Alvarado retired the side in the bottom of the 11th inning to earn his fifth save Saturday against the Yankees. He allowed one hit and no walks and struck out one in an inning of work.
After blowing his first save chance since April 7 on Friday, Alvarado was given another opportunity and this time was successful, working around a leadoff single from Luke Voit before producing a strikeout and a double play. The Rays still figure to play matchups with their closer, but this will help Alvarado stay a part of the committee. The left-hander has a strong 2.37 ERA and 1.16 on the season along with a 28:9 K:BB. May 18 5:22 pm (EST)
- Alvarado (0-3) allowed three earned runs on four hits, a walk and a wild pitch over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Yankees on Friday. He also recorded a strikeout.
- Alvarado, who notched his fifth hold in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday with 1.1 scoreless innings in which he allowed no hits or walks and recorded a strikeout, owns four saves, a 1.04 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 17.1 innings.
- Alvarado (0-1) took the loss Saturday, giving up a run on two hits and a walk over one inning while striking out one as the Rays fell 6-5 to the Red Sox. All José Alvarado (L) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|May 18||W 2 - 1||@ NYY||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|May 17||L 4 - 3||@ NYY||0||1||0||0.2||4||1||3||0||1|
|May 15||W 1 - 0||@ MIA||0||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|May 11||W 7 - 2||NYY||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|May 08||L 3 - 2||ARI||0||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||1||3|
|May 04||L 3 - 0||@ BAL||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|Apr 28||W 5 - 2||@ BOS||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Apr 27||W 2 - 1||@ BOS||0||0||0||0.2||1||0||0||1||2|
|Apr 21||L 4 - 3||BOS||0||1||0||1.0||1||0||1||1||0|
|Apr 20||L 6 - 5||BOS||0||1||0||1.0||2||0||1||0||1|