Rogers walked one batter in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, striking out one and picking up a save over the Royals.
Rogers entered the game after Hansel Robles gave up a leadoff double to Whit Merrifield. He issued an intentional walk to Salvador Perez with two outs and then finished off the inning to preserve the 2-1 win. Rogers is now five for seven in save chances after earning his first since May 29.
Rogers (2-2) was the pitcher of record in Monday's 3-2 win over the Orioles in 10 innings after striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Starter Jose Berrios departed with the game tied 1-1 and a runner on first base when Rogers was summoned from the bullpen. Rogers was quickly able to extinguish a potential Orioles rally, striking out Anthony Santander on three pitches before inducing an inning-ending double play from Maikel Franco. The Twins then plated two runs in the top of the 10th, but Rogers didn't stick around for the save chance, which fell to Hansel Robles. Rather than leaning exclusively on a pitcher in future save scenarios, expect manager Rocco Baldelli continue to mix and match with Rogers and Robles in high-leverage late-inning situations.
Rogers recorded the save Saturday against the Royals despite allowing two runs on two hits with two strikeouts and zero walks during the ninth inning.
The 30-year-old thankfully entered with a 6-3 lead, as Adalberto Mondesi took him deep on a two-run shot to pull Kansas City within a single run. The left-hander was able to finish off the save, and it was the first time since May 13 he surrendered an earned run. Hansel Robles has picked up three saves over the past couple weeks, and he also gave up a run Saturday while notching a hold. Rogers and Robles appear to be splitting the closer's role, though neither likely has a firm grip.
Rogers allowed only one walk across 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save Tuesday against the Orioles.
Rogers relieved Alex Colome with two outs in the eighth inning to protect a two-run lead. He had little trouble doing so, though the tying run did reach base in the final frame after an error and walk. However, Rogers induced a groundout to end the game to secure his third save of the season. The Twins closer role appears to have devolved into a committee, though Rogers and Hansel Robles are likely to account for the majority of the team's saves for the time being.
Rogers (1-2) earned the win Tuesday after tossing a scoreless inning against the White Sox. He allowed one hit and struck out two batters.
Rogers entered a tie game in the top of the ninth inning and worked around a single by Yermin Mercedes to keep Minnesota's hopes alive. The Twins came through in the bottom of the frame with a walkoff RBI single by Jorge Polanco, gifting Rogers with his first win of the year. Though he's the top guy in the Twins' bullpen now, the left-hander has collected only two saves this season, most recently back on May 3 against the Rangers.
Rogers (0-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit over one inning Sunday, striking out two and taking a loss against Oakland.
Rogers entered the ninth inning in a tie ballgame, so he wasn't stuck with a blown save on top of the loss. He allowed a one-out single to Ramon Laureano, who later reached third on a throwing error. Laureano came around to score on a dropped third strike during the next at-bat. Rogers has given up a run in four of his last five outings and hasn't picked up a save since May 3.
Rogers was credited with a blown save Tuesday against the Rangers. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out one across 1.1 innings.
Rogers entered the game with four outs left to close the game out but failed to accomplish that goal, as he struck out Joey Gallo to end the eighth but later surrendered two runs in the top of the ninth. This was Rogers' second blown save of the season, and he's now 2-for-4 in save chances. He's also allowed two earned runs in each of his past two appearances.
Rogers picked up the save after allowing two runs on two hits while striking out one in one inning Monday against the Rangers.
Rogers made the ballgame interesting by giving up a single and a two-run homer before fanning the final batter to nail down a 6-5 victory. Monday marked the first time he's allowed a run on the season, boosting his ERA to 1.74 with 12 strikeouts across 10.1 innings. Rogers has converted on two of three save opportunities and is the presumptive closer with Alex Colome being transitioned to a lower-leverage role last week.
With Alex Colome reportedly moving to a lower-leverage role, Rogers is seemingly poised to serve as Minnesota's closer for the time being.
Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports that Colome will move to a lower-leverage role after giving up 10 hits and six earned runs over his last four innings while converting just 40 percent of his save chances on the season. Meanwhile, Rogers has given up zero earned runs while striking out 11 over 9.1 innings.
Rogers struck out one batter over a perfect 0.2 innings while picking up a save over the Pirates on Friday.
Rogers came into a 2-0 game and quickly finished off the last two Pirates to preserve the win. The 30-year-old southpaw owns a 0.00 ERA and 10:1 K:BB over 8.1 frames. He has one save and three holds on the year, but Rogers could see more save chances moving forward with Alex Colome (5.63 ERA and three blows saves in five chances) struggling out of the gate.
Rogers pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, striking out three and earning the hold in Wednesday's 13-12, extra-innings loss to Oakland.
The lefty has yet to allow an earned run through six appearances in 2021, having struck out nine and walked only one. Rogers has been a reliable option in Minnesota's bullpen since 2016, and he figures to pitch in even more high-leverage situations going forward with top closer candidates Alex Colome and Hansel Robles both struggling. At an average velocity of 95.2 mph, the sidearmer is throwing his sinker harder than ever and appears well on his way to a dominant 2021 campaign.
Rogers threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout in Thursday's Opening Day loss to the Brewers. He appeared in the seventh to face key left-handed batters Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw. "Over the course of this year, we're going to see him, and probably everybody, pitching some different spots when it makes the most sense," manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune afterward.
It was only one game, but Rogers was used in a high-leverage setup spot while Alex Colome was used in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead. Colome blew the save chance, so performance could dictate save opportunities more than anything, but for now it looks like Colome may get the majority of save chances even without Baldelli defining any roles.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli says both Alex Colome and Rogers are line to finish "a lot of games" this season and he is unlikely to give any pitcher the title of closer, MLB.com reports. Rogers threw a scoreless inning with three strikeouts in his spring debut Sunday.
Rogers has led the Twins in saves the past two seasons, but he could be the secondary option to finish the ninth inning after the Twins signed Alex Colome in free agency. Rogers could still share save chances as Baldelli has ignored traditional closer patterns. However, Rogers may be used more frequently earlier in games to face key lefties.
Rogers agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Twins on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The Twins missed the deadline to announce the move, but apparently the two sides did agree to terms. As things stand, Rogers would enter the year as the Twins' closer, with Tyler Duffey set to serve as setup man. However, the contending Twins will likely bring in some reinforcements in free agency that could shake up the pecking order.
Rogers (2-4) earned the win Tuesday against the Tigers. He allowed one unearned run on two hits while fanning one across just one inning.
Rogers pitched the top of the 10th for the Twins and allowed the second-base runner to cross home plate on back-to-back one-out hits, but he bounced back to close the inning rather quickly. The offense backed him up with two runs in the bottom of the 10th, though, so Rogers ended as the winning pitcher in this extra-inning contest. Rogers has nine saves this season and should remain as Minnesota's primary closer heading into the playoffs.
Rogers (1-4) gave up two runs on two hits and a pair of walks in one-third of an inning to take the loss Monday versus the White Sox.
Rogers allowed four of the five batters he faced to reach base, and the two runs he gave up were enough to stick him with the loss. The 29-year-old saw his ERA balloon to 4.86 with a 1.56 WHIP in 16.2 innings this year. He is 9-for-11 in save chances across 18 appearances.
Rogers allowed one run on two hits (one home run) but was still able to shut the door on the Indians for his ninth save of the season Friday.
Rogers allowed a solo shot in the ninth to Jose Ramirez but was ultimately able to get the job done for his ninth save on the year. Rogers dons a 4.11 ERA across 15.1 innings which isn't something to get too excited about but his 19:1 K:BB suggests he does a fantastic job withholding his opponents from getting free passes.
Rogers tossed one scoreless inning Friday as he earned the save in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Tigers. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one.
The Tigers struggled offensively throughout Friday's matinee, and Rogers came on to slam the door as he picked up his first save since Aug. 24. The southpaw bounced back from a rough appearance his last time around and now carries a 4.05 ERA over 13.1 innings this year.
Rogers (1-3) was tagged with the loss Monday against the White Sox. He gave up three runs (all unearned) on three hits while fanning one in one inning.
Rogers has allowed two or more hits in six of his last nine appearances and has given up runs in three of his last four contests, but the 29-year-old left-hander should still be considered the top candidate for saves in Minnesota. He owns a 3.60 ERA in his last five appearances.
Rogers allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Monday, earning the save over Cleveland.
Rogers needed just 11 pitches to roll through the top of Cleveland's lineup, working around a two-out single by Francisco Lindor. It was his first scoreless appearance since Aug. 16, but he's recorded saves in two consecutive days.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/11||vs HOU||L 4-6||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|06/08||vs NYY||L 4-8||1||1.0||3||2||0||0|
|06/06||@ KC||W 2-1||1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|06/05||@ KC||W 5-4||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/31||@ BAL||W 3-2||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/29||vs KC||W 6-5||1||1.0||2||2||0||2|
|05/25||vs BAL||W 7-4||1||1.1||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||10.0||3||3||0||0||1||0||10||4||14||7.20||1.800|
|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||130.2||22||21||3||11||6||0||83||32||119||2.56||1.160|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||145.0||24||24||1||11||6||0||113||37||150||3.29||1.290|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||174.0||28||27||2||11||12||0||126||44||190||3.98||1.345|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||18.0||7||2||0||0||1||0||15||6||24||4.50||1.667|