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- After a full slate yesterday, ten teams will have the day off today: BAL, TB, CLE, LAA, TEX, NYM, CHC, STL, ARI, and SD.
- Tyler Alexander will get the start in a bullpen game, and with the Tigers facing the Mariners, the dominos are lined up for someone to vulture a win. Unfortunately, most of Detroit’s best-suited arms are in need of rest today — José Cisnero, Kyle Funkhouser, and Daniel Norris have all gone back-to-back and shouldn’t be expected to be pitch. Rony García is the most likely pick to pick up multiple innings, but do not mistake that prediction for a recommendation.
- The Nationals’ bullpen will be on thin ice this weekend after laboring through an 11-inning win last night. Brad Hand threw 44 pitches over two innings, which should mean he’ll be off for tomorrow at the very least. He wasn’t alone, though — Daniel Hudson racked up 33 pitches over five outs, and both Kyle Finnegan and Tanner Rainey topped 20 pitches. Rainey was the only one among them not to give up an earned run, and he picked up the save in the 11th, earning two strikeouts along the way. The team will hope that Max Scherzer can carry the team through six or seven innings tonight to give these arms a night off.
- San Francisco’s bullpen also made some notable noise in their 11-inning loss in Arlington. Tyler Rogers blew a save chance in the ninth inning, and while the official ruling was a single, I encourage you to make that determination yourself. Rogers returned for the 10th, allowing the ghost runner to score to tie the game and send it to the 11th, where Jake McGee gave up a walk-off hit to Brock Holt. Either of these two could conceivably have the night off tonight — McGee for pitching on back-to-back nights, and Rogers for his two long innings of work.