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Hector Rondon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hector Rondon struck out two in the ninth in picking up his 23rd save on Monday.
Rondon did allow a hit in the frame, but the Brewers weren't able to push across a run. He's settled into a really nice groove, which must be difficult given how few save opportunities he gets with the Cubs. This marks Rondon's 9th save conversion in a row. He's now 23-for-27 in saves/opportunities with a 2.70 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 53 innings. Sep 1 - 5:33 PM

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Hector Rondon retired the side in order in the ninth inning to pick up his 22nd save in Tuesday's 3-0 win against the Reds.

Rondon had little issue getting through the 3-4-5 hitters in the Reds' lineup, recording a strikeout in the process. The right-hander has converted eight saves in a row, and is 22-for-26 overall with a 2.75 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a fantastic 55/13 K/BB ratio.
Aug 26 - 11:02 PM

Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles for his 21st save.

It was a pretty tough save as saves go, as Rondon had to go through Steve Pearce, Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz to preserve a one-run lead. Rondon has been stellar since a rocky patch in early August, converting seven straight saves without allowing a run. Rondon has a 2.81 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 54/13 K/BB ratio over 51 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 24 - 5:36 PM

Hector Rondon notched his 20th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Friday's win over the Orioles.

He got a little lucky, as both Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis smoked liners right at fielders. Nevertheless, it was another scoreless appearance from Rondon, who has allowed just one earned run across his last 16 appearances. With his recent hot streak and Neil Ramirez recently returning from the DL, Rondon has solidified his standing as the Cubs' closer.
Aug 22 - 5:40 PM

Hector Rondon escaped a ninth-inning jam to pick up his 19th save as the Cubs defeated the Giants on Thursday, when play resumed from Tuesday's rain-shortened contest.

Rondon allowed two one-out singles to Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford, but was able to strike out Gregor Blanco and get Angel Pagan to sharply ground out to end the threat and the ballgame. Rondon is now 19-for-23 in save chances with a 2.92 ERA and a 53/13 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 8:31 PM

Hector Rondon picked up his 18th save of the season Monday as the Cubs took down the Mets.

Rondon gave up a leadoff double to Daniel Murphy but erased the threat by retiring the next three batters in order -- two via strikeout. Rondon has a decent 3.17 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 52/13 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings this year. He's poised to finish the season strong.
Aug 18 - 3:24 PM

Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Tuesday to earn his 15th save.

It wasn't a cakewalk for the right-hander, who had to face Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett in the ninth. He retired them in order for his 15th save of the year. Rondon owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 45 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 12 - 10:33 PM

Called on to close the game in the 11th inning, Hector Rondon instead allowed a run on three singles to suffer the blown save against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Rondon got within an out of slamming the door before Charlie Culberson's single tied the game at 5-5. The blown save was Rondon's first since July 11, but he'd only had three opportunities in that span before Tuesday. The right-hander struck out two in the inning to limit the damage and the Cubs ended up prevailing, so it will go down as merely a bump in the road for Rondon. Still, with Neil Ramirez lurking, the 26-year-old can't afford to let outings like Tuesday's become more prevalent.
Aug 6 - 1:10 AM

Hector Rondon secured his 12th save of the season on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead against the Cardinals.

It's the first save chance that the Cubs have generated for him in over a week, and with his recent struggles it was a much needed clean inning from the big right-hander. He owns a 3.72 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings, but has to be on his toes with Neil Ramirez looming and ready to take his job at any moment.
Jul 25 - 8:00 PM

Hector Rondon was handed his third blown save of the season on Friday after surrendering a run in the ninth inning against the Braves.

Tasked with protecting a one-run advantage, Rondon allowed a leadoff double to Jason Heyward to put himself in trouble. After battling back to get the next two outs, Christian Bethancourt delivered an RBI single to score Heyward and tie the game. The Cubs did manage to score in the bottom half of the inning to earn him a backdoor win. With as much as he's struggled lately, it wouldn't be surprising to see Neil Ramirez get the ball the next time the Cubs are facing a save situation.
Jul 11 - 7:28 PM

Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 10th save Monday against the Red Sox.

Rondon got the job done for his third save in the two weeks since he returned from a sore elbow, but the Cubs made obvious their wavering confidence in him when they got Neil Ramirez up after a leadoff single in the ninth. Rondon erased the baserunner with a double play ball and then got another groundout, so he'll probably receive the next save chance. However, his job simply isn't very secure at the moment.
Jun 30 - 10:37 PM

Hector Rondon slammed the door on the Nationals, working a scoreless ninth in Thursday's victory.

Rondon easily protected a two-run lead, getting two ground outs and a strikeout for a 1-2-3 inning. It was the right-hander's first appearance since relenting five runs to the Reds on Monday. Now 9-for-11 in save opportunities, Rondon now carries a 3.68 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 35/10 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings.
Jun 26 - 10:56 PM

After entering a tie game in the ninth, Hector Rondon was pounded for five runs by the Reds on Monday.

Rondon's ERA jumped from 2.28 to 3.56. The grand slam he gave up to Devin Mesoraco was the first homer he's allowed in 28 innings this season. As impressive as Neil Ramirez has been, Rondon's hold on the Cubs' closer role is tenuous. He didn't blow a save tonight, but his job security took a hit.
Jun 23 - 11:50 PM

Hector Rondon tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Pirates for his eighth save of the season.

He struck out two batters in the inning. Rondon has been bothered by an elbow issue recently, so this was his first save chance since he took the loss against the Marlins on June 6. He has struck out five of the eight batters he has faced since returning to action, so it looks like he's back on track physically.
Jun 20 - 7:17 PM

Hector Rondon returned to action on Monday and struck out the side in his inning of work against the Marlins.

Rondon hadn't pitched in 10 days because of elbow soreness. He gave up a hit and a walk during his inning tonight and threw 26 pitches, so we really doubt that he'll be available again on Tuesday. Technically, he's still probably the Cubs' closer. However, Neil Ramirez figures to be used in the ninth if there's a save situation tomorrow.
Jun 17 - 12:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup