RP - OAK
Lou Trivino was able to get the Diamondbacks out in order in the ninth inning Tuesday, recording his first save of the season.
Trivino walked Tim Locastro with one out, but he was able to force Kole Calhoun to ground into a game-ending double play to secure his first save of the season. With Trevor Rosenthal sidelined, the closer role for the Athletics is open and Trivino appears to have the edge for the job right now.
Lou Trivino threw a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two and throwing one walk while earning the hold in the Athletics win Friday over the Astros.
Trivino was able to strikeout Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa in the inning. With Trevor Rosenthal undergoing surgery, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Trivino is an option to close games moving forward.
A's manager Bob Melvin says Lou Trivino is an option to receive save chances moving forward.
Jake Diekman was considered the favorite for saves once Trevor Rosenthal went down, but using Trivino in the ninth would mean that Melvin can use Diekman for lefty-on-lefty matchups earlier in the game. Trivino could be a sneaky waiver wire add this weekend, and he could likely be had for less FAAB money than a lot of other closer candidates at the moment.
Lou Trivino tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Dodgers, allowing no hits but walking two batters with one strikeout.
Trivino entered the ninth inning with a runner on first and nobody out. He walked Justin Turner to put two runners on, but was able to escape the jam without allowing a run.
Lou Trivino worked a clean ninth inning, needing just three pitchers to retire the side in Oakland's 6-0 win over the Astros on Monday.
It was a 3-0 game going into the bottom of the eighth inning and it was setting up for a save opportunity for Liam Hendriks. But Oakland tacked on three insurance runs and Hendriks' services were no longer needed so Trivino was tasked with closing the door on the Astros. The right-hander has been solid this year with a 2.76 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and a 18:5 K/BB ratio over 16.1 innings. He has virtually no fantasy appeal, though, as he doesn't get save chances nor has he registered a hold this year.