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Jul 19, 2024 0 2 3.22 14 9
Jul 14, 2024 0 2 3.38 13 3.5
Jul 11, 2024 0 2 3.54 13 9.5
Jul 10, 2024 0 2 3.72 12 10
Jul 8, 2024 0 2 3.93 11 -0.5

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Paul Sewald finally got the opportunity to be a primary closer in 2023 thanks to his consistent performance in high leverage over the past few seasons. He racked up a career-high 34 saves -- 21 with Seattle, plus another 13 after his trade to Arizona -- good for seventh in the majors. His team save share with both the Mariners and D'Backs was above 80%, which combined would have ranked fourth overall among closers. Combine this with perennially solid ratios and strikeout rate near 30% and Sewald is right on the brink of being a top-10 closer. Realistically, he'll settle in the 11-15 range among closers for 2024 drafts, but there's comfort in knowing what to expect from Sewald. The 33-year-old gave up more contact last season, but his hard-hit rate and average exit velocity were both in the 94th percentile or better. Sewald shouldn't have much competition for saves for the defending National League champions as along as he puts his World Series struggles behind him.

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2024 1285.3 21.3 2 13 20 4 3.38 0.80
2023 3795.8 60.7 3 2 34 80 24 3.12 1.15
2022 3114.8 64.0 5 4 20 72 17 2.67 0.77
3y Avg. 327.55.1 63.0 6 3 22 85 22 3.00 0.98
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Locks down 14th save

    Sewald earned the save in Friday's 5-2 win over the Cubs, allowing two hits while striking out a pair in the ninth inning. The Cubs got the tying run to the plate after Sewald gave up back-to-back one-out singles. However, he'd rebound to strike out Michael Busch and Seiya Suzuki, closing out the Diamondback's victory for his 14th save of the year. After blowing three straight save opportunities earlier this month, Sewald's now delivered four consecutive scoreless innings while converting his last three save chances. The 34-year-old right-hander sports a 3.22 ERA with a 0.85 WHIP and 22:4 K:BB across 22.1 innings this season.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Secures 13th save

    Sewald picked up the save over Atlanta on Thursday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one. Sewald entered the game with a one-run lead in the ninth and retired the first two batters before coughing up a single to Marcell Ozuna. However, the reliever was able to quickly put out the fire, getting Adam Duvall to ground out. The save was Sewald's 13th of the season and he's now converted each of his last two save opportunities after previously blowing three straight.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Nabs 12th save

    Sewald pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save over Atlanta on Wednesday. Sewald entered the contest with a two-run lead in the ninth and needed only eight pitches to retire the side for his 12th save of the campaign. It was a nice bounce-back effort for the closer, who had allowed multiple runs and blown a save in his previous three outings. It was also Sewald's third appearance in which he didn't allow any hits or walks over his last six.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Disappoints again Monday

    Sewald blew a save against Atlanta on Monday, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out one batter over one inning. Sewald entered in the top of the ninth with Arizona holding a two-run lead and retired the first two batters he faced. However, he couldn't seal the deal, giving up a single followed by a game-tying two-run homer off the bat of Sean Murphy. The blown save was Sewald's third straight, and he's allowed seven runs on seven hits while serving up three homers over 1.2 innings during that span. Sewald had completed 17 straight scoreless appearances prior to the downturn, and manager Torey Lovullo confirmed after the contest that the veteran reliever will remain the team's closer for the time being, per Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Takes second straight loss

    Sewald (0-2) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk while failing to record an out, taking a blown save and the loss versus the Padres on Friday. After a sterling start to the year, Sewald has fallen flat to begin July. He's allowed five runs over two appearances this month, resulting in a blown save and a loss in both instances. He's now at a 3.12 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB over 17.1 innings while converting 11 of his 13 save chances on the year. The Diamondbacks are already lagging behind in the wild-card race, and Sewald's newfound struggles won't help them make up ground. If he continues to falter, he may have to settle for being part of a closer committee with a new team if he's traded this month.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Falters versus Dodgers

    Sewald (0-1) took the loss and a blown save Tuesday versus the Dodgers, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning. Sewald's 15.2-inning scoreless streak came to an end, and he also took his first blown save of the year. He labored in the ninth inning and ended up giving up a game-tying double to Freddie Freeman, who then scored on Teoscar Hernandez's walk-off single. Sewald is now 11-for-12 in save chances while sporting a 1.56 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB through 17.1 innings. He is unlikely to lose the closer job as long as he's with Arizona, though he's on a one-year contract for a struggling team and could be flipped before the July 30 trade deadline.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Grabs 11th save

    Sewald struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Athletics. Sewald has picked up saves in four straight appearances and in seven of his 10 outings in June. The closer has been virtually untouchable this month, allowing two hits, two walks and two hit batsmen while striking out six over 8.2 innings. He's a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances with a 0.57 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB across 15.2 innings overall.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Converts 10th save

    Sewald allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Twins. Sewald needed 17 pitches (nine strikes) to close out this contest, earning his 10th save in as many chances this year. He's on a 13.2-inning scoreless streak -- the only run he's allowed this year came in his season debut after he started the year on the injured list. Sewald has maintained a stellar 0.61 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB over 14.2 innings this season.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Earns ninth save

    Sewald earned a save against the Phillies on Friday, retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning. Tasked with preserving a 5-4 lead, Sewald needed just 11 pitches to secure his ninth save of the year. The right-hander has not allowed a run since his first outing of the season May 7 and is a perfect 9-for-9 in converting save chances. He owns a sparkling 0.66 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB over 13.2 innings in 2024.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Secures save No. 6

    Sewald earned the save Tuesday against the Giants. He plunked a batter but struck out two and did not allow a hit in the ninth inning. Sewald was presented with a save opportunity after Mike Yastrzemski made it a three-run ballgame with his home run in the eighth. He began by hitting Thairo Estrada but faced no threat after that. He has not given up a run since his first appearance of the season and has allowed just three hits total while converting all six save chances. For the year, the 34-year-old boasts an 0.96 ERA, 0.43 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB in 9.1 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Notches fifth save

    Sewald picked up the save Sunday against the Mets, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning. Sewald has been nigh unhittable lately, allowing just one baserunner over his past six appearances. The 34-year-old veteran has not allowed an earned run since his season debut back on May 7 and he is now a perfect five-for-five in save opportunities with a microscopic 1.08 ERA and 0.48 WHIP in 8.1 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Picks up fourth save

    Sewald earned the save in a win over the Marlins on Saturday, striking out one over a perfect ninth inning. Sewald had no issues running through the bottom of Miami's lineup to secure the save, needing just nine pitches to get the job done. The right-handed reliever remains perfect on the season in save opportunities and hasn't allowed a run since his first relief appearance back on May 7 (spanning six appearances). Sewald has also recorded at least one strikeout in three straight outings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Notches second save

    Sewald worked a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Reds. The right-hander needed only eight pitches (four strikes) to get the job done. Sewald has been his usual effective self since making his season debut May 7, giving up just one run with a 4:1 K:BB in his first four innings, and he has a firm hold on the closer role for Arizona.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Nails down first save

    Sewald earned the save in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Reds, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning. After allowing a home run to Tyler Stephenson in his season debut Tuesday, Sewald looked much better in his first save chance Thursday, striking out Will Benson and Stephenson to close out the one-run victory. The 33-year-old Sewald is expected to step back in as Arizona's primary closer after missing the first month of the season with an oblique injury. He recorded 34 saves last year while pitching to a 3.12 ERA in 60.2 innings between Arizona and Seattle.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Not used in save opportunity

    Sewald did not enter Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo used Kevin Ginkel to close out what was a 4-2 lead to begin the bottom of the ninth inning, but he ran into trouble, allowing a walk and two singles. Lovullo turned to Joe Mantiply to close out the game. Presumably, the manager didn't want to push Sewald so soon after missing a month-and-a-half with an oblique injury; he threw 15 pitches Tuesday in his first game off the injured list.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Makes season debut

    Sewald allowed a run on one hit and struck out one over one inning in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Reds. Sewald made his season debut Tuesday in a non-save situation -- a low-key introduction after spending the first six-plus weeks on the injured list due to an oblique injury. He allowed a home run to Tyler Stephenson while mopping up in the ninth inning. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that Sewald would reclaim the closer's role from Kevin Ginkel.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Feels good after throwing

    Sewald (oblique) said Sunday that he responded well to Saturday's inning of work in an extended spring training game, Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports reports. "I haven't felt anything in 10 days now," Sewald said. Following the encouraging news, Sewald plans to travel with the team to Cincinnati, where he could be activated for Tuesday's series opener against the Reds. He opened the season on the injured list and paused rehab is rehab after an appearance April 23. He downplayed the pause and was reticent to call it a setback; instead, Sewald chalked it up to panic and wanted a re-imaging to ease his mind. The reliever had never been on the injured list during his MLB career and didn't know what to expect.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Could return for road trip

    Diamondbacks manager Torrey Lovullo said Friday that Sewald (oblique) is expected to join the team for a road trip beginning Tuesday, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports. Sewald's rehab program was paused after the right-hander experienced soreness following an appearance with Triple-A Reno earlier this week. He was able to throw a bullpen session Wednesday though, and the right-hander is slated to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday, per Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com. If all goes well, Sewald could be back with the team as soon as Tuesday in Cincinnati. He registered 34 saves last season, posting a 3.12 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 60.2 innings with Arizona and Seattle.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Throwing side session Wednesday

    Sewald (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. Sewald's last bullpen session, which was scheduled for Sunday, was put on hold after he experienced soreness following an appearance for Triple-A Reno. However, it's positive news that he's been cleared to toss a side session later in the week. The team will likely determine Sewald's next steps after his upcoming bullpen.
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  • Diamondbacks' Paul Sewald: Activation coming soon

    Manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Sewald (oblique) is meeting with the Diamondbacks medical team to determine whether he needs another rehab appearance or if he's ready to return from the 15-day injured list, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Sewald allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in his first rehab outing at Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. That outing might be the only rehab appearance that Sewald needs, as Lovullo noted that the right-hander is "getting extremely close" to a return to the Arizona bullpen. Sewald has been out all season with a strained left oblique, but he should take over as the team's closer once he's activated.
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