by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12:34 am ET) Brewers closer Jim Henderson has found opportunities a bit tough to come by recently, but he remained sharp in picking up his ninth save of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Henderson, who saved just his third game since the start of May, allowed one hit and one walk, but held the Dodgers scoreless in a 5-2 win. He struck out three batters on 21 pitches, to give himself nine saves in as many opportunities.
Henderson has an 0.95 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 19 innings of work.
Jim Henderson gets save No. 8
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson worked a perfect 10th inning for his eighth save Saturday night against the Cardinals.
Henderson has converted all eight of his save opportunities and improved his ERA to 1.00 after Saturday's 6-4 win.
Jim Henderson sporting 1.13 ERA
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson lowered his ERA to 1.13 in Monday's series opener against the Pirates. He worked a perfect ninth inning with a four-run lead.
Henderson also struck out one in a 5-1 win.
Jim Henderson collects save No. 7
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson entered Tuesday's contest against the Rangers in the ninth inning with a three-run lead. The right-hander worked his way around a two-out double to secure the 6-3 win.
Henderson lowered his ERA to 1.29 while collecting his seventh save.
Jim Henderson pegged with first loss
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson took his first loss Saturday against the Brewers. Henderson came on in the ninth inning with the score tied 6-6 and surrendered a leadoff single to Shane Robinson.
However, Robinson was able to advance to second base on a throwing error by Carlos Gomez and then steal third. Jon Jay singled up the middle driving in Robinson, which put St. Louis up for good.
Henderson, who made his first appearance since April 30, was able to finish out the frame without allowing any more damage. He allowed one run on two hits, while falling to 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA.
Manager worried about Jim Henderson's pitch counts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Although Brewers closer Jim Henderson is a perfect 6 for 6 in save situations, manager Ron Roenicke is getting a little worried about his pitch counts. Henderson has thrown more than 20 pitches in three of his first six save chances, which prompted Roenicke to have a chat with his closer Sunday.
"He's not throwing the way he can throw," Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Balls are getting away from him at times. He's still doing the job but he was more efficient with his pitches last year than he is right now. Against left-handed batters, he's leaving balls outside. He's going full counts with almost everybody. (His outings) are not real clean. If he keeps throwing this many pitches, I can't use him (multiple days in a row)."
Jim Henderson closes out Dodgers
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson notched his sixth save Saturday against the Dodgers. Henderson was able to pitch around a one-out walk and throwing error by Yuniesky Betancourt to secure the win.
He needed 23 pitches to get through the frame and is now 6 for 6 in save chances.
Jim Henderson collects save No. 5
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson picked up his fifth save on Tuesday night against the Padres. He entered in the ninth inning with a three-run lead and worked his way around a two-out walk to make it through the frame unscathed.
Henderson also struck out two in a 6-3 win.
The right-hander has converted all five of his save chances while striking out 14 in 10 innings.
Jim Henderson picks up fourth save
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Brewers reliever Jim Henderson picked up his fourth save with a clean inning Sunday against the Cubs.
Henderson remains perfect in save opportunities and has an even 1.00 ERA in nine innings. He added two more strikeouts for 12 on the season.
John Axford has been sharp lately, with five straight scoreless outings. Henderson's job may be in jeopardy if he hits a rough patch, but he should remain the Brewers closer for the near future.
Jim Henderson closes out Cubs
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Brewers reliever Jim Henderson earned his third save in a 5-4 win Friday against the Cubs.
Henderson retired the first two batters he faced, including a strikeout. Dioner Navarro singled and was replaced by pinch-runner Julio Borbo, who was caught trying to steal second.
Henderson has converted his three save chances.
Jim Henderson earns second win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson picked up his second win on Wednesday night against the Giants. He worked a scoreless ninth inning and was rewarded with the victory when Blake Lalli hit a walk-off single in the bottom half of the frame.
Henderson (2-0) has a 1.29 ERA through seven appearances and has converted both of his save chances.
Jim Henderson hangs on for second save
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Brewers closer Jim Henderson entered Tuesday's series opener against the Giants in the ninth inning with a three-run lead. The right-hander gave up a leadoff double before Brandon Belt hit an RBI single with one out.
Henderson was able to make it through the frame without further damage to secure a 10-8 win.
He also struck out one while collecting his second save.
Jim Henderson not getting opportunities
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Brewers reliever Jim Henderson has not earned a save since he was officially named the team's closer.
Henderson notched a save April 8, and was named the club's closer following that appearance. Since then, he's only pitched once, and it wasn't in a save situation. The Brewers haven't been in a position to give Henderson a save opportunity since that date. They've dropped three of their last four games, with their only win coming on an extra-inning walk-off.
Considering John Axford could play his way back into the closer role, it's less than ideal that Henderson hasn't been able to prove himself yet. Henderson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he expects Axford to eventually win the job back. Axford hasn't pitched much recently either, so there's still a chance Henderson gets a run at the spot.
Jim Henderson earns closing duties
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced after Monday's win over the Cubs that John Axford has been demoted and Jim Henderson will take over as closer.
Henderson earned his first save against Chicago and has not allowed a run in four innings. The right-hander also has six strikeouts with no walks.
"He's a great pitcher," said Henderson. "Just watching his outings, his stuff is still great. Similar to K-Rod (Francisco Rodriguez) last year, his stuff is still there. He just needs to put it together consistently."
Jim Henderson hangs on for first save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) With John Axford struggling, the Brewers looked towards reliever Jim Henderson in the ninth inning Monday against the Cubs.
Henderson bailed out Brandon Kintzler, who left the game in the ninth with the bases loaded. He allowed a single to Luis Valbuena before escaping the jam to close out a 7-4 victory.
The 30-year-old struck out two and did not issue a walk in 30 pitches, 22 strikes. Henderson, who could be promoted to closer in the next few days, has a 0.75 WHIP yet to allow a run through his first four innings of work.
Don't rush to add Jim Henderson
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/8/2013) With the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporting that John Axford may be out as the Brewers' closer, Jim Henderson would appear to be the next in line to get save opportunities. The 30-year-old got a brief trial as a closer last season, but pitching mostly in a setup role, Henderson fared well, notching 45 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings.
His performance may have been too good to be true. Henderson had control issues for much of his minor-league career, and his strikeout and swinging strike rates far exceeded any he had posted in the minors. If Henderson can come close to what he did last year for the Brewers, he'd be a worthy pickup as a closer, but just over 30 innings is a small sample on which to rest your Fantasy hopes.
In other words, don't give up too much to pick up Henderson. He may get this shot at saves now, but he's far from a strong bet to perform well enough to keep the job.
Jim Henderson worth stashing
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/4/2013) With John Axford blowing a save in his first appearance Monday and blowing up in his second appearance Wednesday, Jim Henderson is looking like a must-have for anyone who needs saves right now.
The Brewers haven't said they're making a change at closer -- and I'm not saying they will either -- but with manager Ron Roenicke expressing concern over Axford's velocity, it's enough of a possibility that you might as well get a jump on the competition.
I don't know that Henderson would be a particularly good closer. His control is suspect, and he didn't fare well in a brief look in the role last year. But he's the Brewers' best alternative, and saves are saves are saves.
Henderson adds new pitch
(2/15/2013) Brewers reliever Jim Henderson posted a 3.52 ERA in 36 appearances in the majors last season and even saw some save chances, converting 3 of 7. Lefties hit .294 against the right-hander, however, so manager Ron Roenicke told Henderson to work on another pitch in the offseason. "Ron (Roenicke) wanted me to continue working on my changeup; I didn't throw any while I was up (with the Brewers) last year," Henderson told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Friday. "I just kept on working on it (in the off-season) and I'll continue to work on it this spring and hopefully add it to the repertoire. I know we have a couple of lefties in the pen now, but if I can get go out there and get some lefties out, too, that would be helpful."