RP - FA
Minnesota Twins right-hander Trevor Hildenberger got the last two outs in a 6-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday to earn his first save of the season. He struck out both of the batters he faced.
Blake Parker, who had been closing most of the games, began the ninth but walked two batters and only got one out, forcing the team to turn to Hildenberger. While it is possible that Parker returns to the closer job, the Twins have been leaning toward using a ninth-inning committee this season. While Hildenberger is a potential waiver add, this has the makings of a messy situation in fantasy.
Trevor Hildenberger could not escape the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Tigers, allowing four runs on three hits and a walk. He only allowed one extra-base hit and struck out one, but all of the hits were line drives and were hit well. The Twins lost 4-2, dropping Hildenberger's record to 4-6.
Hildenberger has taken two losses in a row now, and the wheels seem to be falling off. He has a 10.61 ERA in his last 9 1/3 innings with just three saves in that span. He is best left on waivers for the remainder of the season.
Trevor Hildenberger took the loss on Saturday against the Athletics. He came into the game with the game tied at two, and then Stephen Piscotty smoked a double, later reached third on a Marcus Semien throwing error, and then eventually uncorked a wild pitch to lose 3-2.
Now that is a rough outing. Hildenberger is a risky play, but has all save opportunities down for Minneosta. The Twins see the Tigers and White Sox next week, so he should be in line to garner a few more saves before season's end. He currently holds a 4.77 ERA and 68 Ks in 71 1/3 innings.
Trevor Hildenberger allowed a run in a save situation on Tuesday against the Tigers. He allowed two singles, which scored the run. He then uncorked a wild pitch, but got a strikeout to strand a runner at third to close the game out. He struck out two in the 5-3 win.
Hildenberger has been fantastic since entering the closer role for the Twins, but an outing like this was bound to happen given his underlying metrics. His ERA sits at 4.82.
Trevor Hildenberger shut down the Yankees for four outs in Wednesday's game to record his sixth save. He allowed one hit and struck out one in the 3-1 victory.
Hildenberger continues to pitch very well, and with the Twins piecing enough wins together, he should be picked up in most leagues due to his recently nice ratios (0.77 ERA and WHIP) and plethora of saves (five) over the past two weeks.