|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||48.20||5.00||2.00||0.00||3.33||1.09||58.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 1.2||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 0.95||0||3||31|
|vs RHB|| 52.1||0||0|| 2.24||0||13||59|
|09/29/2014||Kevin Jepsen, RP LAA|
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|Jake McGee, RP TB|
|09/24/2014||Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI||Jake McGee, RP TB|
|09/21/2014||Brandon Belt, 1B SF|
Oscar Taveras, RF STL
Tim Anderson, SS CHW
Devin Williams, SP MIL
Eddie Butler, SP COL
Dillon Gee, SP NYM
Dominic Smith, 1B NYM
|Kohl Stewart, SP MIN|
Christian Yelich, LF MIA
Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Jake McGee strikes out the side for the save |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/27/14) Rays closer Jake McGee needed 14 pitchs to strikeout the side for the save Saturday night in Cleveland. He has converted 19 of 23 save chances, with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 71 1/3 innings of work.
|Joe Maddon planning on closer-by-committee approach in 2015 |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/25/14) The emergence of left-hander Jake McGee, who nailed down 18 saves after taking over the closer job in mid-June, has not convinced Joe Maddon to plan on sticking with him solely in that role for the Rays next year. Maddon is looking at a closer-by-committee approach in 2015.
"I kind of like the closer-less bullpen, where you really can match up," Maddon told the Tampa Tribune. "We've done where the eighth inning requires this skill set and the ninth inning may require this skill set, and you have several guys who don't mind the pressure of those last three outs. For me, it looks like it would be best to stay the way we are."
McGee and early-season Grant Balfour have 30 of the team's 36 saves this year.
|Jake McGee saves 18th game Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/20/14) Rays closer Jake McGee saved his 18th game Saturday against the White Sox.
McGee entered with a three-run lead, and had some trouble before closing it out. After a leadoff walk against Jose Abreu, McGee gave up a run-scoring single to Marcus Semien. McGee would walk the next batter, but proceeded to notch three outs against the next three hitters. He struck out one during the outing.
|Jake McGee falls short of 18th save |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/14/14) Jake McGee was one out away from getting his 18th save of the season on Sunday, but pinch-hitter John Mayberry spoiled it with a ninth-inning solo home run that kept the Blue Jays in the game. The Rays, however, regained the lead in the top of the 10th inning, and McGee emerged with the win.
Mayberry was the only baserunner that McGee allowed, and he got one strikeout in his lone inning of work. The blown save was his fourth of the season, and though McGee saw his record improve to 5-2, his ERA increased to 1.82.
|Jake McGee serves up walkoff three-run shot |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Rays closer Jake McGee took the blown save and the loss Thursday night in New York against the Yankees.
McGee spoiled Alex Cobb's gem by allowing a walkoff three-run home run to Chris Young in the ninth. He was charged with three runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one-third of an inning pitched. He owns a 1.74 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 67 1/3 innings of work.
|Before the late January signing of Grant Balfour, Jake McGee was an interesting darkhorse candidate for saves in the Rays bullpen. While his 2013 ERA (4.02) looks rather ugly, it was pretty much the only part of his line that wasn't good. McGee had a 1.18 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, and five wins. After a terrible start to the season (including a 6.64 ERA at the end of May), McGee turned things around nicely over his next 47 games, with a 2.76 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. Still, McGee appears headed to middle relief duty in 2014, stuck behind Balfour and Heath Bell in the line for saves. He's worth a dollar bid for an AL-only owner looking for low ratios and high strikeouts.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
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