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- The Mets and Yankees had their Friday game postponed and will plan to make it up as part of a doubleheader today. The Mets do not have a scheduled day off until the All-Star break.
- Eight teams have a scheduled day off coming up on Monday and may feel confident enough to be more aggressive with their late-inning bullpen options knowing there’s a built-in day of rest on the horizon: BAL, NYY, TOR, HOU, OAK, SEA, ARI, COL
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Toronto Blue Jays activated Rafael Dolis from the 10-day injured list.
- Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Edwin Uceta from Oklahoma City and optioned Brusdar Graterol.
- Scott Barlow picked up his second save in two days for the Royals, and perhaps the team is finally committed to using their best reliever in the closer role moving forward. The soon-to-be All-Star makes for a great speculative add in fantasy leagues, but keep in mind, Mike Matheny’s not one to rely on a single closer for long.
- Lou Trivino pitched the ninth inning in a tie game last night, allowing a walk while striking out one and not factoring into the decision. After picking up the loss in Friday’s extra-inning game as well, look for Trivion to get Sunday off.
- Angels closer Raisel Iglesias has been on a tear lately, and has been one of the few pitchers to thrive since the new rules on stick stuff were announced (8 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 15 K, 4 SV). After picking up a save last night and working in Friday’s game as well, he could get the day off in which case Mike Mayers or Tony Watson may get a save chance.
- Ryan Pressly recorded his 14th save of the season yesterday, making quick work of the heart of Cleveland’s lineup. Pressly remains the only steady constant in that Astros bullpen as we head into the All-Star break in a week, but after working back-to-back days may get Sunday off.
- Phillies reliever Ranger Suárez also received his second save chance in two days, this time converting and giving the Phils a 4-2 win. Suarez has been one of the team’s better, if not best relievers this season with an ERA and WHIP under one over 31.2 innings and it wouldn’t be a total shock if he ran away with this job.
- Yimi García allowed one hit and struck out one while picking up his 13th save of the season against Atlanta yesterday. He should be one of the most sought-after relievers at the deadline this year and figures to be a lock to get dealt as he’s on an expiring contract and the Marlins remain in last place in the NL East.
- Heath Hembree got the call to close out yesterday’s game for the Reds for the second day in a row and might be settling into that role, at least until Tejay Antone and Lucas Sims return. Despite a 5.06 ERA, Hembree has a whopping 45 K’s over 26.2 innings to go along with a very respectable 1.05 WHIP this season.
- Kenley Jansen recorded his 21st save yesterday, although he didn’t make things easy as he allowed a hit and a walk before getting two strikeouts and a lineout to end the game. He may not be the Kenley of old (strikeouts are down, walks are up) but he’s still been an effective closer this season.
- Now back to being the Giants full-time closer again, Jake McGee finished the entire month of June not allowing an earned run, a streak that has continued into July (and is over 10 innings now) as he worked a clean 9th yesterday for his 16th save. While Tyler Rogers remains great in a setup role, the closer role is McGee’s to lose.
- Daniel Bard skated around a leadoff walk and a Tommy Edman double to record his 12th save of the season last night. The veteran reliever figures to be one of the Rockies’ biggest trade chips at the deadline (assuming Trevor Story isn’t moved) and should find himself in a setup role on a contending team.