Soria recorded his 20th hold in a win over the Royals on Tuesday by firing a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts, his second straight scoreless effort since returning from time off due to an elbow issue.
Soria needed a scant nine pitches to mow through the trio of Nick Dini, Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi, giving him a pair of perfect innings in each of the first two games of the series versus the Royals. The impressive efforts are especially encouraging in light of the fact Soria was held out of action for 10 days prior to Monday due to his elbow problems. Sep 18 2:49 pm (EST)
- Soria hasn't made a relief appearance since Sept. 6 due to an elbow issue but was cleared to play catch prior to Sunday's game against the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- Soria earned the save against the Yankees on Thursday, pitching one inning and giving up one run on one hit while striking out two.
- Soria earned his 12th hold in a win over the Rangers on Saturday with a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded a strikeout. He has a 2.45 ERA, .214 BAA and 1.09 WHIP across the 7.1 innings covering his eight second-half appearances. All Joakim Soria (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Sep 17||W 2 - 1||KC||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Sep 16||L 6 - 5||KC||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Sep 06||L 5 - 4||DET||0||0||0||0.2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 04||W 4 - 0||LAA||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 03||W 7 - 5||LAA||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Aug 31||L 4 - 3||@ NYY||0||0||0||1.0||1||1||1||0||3|
|Aug 29||W 9 - 8||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|Aug 27||W 2 - 1||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|Aug 22||W 5 - 3||NYY||0||0||1||1.0||1||1||1||0||2|
|Aug 20||W 6 - 2||NYY||0||0||0||1.0||2||1||1||0||3|