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- The following teams had a day off yesterday: NYY, HOU, TEX, ATL. As a result, they should all have completely fresh bullpens for tonight’s action.
- The best opportunity to vulture a win tonight could come from the Cubs. After operating as a reliever to this point in the season, Alec Mills will draw the start against the Mets. Someone like Keenan Thompson could be the first reliever to enter the game, and could therefore have a decent shot at picking up a cheap win.
- The Tigers activated Michael Fulmer from the 10-day IL. He was out for a little over two weeks with a shoulder injury.
- The Mets recalled Sean Reid-Foley from Triple-A Syracuse. He’s pitched well when with the big league club this season, owning a strong 1.98 ERA across 13.2 innings.
- Entering the game with a 3-2 lead, Brad Hand worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 12th save of the season. He threw nine sliders out of 11 total pitches to get the job done, as he was able to lower his ERA to 3.16 with the effort. While maybe not quite as dominant as he has looked in past seasons, Hand keeps getting the job done as the Nationals closer.
- Protecting a 1-0 lead in the ninth, Matt Barnes blew the save when he gave up a two-out solo shot to arguably the hottest hitter in the game, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Barnes was otherwise perfect, striking out the other three batters he faced, but he made his one mistake, a hanging curveball on the inside part of the plate, against the wrong guy. He was fortunate enough to pick up the win however, as the Red Sox rallied in the bottom half of the inning to win the game on a Rafael Devers walk-off hit. Barnes still holds an impressive 2.86 ERA and 0.74 WHIP with 50 strikeouts in 28.1 innings on the season.
- With the game tied entering the bottom of the ninth, Rafael Dolis gave up three hits while only recording one out, as he took the loss against the Red Sox. It was a tough series for Dolis, as he pitched three times in four games, giving up runs in all of them and being saddled with two losses.
- After James Karinchak struck out three batters on his way to four outs to finish off the seventh and eighth innings, Emmanuel Clase struck out two batters to collect his tenth save of the year. He lowered his ERA to a sparkling 1.01 on the season, and he looks to currently have a slight edge over Karinchak in what has seemingly become a timeshare for ninth inning duties.
- Entering the ninth with a three-run lead, Edwin Díaz struck out the side to pick up his 13th save of the season. Díaz faced the top of the Cubs order and sent them all down swinging in what was one of his most dominant performances of the year. The Mets closer has now gone five straight appearances without allowing a run.
- Kevin Cash continued to mix and match his ninth inning options last night, this time electing for Pete Fairbanks to close out the game against the White Sox. He worked a 1-2-3 inning to drop his ERA to 1.06 on the year, having now gone 11 straight appearances without giving up a run. As a result, he has been given two save opportunities in the last four days, giving him three on the year. Diego Castillo, who has also earned three saves in the month of June, struck out two as part of a scoreless eighth inning in this one. Castillo leads the bullpen with 11 saves, though that is only half of the team’s total saves thus far. J.P. Feyereisen, who also has three saves this year, worked two perfect innings to get through the sixth and seventh.
- Alex Reyes worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his 17th save of the season. He threw nine of his ten pitches for strikes in this one, a rare change for someone who had issued at least one free pass in each of his previous seven appearances. Despite the typical control problems, he remains perfect in save chances with a shiny 0.84 ERA in 32 innings of work.
- Entering the ninth with a 3-0 lead, Daniel Bard gave up two runs before escaping with his ninth save of the year. He gave up a double and a two-run homer before finishing the job, with those being his first earned runs given up since May 12th. While far from an elite option, Bard continues to mostly get the job done for the Rockies.
- Protecting a three-run lead, Lou Trivino worked a 1-2-3 ninth to secure his 11th save of the season. He has now made 14 straight appearances without giving up an earned run, as he has been phenomenal since imploding for five earned runs all the way back on May 5th. While originally seeming like a timeshare in Oakland between him and Jake Diekman, Trivino has taken full control of the job, picking up the last five saves for the A’s. Diekman worked around a walk and a single last night to toss a scoreless eighth inning.
- Entering the ninth with a 5-2 lead, Jake McGee pitched a perfect inning to collect his 13th save of the year. It was his first save since May 30th, as Tyler Rogers, who worked a scoreless eighth, had gotten the previous few chances. McGee has now gone six straight outings without allowing an earned run, lowering his ERA to 3.49. Both he and Rogers should continue to see save chances in the foreseeable future.
- Protecting a one-run lead, Drew Steckenrider picked up his first save of the season with a perfect ninth inning. With Kendall Graveman unavailable after pitching in each of the last two days, Scott Servais turned to Steckenrider, who has now pitched five consecutive shutout innings. Paul Sewald, who worked a scoreless eighth inning, ended up with his third win of the year.
- Needing just nine pitches to retire the side, Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his 16th save of the year. Despite some chatter around the league that Jansen had lost a step, the veteran closer has pitched to a shiny 1.63 ERA, having given up just two earned runs since the start of May. David Price came away with his second win of the season, despite only recording two outs early in the game.