Martinez picked up the save against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up no earned runs on one hit over one inning to close out the Cardinals' 9-7 victory. He struck out one and walked none.
Martinez was tasked with protecting a three-run lead after the Diamondbacks started a ninth-inning rally against John Brebbia, and while he allowed one of the runners on base to come around and score, he managed to shut the door and pick up his 24th save of the season. The longtime starter has had some bumps in the road, but he's largely adapted well in his first go-around as the Cardinals' full-time closer, posting a 3.30 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 51:18 K:BB across 46.1 innings. Sep 24 1:26 am (EST)
- Martinez pitched a scoreless ninth inning while walking one batter to record a save during a 9-8 victory against the Cubs on Saturday. He struck out two.
- Martinez recorded the final two outs of the ninth inning while walking one batter to record a save during a 2-1 victory against the Cubs on Friday.
- Martinez was credited with his third hold in an extra-inning win over the Cubs on Thursday but allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk over one-third of an inning while also recording one strikeout. All Carlos Martínez (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Oct 11||L 2 - 0||WSH||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|Oct 07||W 5 - 4||ATL||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 06||L 3 - 1||ATL||0||1||0||1.0||3||0||3||1||2|
|Oct 03||W 7 - 6||@ ATL||1||0||0||1.1||2||2||3||1||2|
|Sep 29||W 9 - 0||CHI||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 28||L 8 - 6||CHI||0||0||0||1.0||2||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 23||W 9 - 7||@ ARI||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 21||W 9 - 8||@ CHI||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|Sep 20||W 2 - 1||@ CHI||0||0||1||0.2||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sep 19||W 5 - 4||@ CHI||0||0||0||0.1||3||0||3||1||1|