday as the Phillies fell 6-5 to Atlanta, getting charged with one run on four hits and a walk over 1.1 innings. He struck out two.
Philadelphia's newest late-inning arm fit right in with the rest of the team's combustible bullpen in his first appearance since coming over from the Red Sox. Hector Neris started the eighth inning protecting a 4-2 lead but immediately gave up three straight hits and a run before recording an out. Workman then got the call to replace him and gave up a two-run double to Matt Adams on his first pitch to blow the save. The Phillies rallied in the top of the ninth to tie things up, but the right-hander then finished the implosion with a messy bottom of the frame that saw him load the bases before Adam Duvall delivered a walkoff single. It's not clear whether manager Joe Girardi will turn to Neris or Workman in the next save situation, but the former Boston closer could hardly have made a worse first impression on his new skipper.
Workman was traded from the Red Sox to the Phillies on Friday in exchange for Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold.
While Workman should play a fairly prominent role in the Phillies' bullpen, his fantasy value could take a hit since Hector Neris has been the closer in Philadelphia. Workman made seven relief appearances for the Red Sox this season, posting a 4.05 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 6.2 innings while converting on each of his four save chances. Neris has struggled recently, which could open the door for Workman to compete for save chances in Philadelphia. Matt Barnes could be the favorite for save chances with the Red Sox in the near future.
Workman retired all three batters he faced and had one strikeout during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
The right-hander came into Wednesday having pitched only one time since Aug. 8, but he needed only 11 pitches to retire the Phillies in order. Workman has converted all four of his save chances and has allowed three runs on eight hits with an 8:4 K:BB through 6.2 innings this season.
Workman gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his third save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
He needed a little help from Alex Verdugo to keep the outing clean, as the right fielder robbed Travis Shaw of a homer to lead off the inning, but Workman still got the job done. The right-hander has yet to blow a save and has a 1.80 ERA and 7:3 K:BB through five innings to begin the season.
Workman allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth earning to earn the save Thursday against the Mets.
Workman entered the game with a two-run lead and had little trouble securing his second save of the season. He did surrender a hit to Brandon Nimmo with one out, but struck out Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso to close the game. Workman is secure in his role as the team's closer and should continue to see plenty of save chances.
Workman allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two to record his first save of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Mets.
A pitching duel between Nathan Eovaldi and Jacob deGrom turned into a back-and-forth affair in the late innings. Workman loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth and limited the damage to snap Boston's four-game losing streak. In two appearances thus far, Workman has given up one run on three hits and two walks over two innings.
Workman allowed four runs in one inning during Friday's intrasquad game, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Workman was tagged for a three-run homer by Michael Chavis and has yet to pitch a clean inning in summer camp. "His stuff is fine. I talked to [pitching coach Dave Bush] about it," said manager Ron Roenicke. "He's just missing location. It's coming out nice. Locations aren't very good, and our hitters are not missing anything. But the velocity is there. He threw some nice curveballs." It should be noted that Workman, who will open the season as Boston's closer, does not have a long track record at the back end of the bullpen. The right-hander solidified the role over the second half of last season.
Manager Ron Roenicke committed to Workman being utilized as his primary closer to start the season, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The veteran right-hander was dominant last season with a 1.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 104:45 K:BB over 71.2 innings and locked down the closer's role with 13 saves over the second half, so it's hardly a surprise he'll be working in the ninth inning again in 2020. Workman sits just under 93 mph with his fastball but still posted a 36.4 percent strikeout rate in 2019.
Workman struck out two and did not allow a hit or walk over one scoreless inning in Sunday's spring game against Atlanta.
Workman made his first appearance of spring, backing up Nathan Eovaldi's three shutout innings with one of his own in the fourth. He's expected to open the season as Boston's closer, but he doesn't possess a high-end fastball and only landed the closing role in 2019 when the Red Sox cycled through back-end options.
Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke said Workman will open the season as Boston's closer, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Workman finished out the 2019 season as the closer after the Red Sox started the season without a set end-game option. "I think so," Roenicke said about Workman's candidacy for the role. "I think what he did last year deserves that shot to be the closer. I think it's always more ideal if you have roles for those guys." The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 2.01 ERA with 13 saves (two blown) during the second half of the season. He doesn't own overpowering stuff, but Workman was able to fool opponents on the way to a career-best 13.1 K/9.
Workman agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
This was his third and final year as an arbitration-eligible player. He will be a free agent after the season and should get plenty of high-leverage opportunities with Boston.
Workman walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 16th save of the season in a 12-10 win over the Rangers.
Manager Alex Cora suggested that Workman's usage was going to be limited over the final week, but after the right-hander pitched twice this weekend against the Rays, he found himself right back on the bump Tuesday. It's hard to blame the manager for sticking with what works -- Workman has a 0.00 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB over 10.1 innings in September, and is a perfect 7-for-7 in converting save chances.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/22||@ WAS||L 7-8||1||0.1||1||1||0||1|
|09/20||vs TOR||L 3-6||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/17||vs NYM||L 6-10||1||0.1||3||3||0||1|
|09/12||@ MIA||W 12-6||1.0||3||1||1||1|
|09/10||@ MIA||L 6-7||1||1.0||3||1||2||1|
|09/07||@ NYM||W 9-8||1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|09/04||@ NYM||W 5-3||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||24.0||11||0||0||1||0||2||26||4||24||4.50||1.167|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||113.2||20||20||0||7||7||0||107||20||104||3.42||1.095|
|2012||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||7.1||4||0||0||0||0||0||8||2||4||1.27||0.845|
|2012||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||55.2||27||1||0||4||2||1||47||25||49||3.91||1.341|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||25.0||5||5||0||3||1||0||23||5||23||3.96||1.120|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||35.1||6||6||0||3||1||0||34||13||39||2.82||1.482|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||65.2||11||10||0||5||1||0||74||17||51||3.45||1.043|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||61.1||11||11||0||7||1||0||55||17||61||4.12||1.277|
|2016||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||10.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||5||7||15||9.00||2.200|
|2016||R-GCL Red Sox||2.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||0||2||4.50||1.000|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||29.0||18||0||0||4||1||2||35||13||16||1.55||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||30.0||17||0||0||2||1||1||34||5||21||3.90||0.867|