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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||63.00||5.00||6.00||0.00||4.29||1.48||74.00||34.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||1||1|
|vs LHB|| 19.1||0||0|| 2.33||0||11||24|
|vs RHB|| 25.0||0||0|| 5.76||0||13||23|
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Rockies RP John Axford picks up 18th save
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/26/15) John Axford did not have a smooth ninth inning for the Rockies, but he was able to hold on and preserve his team's win over the Braves on Wednesday for his 18th save of the season.
Axford allowed two hits in the ninth, allowing the tying run to come to the plate with two outs, but he struck out pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco to end the game.
It's only Axford's second save of the month and just his third since July 10.
Rockies new/old closer John Axford earns first save in six weeks
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/21/15) John Axford just got his closer job back for the Rockies. He took the first step in maintaining it on Thursday.
Axford blanked Washington in the ninth to secure a one-run victory and his 17th save of the season. He allowed a leadoff single to Bryce Harper and a two-out walk to Ryan Zimmerman, but fanned Michael Taylor to end it.
He wound up striking out the side.
Rockies RP John Axford returning to closer role
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/15) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday that John Axford has pitched well lately and will return to his closer's role, reports MLB.com.
Axford was removed from the closer's role in late July after failing to convert five saves. He has not allowed a run in four of his last five appearances.
Rockies remove John Axford as closer, going with committee
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/31/15) The Rockies have made a change in the back-end of their bullpen. Manager Walt Weiss has removed John Axford from the closer's role, after he record his fifth blown save of the season, and fourth in a row on Thursday.
"I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," Weiss said Friday, per The Denver Post.
Axford, who once saved 46 games in a season, got off to a blazing start in 2015. He had converted each of his first 12 save opportunities and gave up just one earned run over his first 20 appearances.
But he has struggled lately, posting a whopping 12.15 ERA over his past nine outings.
"I'm not so bullheaded as to say that I want to pitch in the ninth inning and that's how it has to be," Axford said. "I have pitched in other innings and I've had success in other innings. A lot of my success has come in the ninth, but that's also where some of the pain comes.
"Stepping away definitely could be beneficial. It's worked before for me. It worked in 2012."
Weiss indicated he will likely go with a closer-by-committee approach, with the likes of Rafael Betancourt, Tommy Kahnle and Justin Miller as potential ninth-inning options.
"We have a few different options down there, so it will probably come down match-ups and who is available," Weiss said. "So there will be a few different guys throwing at the end."
Rockies RP John Axford gets burned by former club Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/30/15) Rockies closer John Axford earned his fifth blown save of the season on Thursday, as he allowed the game-winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth in the 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Axford gave up two runs on two hits while recording one out. He walked three batters, including one to force in the winning run.
Axford has now blown each of his last four save opportunities, and has allowed eight earned runs over his last 3 2/3 innings, spanning five appearances.
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