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- Eight teams have the day off Monday (CLE, KC, CWS, OAK, NYM, MIA, PIT, CHC), so they may push their bullpen a little more this weekend.
- Last night, the Red Sox and Cleveland went into extra innings, and several RPs were used from both sides.
- Matt Boyd makes his first start since a lengthy stint on the IL. The bullpen should get plenty of use if he is on a pitch count.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Cleveland optioned RHP James Karinchak to Columbus (Triple-A East).
- Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chris Mazza to Durham (Triple-A East).
- Seattle Mariners placed LHP Anthony Misiewicz on the 10-day IL.
- Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Edwin Uceta from Oklahoma City (Triple-A West). Optioned RHP Andre Jackson.
- Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Julian Merryweather to Buffalo (Triple-A East) on a rehab assignment.
- With Lou Trivino‘s recent struggles and Jake Diekman pitching back-to-back nights, the always charismatic Sergio Romo picked up his first save of the season. However, it was a sloppy outing as he allowed a one-out single to Anthony Rizzo, followed by a 406-foot blast to Aaron Judge before disposing of the final two batters. Oakland will likely go back to Trivino in their next save opportunity, so don’t go dropping him just yet.
- The Tampa Bay Rays let nearly anyone in the bullpen close down a game, and last night was Andrew Kittredge‘s turn. He accomplished the goal by only using 20 pitches to sit down the Orioles in order. The slider/sinker combo worked perfectly as they generated a 45% CSW and he should be fresh if needed on Sunday.
- Alex Colomé made this one exciting as he walked Pablo Reyes and allowed an Omar Narváez single before inducing a double-play to finish the Milwaukee Brewers. Colomé has been a busy reliever, and last night marked his seventh save in August. Due to pitching back-to-back nights, he likely won’t be available tonight, and if you’re streaming saves, look to Tyler Duffey.
- The Red Sox and Cleveland played a tight one that went into extra innings. This forced the Red Sox to deploy seven relief pitchers, with Adam Ottavino picking up his 10th save of the season. However, Ottavino is gassed, and likely won’t be available tonight. With so many of Boston’s RPs seeing action last night, things set up nicely for Matt Barnes to get a shot again.
- Scott Barlow gave up one earned run on two hits before forcing Kyle Seager to ground out. He’s been a busy closer as we’ve seen him make appearances in three of the last four days, including a pair of saves. Sunday might be a good spot to give him a breather, and you should consider Josh Staumont next in line.
- Ryan Pressly looked spectacular again as he picked up his 21st save of the season. The Houston closer now holds a 67:9 K/BB ratio and minuscule 1.87 ERA over 53 appearances. However, Pressly has pitched in three of the last four days and likely gets the day off. Consider Kendall Graveman and Yimi García are in line for save chances tonight.
- Kenley Jansen picked up whiffs on his slider and sinker and called strikes on his cutter as he shut down the Rockies for his 29th save. Plain and simple, Jansen is in a tie for second place in the MLB for saves. He is the Dodgers’ closer and will remain there for the rest of the season.
- Edwin Díaz looked sharp outside of hitting Riley Adams with a pitch and only needed ten pitches to notch his 26th save. Although his fastball was down a tick, so there is a chance he gets the night off after back-to-back outings. With Seth Lugo and Trevor May both pitching three of the last four nights, it’s anyone’s guesses as to who would get a shot in the ninth.
- In a tightly contested affair, the Blue Jays pitched Jordan Romano two innings to collect his sixth win on the season. However, this move will likely give Romano a night off. Put Adam Cimber on your radar as the next person up if a save opportunity arises.
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