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- The following 14 teams had a scheduled day off yesterday: BAL, DET, KCR, CWS, CLE, OAK, LAA, PHI, ATL, PIT, CHC, MIL, CIN, and COL. They should all have completely fresh bullpens for today’s slate, which features 16 games, including a double-header between Cleveland and Minnesota.
- The clear choice for a potential win vulture today comes from the Dodgers, where Tony Gonsolin will be starting at home against Luke Weaver and the Diamondbacks. Gonsolin, who has pitched to a strong 2.79 ERA this season, will be making just his second start since July, so he will likely have a limited workload. After tossing three innings of one-run ball in his return last week, there’s a solid chance that he doesn’t make it through five in this one either. Corey Knebel and Phil Bickford are guys who could be presented with the opportunity to steal a win here.
- The Reds designated Brad Brach for assignment. He posted an underwhelming 6.30 ERA in 35 appearances this season.
- The Royals activated Joel Payamps from the 10-day IL after dealing with COVID protocols.
- The Red Sox activated Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 IL. Sawamura has been out since the end of August after testing positive, along with several other teammates. The team also activated Austin Davis from the paternity leave list.
- The Diamondbacks activated Tyler Clippard from the COVID-19 IL. Clippard has been out since September 5th after testing positive, but he will likely step right back into the ninth inning role.
- Clay Holmes picked up his fifth win in 16 appearances since joining the Yankees, working a scoreless 10th despite Jorge Polanco starting the inning on second. After pitching to a mediocre 4.93 ERA with the Pirates for most of the season, Holmes has been arguably the best reliever in the Bronx since joining the team, as his American League ERA dropped to 2.04 with the strong effort.
- Dylan Floro worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to slam the door on the Nationals and earn his 11th save of the season, and third in the last five days. The Marlins closer has been rock solid of late, allowing just two runs in 10 appearances over the last month.
- Entering the ninth inning with a 5-4 lead, Drew Steckenrider struck out two on his way to a perfect inning and his ninth save of the season. Having now made 16 straight appearances without giving up a run, Steckenrider might be taking over the closer role from Paul Sewald, who served up back-to-back solo shots in the eighth inning of this one. Diego Castillo, the other potential closer in Seattle’s bullpen, picked up the win in this one, tossing a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts.