Pagan was credited with his seventh hold in a win over the Red Sox on Monday, opening the ninth inning but retiring just one hitter and allowing two hits before being pulled.
Pagan was in line for his 21st save when he entered the game with the Rays holding a 7-4 lead. However, the right-hander allowed singles to Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts to open the frame, and although he was able to get J.D. Martinez to foul out, manager Kevin Cash opted to bring in Colin Poche to slam the door. Except for a hiccup against the Red Sox in the opener of the four-game series last Friday, Pagan has been solid in September, collecting four saves, one win and Monday's hold while generating a 2.61 ERA across 10.1 innings.
Pagan blew the save after surrendering two runs on two hits while striking out one over one inning Friday against the Red Sox.
Pagan was called on in the top of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, but he'd give up a two-run homer to tie the game on the way to his eighth blown save of the 2019 campaign. Fortunately, his team would plate the winning run two innings later. The 28-year-old has now given up three runs in his last two outings (three innings), though he owns a 2.43 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 92 strikeouts over 66.2 innings this year.
Pagan struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 20th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Angels.
He's been impressive since the beginning of August, converting 12 of 13 save chances with a 2.29 ERA, 0.56 WHIP and 28:1 K:BB through 19.2 innings. Pagan's emergence as full-time closer has given the Rays' bullpen some structure and been a key factor in the team's push for a wild-card spot.
Pagan (4-2) was credited with the win in an extra-innings victory over the Rangers on Tuesday, firing a perfect 10th inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Pagan worked up to 20 pitches during the frame, and his ability to preserve the 3-3 tie he inherited paid off in the form of a victory when the Rays were able pull ahead in the 11th inning. Pagan now has six consecutive scoreless appearances and has allowed just one hit and one walk during those outings, recording six saves along with Tuesday's win in the process.
Pagan pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to record his 19th save in a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
The 28-year-old took the mound with the bases loaded and no outs, so Pagan entered in a save situation despite also having a five-run lead. He made quick work of the Blue Jays, not letting any of his inherited runners score in his sixth straight successful save situation. Pagan is 3-2 with a 2.19 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 85 strikeouts in 61.2 innings this season.
Pagan allowed one hit and a walk across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
The right-hander effortlessly worked around a double and a walk to earn his 18th save of the year. Despite a rough span earlier this season, Pagan has been on fire, converting five straight save chances and 11 of his last 12.
Pagan fired a scoreless ninth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts to earn his 17th save in a win over the Orioles in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Pagan needed a modest 12 pitches to mow through Jonathan Villar, Mason Williams and Anthony Santander and generate his third straight scoreless effort. The 28-year-old has also converted four straight save opportunities and 10 of his last 11 overall, following a rough stretch earlier in the season.
Pagan had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner as he recorded the final two outs to earn the save Saturday against Cleveland.
Pagan never should have been needed Saturday as the Rays started the eighth inning with a 9-2 lead, but he was nonetheless called upon to finish the game and did so with only eight pitches. The 28-year-old has converted 16 of 23 save opportunities with a 2.34 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 81:12 K:BB over 57.2 innings.
Pagan earned the save against Houston on Thursday, pitching 2.1 innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out three.
Pagan entered with two outs and two Astros on base in the seventh inning with the Rays clinging to a one-run lead. He retired Jose Altuve to end the threat, then gave up a single run over the next two innings to pick up his 15th save. It was the seventh time Pagan has worked two or more innings this season, though Thursday was the first such appearance that resulted in a successful save. He may be looked to for more extended outings in September as long as Tampa Bay remains in the thick of the race for a wild-card spot.
Pagan pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 14th save in a 5-2 victory against the Orioles on Thursday.
After giving up three runs in a blown save Wednesday, the Rays couldn't have put their closer in a better situation Thursday. Pagan received another save chance to quickly get back on the horse, and he had a nice three-run lead in which to work. He responded with an uneventful ninth. Pagan has seven blown saves, but that's a little misleading, as not all of his opportunities have been conventional save chances. He owns 14 saves, a 2.30 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 54.2 innings this season.
Pagan (3-2) earned the win against the Mariners on Wednesday despite also being charged with a blown save, allowing three runs on three hits while recording one strikeout during the ninth inning.
Fortunately for Pagan, after he gave up a two-run lead, the Rays rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to afford him the victory. Prior to Wednesday, Pagan had converted seven straight saves and allowed just one run in his last 10 innings. He has 13 saves with a 2.35 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 53.2 innings this season.
Pagan earned the save against San Diego on Tuesday, striking out all four batters he faced on 17 pitches.
Pagan completely dominated the heart of the Padres lineup, tossing strikes on 13 of 17 pitches while whiffing each hitter who came up against him. After a rough July in which he blew three of seven save opportunities and registered a 4.38 ERA, Pagan has returned to his dominant ways in August, converting all five save chances while allowing only one run in 6.2 innings and racking up 12 strikeouts.
Pagan notched the save against Seattle on Sunday, retiring one batter in the 1-0 victory.
After Ryan Yarbrough dominated the Mariners for 8.2 innings, Pagan was brought in to retire Omar Narvaez and preserve the win. He induced a groundball on his second pitch to pick up his 12th save of the season. In his first stint as a closer, Pagan has converted 12 of 18 save opportunities while posting a 2.01 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 68:12 K:BB over 49.1 innings.
Pagan struck out two in a perfect inning, shutting the door on a 5-4 win over the Mariners on Saturday to earn his 11th save.
Pagan gave up a run against the Mariners in Friday's contest, but he kept things much cleaner to record his second save in as many days. The 28-year-old has a 2.02 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 68 strikeouts over 49 innings this season.
Pagan allowed a solo home run while striking out one in an inning of relief Friday, recording his 10th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Mariners.
The right-hander entered the contest with a three-run lead, and he'll be thankful he had the cushion after getting taken deep by Ryan Court. Pagan has been no stranger to making things interesting, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks over his last 10.1 innings. The 28-year-old has limited the damage well this season with a 2.06 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over 48 innings.
Pagan struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Saturday against the Marlins.
Pagan was staked a two-run lead and gave up a two-out triple to Jon Berti, but he was able to get the final out to strand him at third base. The 28-year-old has a 1.96 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62:12 K:BB over 46 innings and is 9-for-15 in save opportunities.
Pagan allowed three hits but recorded a four-out save with one strikeout during a 6-5 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old yielded an infield single with inherited runners aboard in the eighth, but Pagan stranded the bases loaded. In the ninth, the Red Sox made things interesting with two outs, but again, Pagan stranded the go-ahead run in scoring position. While he does have six blown saves this season, Pagan has eight saves and seven holds as a member of the Rays' closer committee. He also has a 2.05 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 44 innings this season.
Pagan struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his seventh save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
After blowing his last two saves chances, Pagan was back on track in this one. The right-hander continues to pile up strikeouts, posting a 23:2 K:BB over his last 11.2 innings. However, he's also served up four homers during that span, making him a volatile source of saves for fantasy bullpens.
Pagan was charged with his sixth blown save of the season in an extra-innings loss to the White Sox on Saturday, allowing an earned run on a solo home run and recording a strikeout over two-thirds of an inning.
Entrusted with a 1-0 lead and just two outs away from a save when he entered in the top of the ninth, Pagan surrendered a game-tying solo homer to James McCann after striking out Jose Abreu to start his outing. It was the third blown save opportunity for Pagan in July, with all having come in the last seven appearances. The 28-year-old still sports an impressive 2.06 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, but his recent stumbles could lead to ninth-inning chances tilting more in Diego Castillo's favor until Jose Alvarado (oblique) is ready for a return.
Pagan struck out the lone batter he faced on the way to a save Sunday against the Orioles.
Pagan was called upon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a three-run ballgame, and he was able to fan Trey Mancini for the final out. The 28-year-old right-hander has now turned in three consecutive scoreless outings, improving his ERA to 1.69 over 37.1 innings this season.
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