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May 20, 2024 0 0 2.45 11
May 17, 2024 0 0 2.60 10 1
May 11, 2024 0 0 2.76 10 -0.5
May 10, 2024 0 0 2.35 10 7
May 7, 2024 0 0 1.88 9 10.5

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Had Raisel Iglesias not missed the first month of the season with a right shoulder strain, he may have challenged for the National League lead in saves. He finished with 33 (T-8th in the league), which was still an impressive total given the missed time. The Cuban native also had no trouble stepping right back into closing duties after after pitching in a setup role for Atlanta during the second-half of 2022. Performance-wise, Iglesias was consistent as ever, though his WHIP did suffer with an elevated BABIP. A pitch mix adjustment saw him throw his changeup as his primary for the first time in his career. He increased his usage of the pitch by +11.3%, which makes sense given it's his best offering besides his slider. On the flip side, Iglesias' fastball (.327 BAA) and sinker got crushed (.519 BAA) last season. If that trend continues, it will be interesting to see if the veteran closer scales back on those pitches. Iglesias is a top 5 closer option again for 2024.

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2024 100.55.6 17.3 10 11 5 2.60 1.21
2023 3646.3 55.7 5 4 33 68 15 2.75 1.19
2022 2483.7 62.0 2 6 17 78 14 2.47 0.97
3y Avg. 352.55.6 62.7 5 5 28 83 14 2.59 1.02
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Notches 10th save

    Iglesias allowed a run on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Friday to earn a save against the Mets. Iglesias coughed up an RBI single to Pete Alonso with two outs in the ninth but was able to close out the 4-2 victory. The right-hander has converted 10 of his 12 save chances this year while posting a 10:4 K:BB through 15.1 innings. Friday was the first time he'd allowed an earned run since April 24, and he owns a strong 2.25 ERA.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Nabs ninth save

    Iglesias struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his ninth save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Red Sox. The right-hander topped out at 97.1 mph as he bounced back from a blown save in his last appearance Friday. Iglesias hasn't been as dominant as usual to begin the season, managing a 10:3 K:BB through 14.1 innings, but his 1.88 ERA and 0.98 WHIP have been stellar. With his velocity finally getting back to normal as the weather warms up, more strikeouts could soon follow.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Blows save in extras

    Iglesias blew the save Friday against the Dodgers. He allowed one unearned run on one hit and no walks with no strikeouts over one inning. Iglesias entered the bottom of the 10th inning tasked with retiring the top of the Dodgers order to earn a save. He promptly retired Mookie Betts on two pitches before yielding a game-tying RBI single to Shohei Ohtani. However, since it was the automatic runner that scored, the Atlanta closer escaped Friday night without a hit to his ERA, which now stands at 2.03 over 13.1 innings.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Secures eighth save

    Iglesias gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his eighth save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Mariners. It wasn't the sharpest appearance for Iglesias, who put two batters on base before getting an out, but he settled down and took care of the heart of Seattle's order without too much more trouble. The right-hander has converted eight of his nine save chances to begin the year while posting a typically stingy 2.19 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through 12.1 innings, but there are signs Iglesias isn't quite in peak form -- his 94.5 mph average fastball is his lowest velocity since 2016, and his 18.0 percent strikeout rate is a massive drop from the 29.4 percent mark he delivered last season. His top velocity Wednesday was 95.3 mph, on a two-seamer to Luke Raley.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: First blown save

    Iglesias blew the save Wednesday against the Marlins, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks across one inning. He struck out one. Iglesias was given two runs of cushion in the ninth but allowed three consecutive singles to open up the frame. With the bases loaded and no outs, a hard-hit groundball by Josh Bell ricocheted off Matt Olson into Atlanta's dugout, allowing two runs to score. The outing snapped Iglesias's streak of seven straight appearances with a save and it was just his second outing allowing a run in 10 appearances.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Notches seventh save

    Iglesias picked up the save Monday against Miami. He pitched a clean inning with one strikeout. Iglesias continued his sterling start to the campaign Monday night with an uneventful save against the Marlins. He needed only 11 pitches to set down Josh Bell, Jesus Sanchez and Tim Anderson in order for his seventh save, tying him for the NL lead. Iglesias has pitched to a 2.16 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB over 8.1 innings.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Fans two for sixth save

    Iglesias earned the save in a win over the Rangers on Saturday, pitching a perfect ninth inning while striking out two. Iglesias entered the game with a three-run lead in the top of the ninth and made short work of the Rangers' lineup with his changeup and four-seamer to collect his sixth save of the season. The right-hander got the final two batters to go down swinging, marking his first appearance this season with at least two strikeouts. Iglesias has converted all six of his save attempts to open the campaign, issuing just one walk over that stretch (5.1 innings).
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Collects fifth save

    Iglesias walked one in a scoreless 10th inning Wednesday to record his fifth save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Astros. After Atlanta grabbed the lead in the top of the 10th, Iglesias walked Kyle Tucker on five pitches to lead off the bottom of the frame and set up a double play, and the right-hander got one from Jeremy Pena to end the game. Iglesias is still looking for his peak velocity -- he topped out at 94.6 mph with his sinker Wednesday, below last season's 95.0 mph average -- and he has just a 3:1 K:BB through his first 6.1 innings. However, the 34-year-old is 5-for-5 in converting save chances and sports a 2.84 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. His job as Atlanta's closer remains secure.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Halts comeback with one-out save

    Iglesias earned the save Tuesday against the Astros, retiring the only batter he faced via a groundout. Iglesias was forced to take the mound Tuesday after Aaron Bummer gave up a pair of runs in the ninth. Despite still owning a four-run lead with two outs in the final frame, Atlanta decided to play it safe and turn the ball over to Iglesias, who promptly forced Victor Caratini to ground into a fielder's choice. Iglesias is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities and is tied for the fifth-most saves in the National League.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Secures third save

    Iglesias pitched a perfect inning Sunday, striking out a batter on his way to a save in a 9-7 win over the Marlins. Iglesias was called upon to protect the team's two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, setting down Miami in order for his third save of the year. The right-hander rebounded well after he allowed two runs on three hits in his last outing Tuesday, improving to 3-for-3 on save opportunities in 2024. Iglesias has produced a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with three strikeouts over five innings in five outings this season.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Escapes with second save

    Iglesias gave up two runs on three hits and struck out one in the ninth inning Tuesday to record his second save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Mets. The right-hander needed every bit of the three-run lead he was called in to protect, as Iglesias gave up back-to-back hits to lead off the ninth and then watched both runners come home on successive groundouts to second base. Nevertheless, the Atlanta closer kept his focus and fanned Pete Alonso to end the game. Iglesias hasn't blown a save yet in 2024; however, his 4.50 ERA and 2:0 K:BB through four innings reflect a slow start for the dominant reliever, who hasn't posted an ERA above 2.75 since 2019 or a strikeout rate below 29.4 percent since 2018.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Records first save of season

    Iglesias didn't allow a hit or a walk in a scoreless inning Saturday to notch his first save of the season in a 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks. Iglesias put the tying run on with one out when he hit Eugenio Suarez with a pitch, and a pinch runner moved up to second base with two outs on a sac bunt. However, Iglesias escaped the threat by getting Gabriel Moreno to ground out to end it. Though he has managed just the one save on a five-win Atlanta team, Iglesias has been sharp in the early going with three scoreless outings.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Looks sharp Monday

    Iglesias walked one and struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief during Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. The Atlanta closer followed Spencer Strider in the game and took over for the sixth inning, fanning Willi Castro and Carlos Santana before escaping a bit of a jam created by an error on the part of minor-league second baseman Luke Waddell. Iglesias has a 4:2 K:BB through three spring innings, and he appears on track to be ready for Opening Day after reaching 30 saves for the fourth time in his career in 2023.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Earns save No. 33

    Iglesias picked up the save Saturday against the Nationals. He allowed one hit while striking out one over a scoreless inning. Iglesias converted on his third save of the last four days, holding the Nationals scoreless in the ninth while fanning a batter. After blowing a pair of saves early in September, Iglesias has logged a save in each of his last four chances. With one day left in the regular season, Iglesias ranks eighth in saves and sports a 2.75 ERA across 58 appearances (55.2 innings).
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Converts 32nd save

    Iglesias struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Cubs. Iglesias has earned three saves over his last five outings while allowing one run in five innings in that span. He's settled down again after a shaky early half of September. The closer is up to 32 saves in 36 chances while maintaining a 2.80 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 67:15 K:BB through 54.2 innings this season.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Notches 31st save

    Iglesias picked up the save Tuesday against the Cubs. He allowed one hit while striking out two over a scoreless inning. Iglesias worked around Cody Bellinger's one-out single, striking out Seiya Suzuki and Dansby Swanson to close out a one-run victory. The 33-year-old Iglesias had a shaky start to the month, allowing seven runs (four earned) while blowing a pair of saves in his prior eight appearances. Still, he's had a solid campaign overall, as Iglesias improved to 31-for-35 in save chances with a 2.85 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 66 strikeouts over 53.2 innings.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Records 30th save

    Iglesias picked up the save Friday against the Nationals, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out two over a scoreless inning. After striking out Joey Meneses to start the ninth inning, Iglesias then yielded consecutive singles to Dominic Smith and Keibert Ruiz. The Atlanta closer was able to stem the tide though, striking out Luis Garcia and inducing an Ildemaro Vargas grounder to finish off the game. Iglesias has reached the 30-save milestone for the fourth time in his career, previously achieving it in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Blows save, earns win again

    Iglesias (5-4) blew the save but picked up the win Tuesday against the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits over one inning while also recording a strikeout. The 33-year-old closer couldn't preserve Atlanta's one-run, ninth-inning lead, immediately surrendering a game-tying solo homer to Trea Turner. Iglesias then allowed back-to-back singles before inducing a swinging strikeout and a double-play groundout to escape the inning. The veteran righty was later credited with the win when Atlanta's offense scored the decisive run in the 10th. After successfully converting 20 consecutive save opportunities between June 20 and Sept. 10, Iglesias has now blown a save and earned a win on back-to-back days. He is now 29-for-33 in save chances this season with a 3.29 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 49.2 innings.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Notches save Sunday

    Iglesias earned his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning during Sunday's 5-2 win against the Pirates. He allowed one hit and did not strike out or walk any batters. The veteran right-hander has converted his last 20 save opportunities dating back to June 20, and he has a 2.10 ERA and 37:9 K:BB across 30 innings during that span. Overall Iglesias ranks 11th in the league in saves despite missing the first month of the season with a shoulder strain, and he's blown only two chances all year.
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  • Braves' Raisel Iglesias: Secures extra-inning save

    Iglesias allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out one over one inning to earn the save in Saturday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Dodgers. Iglesias' 17-inning scoreless streak came to an end when Max Muncy generated a run on a sacrifice fly. It didn't stop Iglesias from locking down his 28th save of the year, including his 12th since the start of that scoreless streak. The Atlanta closer has a 2.56 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 59:13 K:BB through 45.2 innings this season while continuing to enjoy some of the best job security among closers in the majors.
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