Steckenrider recorded the final out of Saturday's 5-1 win over the Reds to pick up his fifth save of the season.
Adam Conley began the ninth inning, but after giving up a couple of two-out hits, the southpaw made way for Steckenrider, who needed only four pitches to get Curt Casali to ground out. Steckenrider has now converted all three of his save chances in September, and he'll likely head into 2019 with a tenuous hold on the Marlins' closing role.
Steckenrider gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his fourth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Phillies.
He's maintaining a tenuous hold on the Marlins' closer job, converting two straight save chances to begin September after coughing up seven runs and blowing one save over his final four appearances in August. Steckenrider's 70:25 K:BB through 59.1 innings on the season is strong, but his 3.94 ERA reflects his inconsistency.
Steckenrider picked up his third save of the season Monday against the Phillies, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
It was a nice bounce-back effort from Steckenrider, who allowed five runs while recording just two outs in his previous two outings. The right-hander needed just 16 pitches -- 11 of which were strikes -- to sit down the Phillies in order to secure the victory. He now owns a 4.01 ERA and 68:24 K:BB across 58.1 innings this season.
Steckenrider (4-4) was charged with a blown save and a loss Friday against the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while recording just two outs. He struck out one.
Steckenrider took over for Kyle Barraclough with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and a 5-1 lead. After getting the first batter he faced to strike out, Steckenrider walked in a run before serving up a go-ahead grand slam to Justin Smoak. He's now allowed five runs while recording just two outs over his last two appearances, raising his ERA from 3.34 to 4.08 -- the highest it's been since early June. The right-hander has converted just one of three save chances since entering the ninth-inning mix earlier in August.
Steckenrider gave up a solo home run but still managed to record the save Saturday against the Braves.
Steckenrider allowed a leadoff home run to Dansby Swanson but retired the next three batters to record his second save of the season. It was his first since Kyle Barraclough was removed from the role earlier in August, so even if Steckenrider becomes the primary closer for the Marlins, he isn't likely to rack up many saves prior to season's end. However, he has allowed four earned runs across his last eight innings, so it's unclear whether he will be fully trusted with the role.
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