Addison Reed News Archive
Reed tossed a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 21st save of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants.
Reed's velocity has dropped in each of his last three outings, culminating with his most recent blown save, when he was averaging just 91.7 mph on his fastball.
Manager Kirk Gibson backed Reed as his closer Wednesday, after the reliever blew his fifth save of the season a day earlier, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Reed gave up a two-run homer to Marcell Ozuna to blow the save and get the loss against the Marlins on Tuesday. The blown save was his fifth of the season, and the homer was his ninth allowed this year.
Reed notched his 20th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Braves.
D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson gave Reed a vote of confidence following his fourth blown save of the season in Tuesday's game, the Arizona Republic reports. "I think he's been pretty good," Gibson said of Reed. "He's done a pretty good job for us. We've had no discussions about removing him. You might feel differently, but we don't."
Reed was charged with the loss and his fourth blown save of the season Tuesday after giving up a run on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the ninth inning in Pittsburgh.
Reed picked up his 18th save of the year as he pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two hitters.
Reed suffered his third blown save of the season Tuesday night after giving up one run on a hit and two walks against Cleveland.
Reed picked up his 17th save of the season as he struck out the side in the ninth inning facing the Giants on Friday.