Iglesias earned a hold after striking out two in a scoreless eighth inning against the Twins on Friday. He allowed one hit.
Manager David Bell was operating as if this were a playoff game, and he would have gone to Iglesias for a second inning if the Reds had not tacked on three more runs in the top of the ninth to make it 7-2. With a more comfortable lead, Bell decided to bring in Wade Miley to finish out the game. Iglesias had a bit of a rocky start to the season, but he's been excellent since and now has a 2.93 ERA to go along with eight saves.
Iglesias earned save No. 8 with a perfect inning against the Pirates on Wednesday. He struck out one batter.
Iglesias retired the side on seven pitches, preserving the shutout after Luis Castillo and Archie Bradley combined for eight scoreless innings. After a few early stumbles, Iglesias has been lights-out with just one earned run allowed in his last 11 appearances, going 6-for-7 in save chances in that span.
Iglesias threw two scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing one walk while striking out three en route to his seventh save of the season.
Iglesias retired the side in order in the eighth with the Reds leading 8-5, and he finished the game out after Cincinnati padded its lead with two more runs in the top of the ninth. With that, Iglesias helped snapped an 0-3-6 skid for the team in its last nine series. He's clearly still the closer even with Archie Bradley now in town.
Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Iglesias got groundouts from Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo before a popout by Javier Baez ended the contest. The 30-year-old Iglesias had blown a save his last time out, so it's encouraging to see him put together a clean inning. He has a 4.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and six saves in eight tries this year.
Iglesias allowed two runs, one earned, in Sunday's loss to the Pirates. He was asked to get five outs and came up one short, allowing three hits.
Manager David Bell had a quick hook with Michael Lorenzen in the eighth inning, pulling him with one out and two on after only six pitches, hoping that Iglesias could take care of the final five outs. He got out of the eighth inning fine, but he gave up three singles to begin the ninth to tie the game, and then a sacrifice fly to end the game. Archie Bradley was warming up in the ninth but never called upon. With the Reds off Monday, Iglesias will probably still get the next save chance.
Iglesias tossed one scoreless inning Friday as he earned the save in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Pirates. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one.
Iglesias got off to a rocky start this season, but he's been more consistent recently as he hasn't allowed an earned run in any of his past six outings. The right-hander now carries a 4.15 ERA and has converted on five of his six save chances this year.
Iglesias (2-2) recorded the win Wednesday against the Cardinals after allowing one hit with two walks and two strikeouts over 1.1 scoreless innings.
The 30-year-old entered during the eighth in a 3-3 tie and stranded a runner, and he was able to work through some trouble in the top of the ninth to give the Reds a chance to get the walkoff victory, which they did. Iglesias has a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB over 12 innings while converting four of five save chances, and he's set to remain the team's closer despite the acquisition of Archie Bradley earlier this week.
Before Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, manager David Bell reaffirmed that Iglesias would remain the Reds' closer despite the acquisition of Archie Bradley, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Bell is the rare manager that gave us a pretty clear idea of where this is going. "I don't see anything changing with Iggy's role," Bell said. "This is truthfully how I see it. Like, we're winning a lot of games, other guys are going to get an opportunity to close games. We need to get the lead and challenge our bullpen, because we're set up for it. We're set up to do really well with it. I'm not getting too caught up or concerned with particular roles. But with Iggy, nothing's going to change for him." The only way this might change is if Iglesias suffers a badly blown save or two, but for now he's solid.
Iglesias recorded the final two outs of Friday's game against the Cubs to earn his fourth save of the season.
Robert Stephenson forced Iglesias to get loose (a second time) by allowing three runs in the ninth to make it a one-run game. Iglesias put out the fire on six pitches, and with that, is now 4-for-5 in save chances this year. There have been bumps in the road over the past two seasons, but the Reds have stuck by Iglesias through the tough times. Barring a trade, he'll remain locked into the closer role for the foreseeable future.
Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Friday's 4-2 win over the Cardinals.
Iglesias blew a save in Thursday's game, but he was able to get right back into action with a clear outing Friday. The 30-year-old is now 3-for-4 in save chances this year. He's pitched to a rough 6.75 ERA with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and will likely remain in the closer role despite some mild inconsistency.
Iglesias (1-2) was charged with the loss against the Cardinals on Thursday, recording only one out while allowing three runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout.
Called upon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, Iglesias did nothing of the sort. The right-hander immediately hit Brad Miller with a pitch and walked Tyler O'Neill. He then allowed back-to-back singles, allowing Brad Miller to score. The worst of it came next, when he balked in the tying run. Iglesias managed to fan Dylan Carlson before getting replaced by Nate Jones, who gave up a walkoff RBI single to Kolten Wong, charging the run to Iglesias in the process. It was his first blown save of the season. The 30-year-old sports a 7.71 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with two saves this year.
Iglesias struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Brewers on Saturday to earn his second save of the season.
Iglesias made quick work of Milwaukee's 2-4 hitters to close the door, his third straight scoreless appearance. The right-hander had 12 losses last year and an ERA north of 5.00 in non-save situations, but he looks like a different pitcher when he has a lead to protect. Michael Lorenzen has been struggling (11.81 ERA) and is not a serious threat to Iglesias' job right now.
Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts against Cleveland on Monday to earn his first save of the season.
He struggled in a pair of non-save situations to begin the year, continuing a trend from 2019, but Iglesias can turn it on when has a lead to protect. The right-hander was dialing it up to 96 mph seemingly with ease Monday, inducing six swinging strikes on 14 pitches. Iglesias has pitched three of the last four days after appearing just once over the first week of action.
Iglesias (1-1) threw 1.1 perfect innings in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers to earn his first win of the season. He struck out two batters.
This was good to see after Iglesias struggled in first two appearances of 2020, both non-save situations. Iglesias got the final out of the sixth inning, and after the Reds retook the lead in the top of the seventh, Iglesias returned to the mound and breezed through the 8-9-1 spots in the order to finish out Game 1 of the first seven-inning doubleheader in MLB history.
Iglesias was charged with two runs (one earned) on two hits in one inning in a non-save situation against the Tigers on Friday. He struck out two batters.
A Joey Votto error kept one of the runs off his ledger, but it was not a good outing for Iglesias, who gave up two doubles and a stolen base. The Reds' closer has a 13.50 ERA and zero saves through the first week-plus of action. Iglesias endured similar struggles in non-save situations last year, posting a 5.18 ERA under those circumstances compared to a 3.59 ERA in save situations.
Iglesias gave up a game-losing two-run homer to JaCoby Jones in Saturday's loss to the Tigers. He got through the ninth inning, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out two.
Iglesias entered the ninth with the game tied 4-4 and allowed a single to Austin Romine to lead off the inning, followed by Jones' homer. He then allowed a single to Niko Goodrum before retiring the last three batters. Iglesias also struggled early last season and in spring training in March.
Iglesias pitched in only four games this spring, giving up six runs (two earned) over 3.2 innings. He struck out four while allowing six hits and a walk.
Iglesias remains the closer and probably will get used more traditionally this season, but he has less job security this season than last. The Reds spent heavily on improving the lineup this offseason and expect to win, so if he falters early like he did last season, it's reasonable to expect a change to occur. Moreover, the alternatives behind him are stronger, with Michael Lorenzen, Amir Garrett and Robert Stephenson coming off good seasons and Pedro Strop joining the team.
Iglesias started throwing sooner this offseason in order to be ready sooner in spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I just wanted to get my arm better in form," Iglesias said through interpreter Jorge Merlos. "Really, just want to get here ready to go and in better form."
Iglesias also said that he's better prepared to pitch in non-save situations than he was last year, when he compiled a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP and complained about his usage early in the season. "I felt a little bit awkward last year coming in early because I have a routine every time," he said. "I prepare myself in the sixth and seventh inning to come into the ninth. It was all a learning experience. I'm comfortable in whatever inning I come in. Just like any other closer, you have to be prepared for any time you can come in. I'm comfortable anywhere."
Iglesias allowed two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning in a blown save against the Pirates on Friday.
This outing ruins Iglesias' perfect September. Prior to Friday, he had pitched nine scoreless frames this month, where he had allowed only two hits and one walk with 15 strikeouts. Barring another setback this weekend, Iglesias will still have a great September, but he won't finish with an ERA under 4.00, and he is 3-12 with six blown saves this year. Iglesias also has 34 saves, a 4.23 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 66 innings.
Iglesias struck out the side and didn't allow a baserunner during the ninth inning to earn a save in a 3-2 victory against the Mets on Saturday.
His 3-11 record and 3.99 ERA are flat-out ugly for a closer, but Iglesias has been helpful in the saves and strikeouts categories. He's been particularly great lately, posting seven saves and 15 strikeouts in his last nine innings, all of which have been scoreless. Overall, he's recorded 34 saves, five blown saves, a 1.22 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 65.1 innings this season.
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