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- Eight teams enjoyed a scheduled day off yesterday, while four others had their games let go due to Tropical Storm Elsa. Either way, BOS, TB, CHW, LAA, TEX, ATL, STL, SF, PIT, BAL, NYM, TOR should all have well-rested bullpens going into the final games prior to the All-Star break.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Miami Marlins recalled Nick Neidert from AAA Jacksonville.
- Houston Astros placed Brooks Raley on the 10-day injured list.
- New York Yankees placed Michael King on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 5 with a right middle finger contusion.
- Kendall Graveman pitched a perfect final frame for the Mariners as he ensured his team’s four-run victory over the Yankees on Thursday. Graveman hadn’t pitched previously since Sunday and only needed nine total pitches to get through his outing Thursday and should be readily available for a save opportunity Friday if one were to present itself.
- Jake Diekman picked up his seventh save of the year, while Lou Trivino played set up man and collected his sixth hold. Each pitched a scoreless inning with Trivino allowing a sole walk and Diekman just a single. It’s worth noting the lefty-heavy portion of the lineup went to Diekman in this one, as would be expected, and could easily explain Diekman’s ninth-inning usage over Trivino in this one.
- Nick Neidert was recalled Thursday and immediately pitched four innings of mop-up duty in the Marlins 6-1 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. Neidert allowed three hits and did not issue a walk in his scoreless return to Miami.
- Taylor Rogers collected his eighth save of the season as he pitched a perfect ninth inning for the Twins. Rogers only threw six pitches (all for strikes) in his outing and should be available Friday, but Hansel Robles should be expected to get the final inning unless the matchups dictate Rogers is needed.
- The Kansas City bullpen continues to frustrate as both Scott Barlow and Greg Holland were tagged for three earned runs in their respective outings Thursday. Barlow was credited with the blown save, his third of the season, as he allowed Cleveland to tie the game in the eighth inning off two walks and a Roberto Perez three-run shot, while Holland was given the loss after allowing a three-run shot of his own, this one off the bat of Franmil Reyes. Though James Karinchak gave up a home run of his own, he was still credited with the win as he was the last Cleveland pitcher left standing at the time of the Reyes walk-off.
- With little to no pressure on them considering the seven-run lead, Philadelphia’s Archie Bradley, Hector Neris, and Ranger Suárez each pitched a hitless and scoreless inning of work on Thursday. Each stayed under 20 pitches thrown in their outing and should be available Friday if needed, though it does make it slightly more likely to see a Jose Alvarado sighting late in the game considering we haven’t seen him on the mound since Sunday.
- Mark Melancon’s scoreless ninth inning performance was rewarded by a Trent Grisham walk-off single in the bottom of the inning, allowing him to walk away with his second win of the season. The Padres’ closer has pitched in two of the last three days, though has combined for just 24 pitches in those outings and should be available on Friday if needed.
- Devin Williams and Josh Hader each struck out two in their respective perfect innings Thursday. Williams took home his sixth win of the season while Hader added to his save total with his 21st of the season. Both relievers, along with Brent Suter, have now pitched in back-to-back days, though none of them have combined for more than 28 pitches. With the All-Star break looming, the Brewers may be more aggressive with their high-end bullpen options through the weekend.