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September 11, 2020 11:36 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Hit hard again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez allowed three earned runs on two hits while recording just two outs in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Jimenez had looked a little better recently with a 3.86 ERA over his last six appearances (4.2 innings) entering play Thursday, but as has been the case too often this season, he was hit hard in the matinee. The former Detroit closer fell victim to two home runs, and he's now given up seven long balls in just 15 innings this year. With an ugly 10.80 ERA, Jimenez is likely to remain in a lower-leverage role for the Tigers, while Bryan Garcia, Jose Cisnero and Gregory Soto share save opportunities.

September 6, 2020 02:52 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Takes loss in second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez (1-3) allowed an unearned run on one hit and took the loss in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Jimenez pitched the eighth inning of a 2-2 game, and because it was technically extra innings, Minnesota started the frame with a runner on second. A little seeing-eye single up the middle did Jimenez in, and he didn't get any help from center fielder Derek Hill, who bobbled the ball as he tried to come up firing to home. It's a tough-luck loss for the 25-year-old in a season that's been a disaster of late. Jimenez now has a 10.80 ERA, and he's on the outside looking in at the closer role in Detroit.

September 3, 2020 12:20 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Dealt loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez (1-2) allowed a run on a hit and a walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. He also hit two batters.

Jimenez had little control in his brief appearance, and the bases-loaded sacrifice fly he allowed to Eric Sogard was enough to stick him with the loss. The 25-year-old Jimenez was pulled from the closer role a week ago and has only made three appearances since. In that span, he's allowed two runs in two innings. Jimenez has an 11.81 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 11 strikeouts across 10.2 innings this season. With no closing duties expected in his future, he's a non-factor in the fantasy game.

August 26, 2020 11:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Pulled from closer's role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez is no longer the Tigers' closer, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

The 25-year-old allowed seven runs in his past two outings and appeared during the sixth inning Wednesday, with manager Ron Gardenhire confirming the change after the game. Jimenez has a 12.46 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB through 8.2 innings this season and will look to get back on track in lower-leverage spots. Gregory Soto is a likely candidate to receive save chances based on matchups, though Jose Cisnero and Buck Farmer are also expected to be in the mix.

August 24, 2020 07:04 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Hit hard again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while retiring a single batter in Sunday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.

Jimenez got the ninth inning with the Tigers up 7-1, but he promptly walked the first two batters and then allowed a three-run home run to Greg Allen before getting pulled with one out. The 25-year-old is ostensibly still the closer in Detroit, but with an atrocious 12.46 ERA, it's hard to see manager Ron Gardenhire having much confidence in Jimenez moving forward. Buck Farmer would likely take the reins in the ninth inning if the team decides to make a switch.

August 21, 2020 12:24 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Shelled by White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in Thursday's loss to the White Sox. He struck out one.

Jimenez has served as Detroit's primary closer this season, but with the Tigers entering the day on an eight-game losing streak, the reliever came into the game with his team down 5-0 in the eighth. After striking out Adam Engel to begin the frame, Jimenez could not record another out. He was lifted from the game after Eloy Jimenez took him deep for a two-run homer. The right-hander now holds a messy 9.72 ERA on the campaign, and given his struggles, it would not be surprising for manager Ron Gardenhire to look elsewhere next time the Tigers come across a small lead in the ninth inning.

August 10, 2020 03:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Bounces back to record save Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Pirates.

Jimenez last pitched Friday, when he allowed three earned runs and blew his first save of the season, so it was good to see the Detroit closer bounce back Sunday and record his fifth save of the year. He still has a bloated 6.43 ERA through seven appearances and his velocity has been a bit down to begin the season, but he should stick in the ninth inning with the Tigers lacking a ton of other great options in their bullpen.

August 9, 2020 04:04 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Blows first save Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez struck out two but gave up a game-tying two-run home run to Adam Frazier in the ninth inning of Friday's 17-13 extra-innings win over the Pirates.

The right-hander came within one strike of fanning the side and securing his fifth save of the season, but instead Bryan Reynolds and Phillip Evans poked consecutive two-out singles to set up Frazier's blast and saddle Jimenez with his first blown save. The Tigers' closer now carries an unsightly 7.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through six innings with a 4:1 K:BB, and it's worth noting that his velocity remains down -- he topped out at 95.7 mph with his fastball Friday, a figure that would have been more reflective of his average fastball in prior seasons, and the four-seam fastball Frazier tagged registered at only 91.9 mph.

August 2, 2020 10:40 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Takes loss Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez (0-1) was charged with the loss in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds. He allowed one run on three hits with no walks or strikeouts in one inning.

After Detroit tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a Nick Castellanos error, Jimenez gave the lead right back the next half inning. He is 4-for-4 in save chances on the young season, but Jimenez is worth keeping a close eye on as his velocity is down a tick and the swing-and-miss has been noticeably absent (just two swinging strikes on 17 pitches Sunday).

July 29, 2020 10:24 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Notches fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Royals.

The Tigers are off to a 4-2 start, and Jimenez has saves in all of the team's wins. The hard-throwing righty has been up and down since arriving in the majors in 2017, but he has the stuff to be a dominant closer, as evidenced by the 82 strikeouts he recorded in just 59.2 innings a season ago.

July 29, 2020 05:32 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Locks down third save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez did not allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn the save Tuesday against the Royals.

Jimenez was called upon to protect a one-run lead and did so with little trouble, needing only eight pitches to retire the side in order. It was a bounce-back outing for Jimenez, who allowed an earned run on two hits in last outing -- though he did successfully hold the lead. Jimenez has earned a save while closing out all three of the Tigers' wins this season.

July 26, 2020 06:16 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Nabs second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez worked around two hits and a run to secure the save in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Jimenez was spotted a two-run lead, and he quickly gave up consecutive doubles that cut the lead in half. However, the righty buckled down and stranded the tying run at second base to secure his second save in as many days. Jimenez often makes things interesting in the ninth inning, but the rebuilding Tigers will likely give the 25-year-old a decently long leash to establish himself as the team's closer.

July 26, 2020 10:08 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Picks up first save of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez worked around a walk to throw a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against the Reds on Saturday.

The Tigers took the lead against Raisel Iglesias in the top of the ninth. Jimenez entered the game and did not turn in his prettiest outing; he threw five straight pitches out of the strike zone at one point and left a hanging pitch that Eugenio Suarez just missed on the final flyout. Still, Jimenez got the job done and is firmly entrenched in the closing role for Detroit.

March 23, 2020 08:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Registers strong spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez posted a 1.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP to go along with five strikeouts across six innings this spring.

Jimenez looked sharp in the small Grapefruit League sample and will be Detroit's unquestioned closer whenever the 2020 regular season is able to begin. Any closer has value in fantasy, but Jimenez's struggles in 2019 (five blown saves in 14 opportunities) along with his team context make him a bit of a risky pick compared to other end-game options.

February 24, 2020 11:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Strikes out one in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez pitched a scoreless inning in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros. He allowed a hit and struck out one.

For the first time in his MLB career, Jimenez will enter the season as the closer. He struggled some in the role last year, blowing five of 14 save opportunities, though the 25-year-old did record an impressive 82 strikeouts across 59.2 innings. Like a lot of younger pitchers, the key for Jimenez will be controlling his dynamic arsenal, which is something he'll work on this spring.

September 29, 2019 01:52 AM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Notches ninth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez served up a solo homer but allowed no other baserunners in the ninth inning to earn the save in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Jimenez gave up a one-out homer to Yoan Moncada but still only needed 11 pitches to work through the ninth inning. The right-hander has a 4.37 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 82:23 K:BB over 59.2 innings while going 9-for-14 in save opportunities.

September 22, 2019 09:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Records eighth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez allowed one hit with no walks while striking out none through a scoreless inning to record his eighth save in a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Jimenez gave up a single to start the ninth inning, but he quickly forced a double play and still faced the minimum to nail down his eighth save. The 24-year-old has a 4-7 record with a 4.37 ERA and 79 strikeouts through 64 appearances this season.

September 16, 2019 07:56 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Avoids danger for seventh save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez allowed three hits in a scoreless inning Monday, striking out two batters and earning the save over Baltimore.

Jimenez gave up three straight singles after retiring the first two batters of the inning. Fortunately, he was able to strike out Trey Mancini to end the contest. The 24-year-old has thrown five scoreless innings this month, going 3-for-3 in save chances and lowering his ERA to 4.53 in the process.

September 11, 2019 01:16 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Earns win against Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez (4-7) earned the win Tuesday against the Yankees, working a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.

That Jimenez worked so efficiently through his inning of work in a game that featured 11 hits and 11 runs by the Yankees is fairly impressive. The righty reliever has been up and down this season, though he's got the closer's role on lock with little competition around him in the Detroit bullpen.

September 7, 2019 05:28 PM
Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Notches sixth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jimenez tossed a scoreless 11th inning Friday, allowing a hit and striking out one to earn his sixth save of the year in a 5-4 win over the Athletics.

Jimenez allowed Jurickson Profar a leadoff single, but retired the next three batters in order to preserve the one-run lead. The closer owns a 4.78 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 72 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this season.

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