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- Eight teams have a scheduled day off Monday and may feel empowered to be a little more aggressive with their bullpens this weekend knowing the built-in rest day is on the horizon: TB, TOR, OAK, SEA, TEX, ATL, MIA, SD
- With Kyle Muller pitching against the Reds and unlikely to go more than four, maybe five innings, perhaps someone like Josh Tomlin is worth a look for those desperate for a win on the last day of the week.
- Cincinnati Reds placed Tejay Antone on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain.
- New York Yankees placed Zack Britton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.
- The Tigers were actually in line to take both games of the doubleheader with the Astros yesterday before Michael Fulmer blew the save in game two. Entering in the sixth inning, Fulmer allowed three hits, two of which were home runs, and three earned runs. In the first game, José Cisnero worked a clean ninth and added two K’s for his third save of the season, and could potentially see more save chances moving forward. EDIT: with Fulmer on the IL now, Cisnero should definitely see some save opportunities.
- The A’s bullpen really struggled yesterday in San Francisco, with Jake Diekman being charged with a blown save after allowing two hits, a walk, and a hit batter over just two-thirds of an inning. Lou Trivino wound up replacing him and worked 1.2 innings, allowing two hits and a walk, but with both throwing 27 pitches in the contest, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they get the day off today.
- In Houston, Ryan Pressly continues his run of dominance, as he threw a perfect 9th with 3 K’s for his 12th save of the season. He should probably have more saves but the rest of the Astros bullpen has been an issue this season, and I’d expect them to address that at the deadline.
- Ian Kennedy worked the ninth inning of an eight-run ballgame yesterday, as the team was likely just looking to get him some work as he hadn’t pitched since Monday. He only threw 14 pitches so he should be ready to go today should a save chance arise.
- After Héctor Neris both lost and regained his role as closer on Friday, he may be back on the outside looking in after blowing his sixth save of the season yesterday. The Phillies should be one of a handful of teams looking for outside bullpen help in the next month.
- Edwin Díaz came into the top of the ninth in a tie game and proceeded to allow a run and left the game in line for a loss before Neris blew the save in the bottom of the inning. Díaz issued a walk and hit a batter in the inning, but did not allow a hit as he continues to struggle in non-save situations.
- One available reliever would be Yimi García, who picked up his 12th save of the season yesterday. With the Marlins nine games out of a playoff spot, I’d expect them to be sellers at the deadline, and pending UFA Garcia should get a lot of interest.
- Amir Garrett converted his fifth save of the season yesterday, allowing one hit while striking out one. With both Lucas Sims and Tejay Antone on the IL, expect Garrett to lead some sort of closer committee in Cincinnati.
- Alex Reyes worked a clean ninth to net his 18th save of the season. While he didn’t strike out anyone, it’s nice to see him not allow any base runners, as it’s only the second time he’s done so in his last 18 appearances (dating back to May 5th).
- The Giants had to turn to their late-inning duo again on Saturday night, with both Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee working clean innings in the ninth and tenth respectively. McGee picked up his third win of the year despite allowing an unearned run (extra-inning rule) but one or both of these guys could be off today after working back-to-back days.