Pazos was credited with his ninth hold in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Rangers, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning and recording a strikeout.
The hard-throwing lefty needed just five pitches, all which he threw for strikes, to get two outs and log his second hold in the last three outings. After some ups and downs earlier in the season, Pazos has settled down since Aug. 1, surrendering just two runs (one earned) over the 12.1 innings encompassing his 13 appearances since then, while also racking up a 16:5 K:BB over that span.
Pazos allowed an earned run on two hits over an inning in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Orioles. He also recorded a strikeout.
Despite allowing a solo home run to Welington Castillo in Tuesday's appearance, Pazos has enjoyed his best stretch of the season in August. The 26-year-old southpaw has a 2-1 record, 0.90 ERA and 11:4 K:BB in 11 innings during the month, lowering his ERA from 4.12 to 3.47 in the process.
Pazos (3-3) fired a scoreless inning in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Royals in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Pazos breezed through his one frame, needing just five pitches to get three outs. The 26-year-old has put together a pair of strong outings to open August and has already lowered his ERA from 4.12 to 3.89 during that stretch.
Pazos fired 1.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts.
The beleaguered reliever has run into some tough sledding as of late, so Wednesday's outing was a welcome sight. The 26-year-old got four outs on a relatively efficient 19 pitches, leading to only his second scoreless effort of at least one inning in his last eight appearances overall. Pazos coaxed his ERA back under 4.00 (3.98) while notching multiple strikeouts for the second time in his last three trips to the mound.
Pazos allowed an earned run on three hits over an inning in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Mets. He struck out two.
The 26-year-old right-hander had produced a scoreless effort in his last appearance, but he was back to pitching to contact Sunday. Pazos has given up 10 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits and four walks over 6.1 innings across nine appearances in July, which has led to a 9.95 ERA during that stretch. While he boasts an excellent fastball, pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, manager Scott Servais and even Pazos himself have recently noted that he needs to incorporate his slider a lot more frequently in order to keep hitters from sitting on his power pitch.
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