The Boston Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angeles 10-5 in extra innings at Fenway Park on Wednesday. Despite the final score, the Sox led the game with two outs in the top of the ninth. From there, the bullpen completely unraveled. Despite the bullpen allowing a combined seven...
Diekman suffered a blown save after he pitched one-third of an inning Wednesday, allowing an inherited run to score while giving up one hit and a walk in the loss to the Angels. The 35-year-old was called upon to protect a one-run lead with two on and two out in...
Over the Monster
Chad Finn goes through a handful of thoughts about this slow start to the Red Sox season, including an offense that, before Wednesday night, was struggling to get anything going on a nightly basis. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe) The lineup has certainly been a concern for this team, but as...
Boston Red Sox lose after blowing 3-run lead in ninth; Jake Diekman gives up two-out homer to George Springer to tie it
Jake Diekman couldn’t hold a three-run lead in the ninth. The lefty came in to close for the Red Sox and gave up back-to-back doubles to start the inning, then a game-tying two-run home run to George Springer with two outs. Matt Strahm inherited the bases loaded when he...
The Red Sox called on Jake Diekman to put away the Blue Jays on Tuesday, but the veteran left-hander couldn’t get the job done. Diekman, who entered the ninth inning with a comfortable three-run lead, allowed back-to-back doubles to kick off his outing. After striking out a pair to put Boston within one out of a win, Diekman surrendered a game-tying, two-run home run to George Springer and promptly was pulled by interim manager Will Venable.
The Boston Red Sox had a chance to break a three-game losing streak when they played the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, but a forgetful ninth inning lead to the Red Sox losing their fourth straight game. Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Red Sox held...
Diekman allowed three runs on three hits while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning, picking up a blown save, in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. The Red Sox were in position to snap a three-game losing streak, but Diekman served up a two-run, game-tying home run to George Springer in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was the second consecutive game in which Diekman was unable to shut the door, though Boston escaped with a win last Friday.
Diekman allowed three walks and struck out one over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Diekman started the ninth inning of a one-run game attempting to close out the Rays for his second save of the season, but the left-hander was unable to finish the frame. He walked three of the first four batters he faced before getting Brandon Lowe on strikes. That was it for Diekman. Enter Matt Barnes, who retired Wander Franco on a 100.9 mph groundout to second baseman Trevor Story. Diekman has been an important high-leverage piece in Boston's bullpen and should continue to be an option to close games despite Friday's command issues (12 strikes in 28 pitches).
Boston Red Sox’s Jake Diekman, who had colon removed, living healthy without medicine and couldn’t care less about closing
BOSTON — Jake Diekman was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he sat in a chair in front of his locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park before Saturday’s game. “That’s good for you,” Diekman said. “That’s instant energy.”. Meet...
Diekman struck out two in a perfect eighth inning to earn the hold in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Twins. Diekman earned a save in last Sunday's win over the Yankees, and he's been credited with holds in his three other outings early in the season. Hansel Robles picked up the save Wednesday against Detroit, but it's been hard to pinpoint Boston's ninth-inning layout due to the team's lack of save situations. While Matt Barnes and Garrett Whitlock are also in the mix for late-inning work, Diekman has shown that he's a trusted high-leverage option for Boston by tossing three scoreless innings in his first four appearances of the year.
Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: Can we trust Art Warren, Jake Diekman or David Robertson for saves?
If you want to know who's in line for every team's next save, you've come to the right place. Kidding, of course. It's impossible to know these days. Managers are deliberately tight-lipped, and the ones who aren't seem to go out of their way to mislead us (looking at you, Gabe Kapler). Generally, we're left to infer their leanings based on past usage, but as you might expect, patterns are difficult to detect this time of year.
BOSTON (CBS) — Who is the closer of the Boston Red Sox? It’s a question without an answer right now. But it’s a mystery that doesn’t exactly have members of the bullpen losing any sleep. That’s at least the takeaway from Jake Diekman, the veteran reliever who recorded the season’s first save in the Red Sox’ first victory of the 2022 season on Sunday night in New York. Diekman earned that save in emphatic fashion, getting Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Gallo to strike out in order, preserving the 4-3 win for Boston. Jake Diekman, ladies and gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/F96JCgn5O5 — Red Sox...
With Matt Barnes still unavailable with a back injury and Garrett Whitlock slated to pitch next in Detroit, the Red Sox needed an arm to trust to take on the heart of the Yankees’ order in the ninth inning on Sunday night. So Alex Cora called upon Jake Diekman for the save situation.
What a weekend it was for the Red Sox in the Bronx. Some big homers, some big headaches, and at the end of the day the fellas escaped with at least one win. Things could’ve gone much better for Boston as they had more than ample opportunity to put the hurt on the Yankees but we also saw several times how this could’ve been a complete nightmare.
The closer role continues to present a question that has yet to be answered for the Boston Red Sox, but there’s no denying Jake Diekman now is well-deserving of his shot. Diekman entered Sunday night’s game against the host Yankees in the ninth inning with the Red Sox clutching to a one-run lead and New York’s power-hitting trio — Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo — all getting their turn at the dish. The 35-year-old journeyman, who was signed by the Red Sox in mid-March, responded by sitting all three down on strikeouts.
The Boston Red Sox currently do not have an established closer, but one member of their bullpen certainly looked fit for the role Sunday night. Jake Diekman struck out the side in the ninth inning to help seal a much-needed win for the Red Sox over the Yankees in the Bronx. Diekman didn’t just feast on the bottom of New York’s order either. The veteran left-hander punched out Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Gallo to hand the Yankees their first loss of the 2022 season.
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NEW YORK — Red Sox lefty Jake Diekman struck out Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Gallo all swinging during a perfect ninth inning Sunday. He recorded his 15th career save in Boston’s first win of 2022. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-3 here at Yankee Stadium.