RP - OAK
Jake Diekman earned the save Thursday against Houston, working around a hit to toss a scoreless inning.
It was the seventh save on the season for Diekman. It had seemed like Lou Trivino had taken full control of the closer role, but Diekman got that opportunity Thursday afternoon. Trivino should still be viewed as the closer in Oakland's bullpen, but this is a situation worth monitoring.
Jake Diekman earned the hold Monday against the Angels, working around a hit and single to toss a scoreless inning.
Diekman earned his seventh hold on the year, maintaining Oakland's 8-5 lead. It appears as if Diekman has settled into the set-up role in the Athletics bullpen.
Jake Diekman earned the hold Sunday against Kansas City, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning with one strikeout.
Diekman needed just nine pitches to get through the eighth inning.
Jake Diekman allowed one run on one hit over 2/3 of an inning with one strikeout and one walk Friday against Kansas City.
Diekman blew a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning for Oakland, allowing a solo home run. He departed with a runner on first base and two outs in the inning.
Jake Diekman earned the save Wednesday against the Mariners, allowing one hit over 1.1 innings with one strikeout and one walk.
Diekman entered the game in the eighth inning with a runner on first and two outs after the Mariners plated three runs, striking out J.P. Crawford to close the inning. He then worked around a hit and walk in the ninth inning to close out the game for his sixth save of the season.