Diamondbacks closer allowed a run but still was able to finish Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers, a 4-2 win. He got the save, representing his first of the 2016 season and his 29th in his last 29 attempts. That is a new Diamondbacks record.
Ziegler, 36, took over as the Diamondbacks’ closer towards the end of May last season and blew a save on his third attempt. Between his next save and the end of the season, he would convert every save opportunity with which he was presented. From May 29 through the end of the season on October 4, the right-hander racked up 28 saves with a 2.14 ERA and a 22/9 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.
J.J. Putz previously held the record, notching 28 consecutive saves in the 2011-12 seasons.