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- After a full 15-game slate yesterday, today is a typical Thursday rest day: BOS, KCR, MIN, OAK, TEX, MIA, PHI, WSN, PIT, and LAD all get the day off.
- Zac Gallen makes his return to the mound tonight with only a 45-pitch sim game under his belt since straining his UCL, so we should expect him to be limited. That makes Riley Smith a potential vulture if Arizona can snap its MLB-record 21 game road losing streak.
- T.J. Zeuch is being called up to start for the Blue Jays, but he has not had a track record of finishing the fifth inning in either major- or minor-league outings this year in the minors. Trent Thorton or Jeremy Beasley could be called upon early in their game against the Yankees.
- Cleveland will be calling up Eli Morgan to start their game against Baltimore. Morgan has finished the fifth inning in just one minor league start this year, so we shouldn’t be surprised if he gets an early hook. Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan could be the arms to watch today.
- Cleveland’s Emmanuel Clase and James Karinchak both pitched their third game in a row last night, picking up the save and hold respectively. We expected them to be off yesterday, so if they’re not given some rest today, Terry Francona will have to answer some questions.
- Aroldis Chapman picked up his second save in two nights, this time without anyone else in the bullpen touching the ball. Expect him to be off against the Blue Jays tonight. Zack Britton or Chad Green could fill in; it’s unclear who gets the first crack after Britton’s IL stint.
- Michael Fulmer was credited with his fifth save of the year, but it came in an uninspiring performance that saw him give up two earned runs on three hits. He did have a three-run lead, though, so the Tigers were still able to pick up the win. He still boasts a 2.96 ERA with a 28.8% strikeout rate and 4.8% walk rate as a reliever this year.
- Lucas Sims struck out four and allowed just one hit to pick up his seventh save of the year for the Reds. Sims was working his second night in a row, but he finished off those batters in a reasonably efficient 22 pitches. Expect him to have the day off, which puts Sean Doolittle in line to potentially pick up a save.
- With Matt Barnes given the day off after a back-to-back, Adam Ottavino was called upon to close out Boston’s matchup against Atlanta, picking up his fourth save of the year despite giving up an earned run. Tonight should be his night off.