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- Thursday was a big scheduled day off with just sixteen teams playing. BAL, NYY, TOR, CHW, MIN, HOU, LAA, SEA, TEX, CIN, STL, ARI, LAP, and SD all had days off, giving their bullpens added rest for the weekend.
- New York Mets claimed Brad Hand off waivers from Toronto
- Atlanta Braves recalled Sean Newcomb from AAA and placed Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
- Seattle Mariners sent Diego Castillo on a rehab assignment to the ACL Mariners.
- Garrett Richards continues to flourish in his new bullpen role for Boston, picking up the rare three-inning save as he closed out the red Sox victory over the Rays on Thursday, allowing just one hit, one walk, and striking out four through the final three innings of the game. Don’t expect to see Richards out there for a few days after he threw 45 pitches on Thursday. Adam Ottavino should continue to work the ninth until Matt Barnes can force the issue once again.
- Rowan Wick was called upon by the Cubs to close out the ninth inning and it appeared he was not entirely ready for the challenge as he allowed two runs (one earned) off three hits, blowing his first save of the season and allowing the game to head into extra innings. Codi Heuer would end up getting credit for his sixth win of the season after pitching a perfect top of the 11th inning to go along with some spotty defense on part of the Pirates in the bottom of the inning, allowing the Cubs to come back and secure the victory.
- David Bednar threw 29 pitches through his two innings of work, allowing just one walk and striking out four. The Pirates will probably give him the day off Friday, though with Chris Stratton and Chad Kuhl throwing 21 and 24 pitches of their own respectively, the Pirates could end up giving Chasen Shreve late-inning work if needed.
- Emmanuel Clase joined the 20-save club on Thursday as he closed out Cleveland’s victory over Kansas City, but not before allowing the Royals to cut into the lead by one. Clase has little to no competition for the closer role from here on out so a night like this does little to his closer value down the stretch.
- Will Smith collected his 30th save of the season. After giving up a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, Smith still only faced the minimum three batters as struck out Elias Diaz and induced a double play ground ball from Garrett Hampson to end any threat the Rockies may have thought about mounting. After throwing just seven pitches, Smith should be readily available if needed on Friday.
- Ian Kennedy pitched around a Josh Bell double and picked up his 22nd save of the season while Archie Bradley picked up his 11th hold on the year playing set up man, his third in the past four games for the Phillies.
- Sergio Romo picked up his second save of the season, allowing one walk and striking out one in the final inning of the Athletic’s win over the Tigers. Andrew Chafin was called upon to stop the bleeding caused by Frankie Montas and Deolis Guerra in the bottom of the seventh inning. While Chafin would go on to throw a scoreless eighth, he would ultimately make way for Romo to come in and grab the save for the second time in the past five games. Though after throwing 23 pitches on Thursday Romo may see some rest on Friday, so don’t be surprised to see this situation go back and forth all weekend.
- Once again Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee closed out the final two innings of a Giants’ victory, with Rogers walking away with the win in this one after the Giants broke the 1-1 tie with four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Unfortunately, that would take away the save opportunity for McGee, who still provided a scoreless outing to go along with a strikeout.
- Edwin Diaz recorded his 28th save of the season, pitching a perfect final inning and recording a pair of strikeouts along the way. Despite the Met’s struggles, Diaz has still found a way to collect three saves in the past six days.