Joakim Soria News Archive
Soria struck out two in a clean ninth inning to earn the save against Oakland in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
Soria credited his recent success out of the bullpen to lowering his arm in his delivery, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports. "I started [with the new delivery] against Baltimore," Soria said Wednesday, recalling his May 24 appearance. "I had a long at-bat against Jonathan Schoop and I ended up dropping my arm to see what happened. He ended up grounding out to the shortstop so I thought, 'Alright, why not give it a try?' I've felt good from there and been using it."
Soria recorded the final out of Tuesday's win over the Indians to pick up his ninth save of the season.
Manager Rick Renteria said Soria has been "closing as of late," but later expressed confidence in others to close games, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports. "(I wouldn't) say he's the only one we have to close, but he is doing a nice job. He could come in in the seventh and eighth as well if I see a matchup that suits him better," Renteria said.
Soria tossed a hitless inning Sunday against the Red Sox, allowing one walk while striking out two as he picked up the save.
Soria worked a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his seventh save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Red Sox.
Soria allowed a hit but struck out two to complete a scoreless inning for his sixth save Wednesday against Minnesota.
Soria allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings of work to earn his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Twins.