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- Eight teams are off on Monday: BOS, MIN, NYM, CHC, SD, LAD, COL, SF.
- Washington Nationals optioned RHP Wander Suero to Rochester (Triple-A East). Recalled RHP Tanner Rainey from Rochester.
- San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Sammy Long to Sacramento (Triple-A West).
- Placed RHP Joakim Soria on the family medical emergency list. Recalled RHP Anthony Castro from Buffalo (Triple-A East).
- Minnesota Twins transferred LHP Taylor Rogers from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. I wouldn’t worry about stashing him as the season won’t leave him any time to be fantasy-relevant.
- Ryan Pressly tossed a no-run ninth inning to help send the game into extra innings. Unfortunately, Yimi García was unable to keep the ball in the yard and was charged with his ninth loss of the season. Due to back-to-back days of usage for Pressly and Ryne Stanek, the team may be forced to use Kendall Graveman in a save chance.
- In the bottom of the 1oth, Tyler Clippard gave up a leadoff single that allowed a run to score, but it is not an earned run due to extra-inning rules. He made things interesting by allowing more base runners before eventually collecting the final out and registering his sixth save of the season. However, the team used Clippard and setup man J.B. Wendelken on Friday as well. So, if Arizona can upset the Astros again, look for Noé Ramirez to vulture a save.
- Philly preserved a Nola victory by using José Alvarado and Héctor Neris before Ian Kennedy pitched a clean ninth inning. The trio has been used three times in the last four games, and in all likelihood, I wouldn’t expect Kennedy or Alvarado available for tonight’s action. Instead, the team has a fresh Archie Bradley in the pen, but my money is on Neris as he didn’t pitch on Friday.
- Josh Hader danced around a walk and hit while striking out two Chicago Cubs to preserve his 33rd save of the season. The Brewers also called upon Brad Boxberger, who coughed up a solo shot in the seventh, and Devin Williams, who struck out three in the eighth. Hader’s back-to-back appearances since Friday will lead to our favorite band (Devin Williams and the Airbenders) to craft music in the ninth if needed.
- In the ninth, Joe Barlow’s perfect frame helped him pick up his seventh save of the season. The scoreless inning gives him seven consecutive and brings his ERA down to a tiny 1.73. However, current high levels of usage will render both him and Spencer Patton unavailable tonight. Expect the team to choose from Josh Sborz, Brett Martin, or Dennis Santana.
- Alex Wood only went three innings to start the game, and the Giants used six RPs after that to shut out Atlanta. Additionally, the eighth inning belonged to Tyler Rogers, who blew Friday night’s save. This led to Dominic Leone getting the ball in the ninth, to which he only allowed one hit on his way to registering only his second save. Both Leone and Rogers pitched back-to-back nights, so it’ll be anyone’s guess who the next person up will be. Maybe Tony Watson, but also perhaps Zack Littel would be my guess.
- Alex Vesia allowed a walk and single before a Corey Seager throwing error made the game exciting. He was quickly removed for Kenley Jansen to record the final out by getting Eugenio Suárez to whiff on his final pitch. Jansen’s 34th save brings him into a tie for second place with Liam Hendriks.
- Michael Fulmer pumped heat to the Rays and struck out one on his way to registering his 10th save of the season. In an exciting twist, the Tigers elected to go back to Fulmer for the save, even though the team’s lead closer Gregory Soto only threw 14 pitches on Friday. Update-Soto was hit by a comebacker and placed on the IL for the remained of the season.
- Emilio Pagán imploded for three earned runs late in the game. The blunder opened the door for Giovanny Gallegos to quickly shut down the Padres for his ninth save of the season. It was a good redemption game for Gallegos, who gave up a solo HR in his last outing on September 14th.
- In the ninth Andrew Chafin was handed the ball and he collected the save but not before causing everyone in the stands to panic as he loaded the bases. Oakland has switched back-and-forth between Chafin and Sergio Romo this week, but you have to consider Chafin as the go-t0 closer as we advance.