Jimenez worked around a hit to pitch a clean ninth inning and earn the save in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Astros. He struck out two.
Jimenez struck out the first two hitters of the ninth inning, then got some good fortune when Robinson Chirinos was thrown out attempting to stretch a double into a triple. The 24-year-old righty is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities since the Tigers traded incumbent closer Shane Greene, and Jimenez should remain locked into the role for the rest of the season.
Jimenez will likely be unavailable for Monday's series opener against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It sounds like there's a good chance Jimenez will go unused Monday after getting charged with a loss and blown save in Sunday's series finale against the Rays. With Buck Farmer also likely unavailable, it's unclear who will close for the Tigers should a save opportunity arise.
Jimenez gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his third save of the season in a 2-0 win over the Rays.
The 24-year-old now has three saves in three chances, plus a win, over five appearances since Shane Greene was dealt to Atlanta at the trade deadline. Jimenez's numbers on the season don't jump off the page, but he has been pitching much better lately, posting a 1.59 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB over his last 11.1 innings. Jimenez's hold on the closer role appears to be secure.
Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn the save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Jimenez is now two-for-two in save opportunities since the Tigers moved Shane Greene at the deadline. The 24-year-old righty still has a high 4.76 ERA in what's been an up-and-down season, but he should have the closer's role locked down the rest of the way, albeit on a team that's just 36-81 after Wednesday's victory.
Jimenez notched the save Friday night against the Royals after recording the final out.
Jimenez entered the contest with two outs in the top of the ninth in a three-run ballgame, and he managed to retire the final batter to preserve a 5-2 victory. It was his first save chance since Shane Greene was dealt to the Braves, and Jimenez figures to have the first shot at locking up the Tigers' closer role for the remainder of the season.
Jimenez, who allowed just two hits over his final seven appearances of July, appears set to close for Detroit after Shane Greene was traded to the Braves.
It's been a bit of a rocky year overall for Jimenez, but he leads the team by a wide margin with 15 holds and has long been thought of as the closer in waiting. Further, he worked the ninth inning in a non-save situation July 31 just hours after Greene was officially dealt. Buck Farmer and Trevor Rosenthal are names to keep in mind in case Jimenez hits another rough stretch.
Jimenez allowed four earned runs on four hits while retiring just a single batter in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Indians.
Starter Spencer Turnbull kept the Tigers in the game, but Jimenez quickly let things unravel in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old was greeted by a Francisco Lindor solo home run, then allowed three straight hits after retiring his lone batter of the night. At 29-62, Detroit could very well trade incumbent closer Shane Greene soon, but Jimenez hasn't looked ready to inherit the role with his 5.66 ERA this season.
Jimenez (2-4) allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of work to take the loss Friday against the Twins. He struck out one.
Coming on in the eighth inning of a 3-3 game, Jimenez allowed a solo home run to Nelson Cruz, then gave up a run-scoring single to Marwin Gonzalez. It's mostly been a struggle this season for the 24-year-old righty, who has a 5.33 ERA through 25.1 innings. Home runs have plagued Jimenez, as he's allowed six already after allowing only five in 62.2 innings last year.
Jimenez pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a walk and two strikeouts to record the hold in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Orioles.
Jimenez worked as an effective bridge between starter Matthew Boyd and closer Shane Greene. The righty reliever now has 11 holds this season to go with a 3.86 ERA and 35:10 K:BB through 23.1 innings.
Jimenez (2-2) allowed a run on two hits and a walk to take the loss in Tuesday's 5-4, 11-inning defeat to the Marlins.
Jimenez started the top of the 11th inning off with a strikeout and a groundout. Things changed quickly for the righty, however, as he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas followed by a double to Chad Wallach that brought home the run from first. Jimenez used a good start in 2018 to make the AL All-Star team, but he's been more sluggish out of the gate this year, as he now has a 4.19 ERA through 21 appearances.
Jimenez (2-1) blew the save Saturday against the Twins, allowing one run on two hits with a strikeout and a walk in one inning of work, but he picked up the win when the Tigers took the lead in the top of the ninth inning.
Jimenez was supposed to be the bridge to closer Shane Greene in the eighth inning, but C.J. Cron's solo homer tied the game. The outing raised Jimenez's season ERA to 4.70.
Jimenez has given up three runs while striking out 15 over his last 11 appearances spanning 9.1 innings.
After serving up three runs in one inning in his second appearance of the season March 31 to get tagged with a blown save, Jimenez has asserted himself as the clear top setup option for closer Shane Greene. Along with the big strikeout totals, Jimenez has already racked up six holds, giving him an added boost in leagues that count that statistic as a category. With Greene going a perfect 12-for-12 in his save opportunities to date, Jimenez isn't a serious threat for the ninth-inning role yet. That said, Greene is a prime candidate to get moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, assuming the 13-15 Tigers gradually fade from the playoff picture.
Jimenez allowed two hits but pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Royals to record a hold.
Jimenez allowed three earned runs in his second appearance of the season, but the 24-year-old has otherwise kept the opponent off the board in five games this season, and he has three holds to show for it. Detroit closer Shane Greene is off to an amazing start, with seven saves and a 0.00 ERA through 10 team games, so Jimenez is unlikely to supplant the incumbent anytime soon, though Greene is a trade candidate if the Tigers begin to struggle.
Jimenez pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a walk and two strikeouts to earn a hold in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Yankees.
Jimenez now has a hold and a win this season, and he's held the opponent scoreless in three of his four appearances. However, he allowed three earned runs in his other appearance, which has his ERA inflated to 6.75. The 24-year-old should continue to serve as the setup man to closer Shane Greene, and figures to be next in line for save opportunities if Greene is traded at any point this season.
Jimenez (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout and recorded the win in Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
Jimenez breezed through three New York hitters on just 11 pitches (nine for strikes), then grabbed his first win of the year when Detroit scored twice in the top of the ninth to pull ahead 3-1. The 24-year-old is still stuck behind Shane Greene in Detroit's bullpen pecking order, but that could change if the latter struggles or gets traded at some point this season.
Jimenez has a 1.29 ERA and 0.43 WHIP with nine strikeouts over seven innings this spring.
The 24-year-old has been sharp as he looks to build on a 2018 campaign that started strong but ended with a thud, as he compiled a 7.78 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over his final 22 outings. Jimenez will of course look for more consistent results in 2019, and he could take over as the team's closer if incumbent Shane Greene is traded or if he simply outperforms Greene and the rebuilding Tigers opt for the younger option.
Jimenez (arm) is listed among the Tigers' available bullpen arms for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez has been limited to only two appearances so far during Grapefruit League play while managing muscle soreness in his right arm. The 23-year-old hasn't reported any setbacks since reporting to spring training in February, so he'll presumably be able to get enough innings in over the rest of Grapefruit League play to erase any concern about his availability for Opening Day. Jimenez is set to work as one of the Tigers' top setup options for closer Shane Greene this season.
Jimenez has been nursing some minor muscle soreness in his right arm since reporting to spring training last week and will be eased into Grapefruit League action, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Jimenez was at least able to complete his third bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, so the arm issue shouldn't be viewed as a major concern. He'll still need to progress to facing hitters in live batting practice before the Tigers sign off on his spring debut, which could happen as soon as next week. Jimenez is projected to serve as the top setup man for closer Shane Greene this season.
Jimenez (5-4) allowed a run on two hits in Saturday's game against the Royals to register a blown save, but he picked up the win when the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
While the win is nice, the poor outing continued a disturbing trend for Jimenez since he made his first All-Star Game appearance in July. In the second half, the 23-year-old reliever has a 7.58 ERA, and his season ERA has climbed from 2.72 to 4.21 in the process. The Tigers likely want Jimenez to step into the closer's role at some point, but his rough finish to the season has cast some doubt on his readiness for finishing games.
Jimenez (4-3) took the loss Friday against the White Sox. He retired just a single batter and allowed four earned runs on three hits a walk.
Jimenez started the eighth inning with a strikeout, but he then allowed back-to-back singles, a walk and a double before getting the hook. The 23-year-old reliever, who made his first All-Star Game appearance in July, now has a 4.22 ERA for the season. He's really struggled since the All-Star break, as he's now allowed 12 earned runs over 10.1 innings of work.
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