RP - TB - IL10
Peter Fairbanks (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right rotator cuff strain on Friday.
The Rays have already lost Nick Anderson (elbow) for about half of the season, and now they'll be without another high-leverage reliever. No word on the severity yet, but with this type of injury, it may be a while before we see Fairbanks return. Diego Castillo seems to have a clear path to saves with the current bullpen situation.
Pete Fairbanks allowed two hits and one walk while striking out three over one 1/3 scoreless inning during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.
Fairbanks recorded the final four outs in Game 7 to secure the save in Saturday's win. He entered the game in the eighth frame with two runners on base and walked Michael Brantley to load the bases. Fairbanks allowed a two-run single to Carlos Correa before striking out Alex Bregman to end the threat. The 26-year-old reliever compiled three saves along with a 2.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 13 strikeouts over eight 1/3 innings this postseason.
Pete Fairbanks allowed one run and one hit while striking out two to earn the save in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Fairbanks entered the ninth inning and was able to close out the game for his second save of the postseason. He ran into a little trouble with runners at the corners, but was able to retire Aaron Judge to secure the Rays win. Fairbanks owns a 4.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and four strikeouts over two games during the postseason.
Pete Fairbanks secured the save in the Rays' postseason opener against the Blue Jays, using 18 pitches to throw a scoreless frame.
Diego Castillo and Nick Anderson were used earlier in the game tonight, so Fairbanks came on for the save. He became the 13th different Tampa reliever to earn a save in 2020, having none gotten any during the regular season. The bullpen is obviously one of the Rays' strengths this year. They'll continue to mix-and-match throughout their playoff run.
Pete Fairbanks gave up one run (no earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out one through one inning to record his second save in an 8-7 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Fairbanks came into the game in the 11th inning with a two-run lead as the Rays had already used nine pitchers including closer Emilio Pagan. Overall, the 25-year-old has a 7.94 ERA with a 1.82 WHIP through 17 games this season and probably won't see another save opportunity.