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- We’ve got a couple of teams electing to use openers today. Milwaukee will lead with Brett Anderson, before turning the ball over to Aaron Ashby at some point. Also, the return of Thor(Noah Syndergaard) should make Mets fans happy. Trevor Williams will piggyback off of Syndergaard after a couple of innings.
- San Francisco Giants reinstated LHP Jake McGee from the 10-day IL.
- Seattle Mariners reinstated RHP Andrés Muñoz from the 60-day IL and placed RHP Joe Smith on the 10-day IL.
- Philadelphia Phillies recalled RHP Seranthony Domínguez from Lehigh Valley (Triple-A East) and placed RHP Connor Brogdon on the 10-day IL.
- Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Chris Mazza from Durham (Triple-A East) and optioned RHP Louis Head to Durham.
- Rowan Wick danced around a leadoff walk before setting three consecutive batters down, including a final strikeout against Tyler O’Neill. The save is only his fifth on the season, and given the fact that Wick has pitched on back-to-back nights, we might see Codi Heuer sneak into the ninth inning role tonight. Additionally, Heuer is available in less than 10% of Yahoo leagues.
- Thanks to a two-run burst by the White Sox in the 8th, Aaron Bummer fell in line for a win. Following right after Bummer was Liam Hendriks as he tossed a spotless frame. The save was Hendriks’ AL-leading 37th on the season. However, he’s pitched on back-to-back nights, and the team will likely hand Craig Kimbrel the ball for the final save opportunity.
- The Padres forced extra-innings with a Manny Machado sac-fly in the eighth inning. Thanks to a Jake Cronenworth RBI-double in the top of the 10th inning, the stage was set for Mark Melancon to pick up yet another save. He only needed 13 pitches to generate the final outs and Melancon notched his MLB-leading 39th save of the season.
- Camilo Doval has been better than advertised since making his jump to the bigs. Besides the three-save week, since his return on September 5th, Doval has had 14 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. Even more impressive might be the 18:3 K/BB ratio and 57.7% ground ball rate. Jake McGee makes a return to the ball club and will likely reclaim his closer duties. Either way, McGee should see some action tonight.
- The Pirates laid a six-spot in the fifth inning and never looked back. A trio of bullpen arms (Chasen Shreve, Shelby Miller, and Chris Stratton) dominated the final three innings by combining for three IP, one BB, and two Ks. Stratton finished the final frame for his eighth save and has thrown a total of 47 pitches in the last two nights. In all likelihood, if the Pirates need someone to close out the ninth, they’ll turn to David Bednar. He is available in 88% of Yahoo leagues.
- Dylan Floro struck out Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto on seven pitches before allowing Freddy Galvis to reach base safely. However, he showed resilience as he induced a grounder to first base for the final out. Furthermore, Floro has been an outstanding find for the Marlins’ bullpen as of late. Since September 1st, Floro has had seven saves with a 31.1% K-rate.
- In a wild one between the Red Sox and Nationals, Boston erupted with four runs in the top of the ninth. Tanner Rainey and Mason Thompson allowed all the earned runs by walking three batters, scattering hits, and giving up an untimely HR. In what can only be described as a complete meltdown, Ryne Haper eventually stopped the bleeding by putting away the only batter he faced.
- Shortly after that, Boston experienced problems of their own by allowing a two-run shot to Andrew Stevenson. Wasting no time, the Red Sox summoned closer Hansel Robles to preserve the game. Robles brought a sinking feeling to the Boston faithful’s stomachs with a two-out walk before Lane Thomas flew out to the right-field, ending the game. The save was Robles’ 14th on the season.
- Drew Smyly notched his 11th win of the season in a piggy-back role where he followed Jesse Chavez. Those two, plus A.J. Minter, combined for seven innings of one-run ball before things got interesting. Atlanta tried to rest closer Will Smith and used Richard Rodríguez in the ninth inning instead. Things didn’t go as planned, and Rich-Rod got the hook after allowing three hits and two earned runs. Jacob Webb collected his first save of the season by recording the final out.
- After a blowup performance by the usually steady Paul Sewald, Seattle stormed back with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. As they went into the top of the ninth with a two-run lead, the Mariners deployed Drew Steckenrider. He only needed 17 pitches to notch his 14th save of the season and kept the playoff hopes alive for another day.