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- With the Brewers and Cubs game getting postponed due to rain, only eight teams played on Monday (CIN, CLE, MIL, CHC, CHW, MIN, NYY, KCR, MIA, SDP). As a result, most teams will have fresh bullpens heading into today’s action.
- For the second time, I will take my chances with the Yankees and Nestor Cortes as my pick to vulture a win today. Cortes just barely made it through exactly five innings in his last start, doing so for just the second time this season. If he falls short of that mark tonight, I like Lucas Luetge to potentially snag a win against the Royals.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Rowan Wick has rejoined the Cubs in Chicago and is expected to be activated any day now. Given the state of the Cubs bullpen since the trade deadline, he could potentially find his way into some save chances over the season’s final month and a half.
- The Twins placed Jorge Alcala on the 10-day IL with right triceps tendinitis. Edgar García was called up to take his spot in the bullpen.
- The Brewers activated Hunter Strickland from the COVID-19 IL after passing the necessary protocols. He tested positive on July 31st.
- The Indians purchased the contract of Francisco Perez, who will be making his big league debut whenever he finds his way into a game. The 24-year-old has been dominant in the minors with a 1.19 ERA and 71 strikeouts across 45.1 innings.
- The Cardinals activated Daniel Ponce de Leon from the 10-day IL after he missed a month and a half with a shoulder injury.
- The Yankees recalled Nick Nelson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nelson posted a 9.45 ERA in 13.1 innings earlier this season.
- Getting a chance to earn his first save of the season, Zack Britton allowed a run in the ninth and blew the save against the Royals. As a team, the Yankees blew a lead in each of the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th innings, before escaping the 11th with the victory. Wandy Peralta walked away with the save, while Clay Holmes ended up with his first win in pinstripes, despite blowing a save opportunity in the 10th. Moving forward, Britton will likely remain the preferred option for saves until Aroldis Chapman returns from the IL.
- Greg Holland took the loss for the Royals in the 11-inning affair, after giving up three runs (one earned) in the top half of the inning. After six complete innings without a run scoring in the game, the floodgates opened up, as runs scored in every half-inning from the top of the 7th through the bottom of the 11th when the game finally ended after four hours and 52 minutes. It was a forgettable night for everyone in both bullpens, particularly Holland, whose season ERA rose to 5.24 after the blowup.