Pazos has been dependable this season while working in a setup role in front of closer Edwin Diaz, recording 17 holds to go with a 2.68 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 40.1 innings. Rather than out of any dissatisfaction with Pazos' performances, the Mariners likely sent him to Triple-A strictly to clear a roster spot for Roenis Elias (triceps), who returns from the 10-day disabled list to start Sunday against the Dodgers.
Pazos earned his 16th hold in a win over the White Sox on Sunday with a scoreless one-third of an inning. He's now earned six holds and one victory over his nine appearances.
The one stumble for Pazos during that stretch was a big one, as he allowed three earned runs over two-thirds of an inning to the Rockies in Coors Field on July 13. He hasn't given up any runs otherwise in that span, helping lead to an impressive .185 BAA and .199 wOBA allowed over 7.1 innings. It's the latest example of the improvement Pazos has demonstrated this season, a campaign in which his ERA (2.43), WHIP (1.02), holds (16) and BB/9 (1.35) are all at career-best levels.
Pazos, who fired a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit and a walk in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday, now has a 1.13 ERA over the eight innings covering his last 12 appearances.
The 27-year-old southpaw has pitched to some contact (10 hits) during that span, but he's been able to limit the damage to just one earned run. Pazos currently sports a career-best 1.48 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, with both numbers representing significant improvements over last season's respective 3.86 and 1.40 figures. The considerably sharper location Pazos has demonstrated has been one of the more notable aspects of his 2018 body of work thus far, as he's lowered his BB/9 from last season's bloated 4.02 to a minuscule 0.74 over 24.1 frames.
Pazos (1-1) allowed an earned run on two hits over a third of an inning in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. He also recorded a strikeout.
Asked to preserve a scoreless tie entering the eighth, the normally reliable Pazos failed to deliver. After allowing the first two hitters he faced to reach safely, Pazos was able to bounce back and retire Ronald Guzman on a swinging strikeout before getting the hook. However, the run which crossed the plate on a subsequent double that Nick Vincent allowed to Delino DeShields went on Pazos' ledger, snapping his streak of 12 scoreless appearances. Notably, Pazos had recently dealt with food poisoning, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports, but it's unknown if that played a part in his struggles against the Rangers.
Pazos (1-0) fired a scoreless seventh inning in a win over the Twins on Monday, allowing one hit.
Pazos lowered his ERA to 1.17 with his 12th consecutive scoreless appearance. The 27-year-old southpaw has vastly improved his control over last season, lowering his BB/9 from 4.0 to a minuscule 0.6 over his first 15.1 innings. He's also impressively upped his strand rate from 76.5 percent to 90 percent while nearly slicing his WHIP in half from 1.40 to 0.72.
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