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Alexis Diaz pitched the last inning and one-third of the Reds' 3-2 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday and recorded the win when the Reds walked the game off in the bottom of the ninth.
As Diaz also pitched Monday, his season is likely over. It was an excellent rookie campaign for the 26-year-old, who emerged as the Reds' best reliever this year. His final stats include seven wins, ten saves, a 1.84 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and 11.7 K/9. Diaz will be a popular fantasy closer next season if the Reds commit to him in that role next spring.
Alexis Diaz pitched around two walks to start the ninth inning to earn his tenth save in the Reds' victory Monday. Diaz was charged with an earned run as the runner crossed the plate before the game-ending double play was complete.
Diaz has been a revelation out of the bullpen this season, emerging as the Reds' top arm after starting the season deep on the depth chart. If Monday is Diaz's last outing of 2022, he'll finish the year with an impressive 1.88 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Diaz should start next season as the Reds' closer, but we'll have to see what the offseason brings.
Alexis Diaz struck out all three Brewers he faced on Sunday to earn his ninth save of the year.
Diaz was on in this one, striking out the side on only 14 pitches. The impressive rookie should be rostered in nearly every league at this point, as he's clearly the closer and continues to pitch exceptionally well.
After Derek Law put two men on with one out in the ninth inning, the Reds called on Alexis Diaz to close the game out. Four pitches later, he induced a double play off the bat of Alex Verdugo to seal the victory.
It was a non-save situation to start the ninth, but David Bell turned to Diaz when the heat was on. Diaz appears to have turned the corner into a more traditional closer role, rather than the fireman he was earlier this year. With only a few weeks left in the season, there's only so much help he can give, but if he's still on your waiver wire, he's worth adding.
Alexis Diaz closed out the Reds' victory over the Cardinals Thursday for his seventh save. It wasn't easy, and he did allow a run, but the rookie came through in the end.
It wasn't the best outing for Diaz, as he gave up two hits and a walk and didn't strike anybody out, but a save is a save. Diaz has had an impressive rookie season with seven saves, a 1.93 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 12 Ks per nine. He is roster-worthy in most leagues the rest of the way.