June 26, 2016
St. Louis Cardinals — Mike Matheny confirmed yesterday that Trevor Rosenthal will no longer be the team’s closer. He also said that he would use a three-pitcher committee instead of naming one closer. We still like Seung Hwan Oh the best but Matheny said that he would rotate through Oh, Siegrist and Broxton based on availability and matches.
Updated hierarchy: *Oh | Siegrist | Broxton.
* – closer-by-committee
June 26, 2016
Colorado Rockies – Gonzalez German recorded his first save of the season yesterday. German came on to get the last out the eighth inning and stayed on for the ninth after the Rockies added some insurance runs. Boone Logan has been used as a LOOGY lately, he has gone less than a full inning in his last seven appearances so German could continue to see more time in the later innings for the Rockies until Jake McGee returns.
Updated hierarchy: Estevez | Motte | German.
Oakland A’s – Sean Doolittle pitched out a bases loaded, one out jam in the ninth inning yesterday in a non-save situation. However, the bigger news may be that Ryan Dull stranded two more inherited runners. Dull has now stranded all 32 inherited runners this season. Dull is still behind Madson, Doolittle, and Axford when it comes to saves chances but he is having a great season for the A’s bullpen.
Hierarchy remains: Madson | Doolittle | Axford.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Mychal Givens, Baltimore Orioles – Zach Britton has pitched in two straight and four of the last five. Brad Brach has also pitched in two straight and three of the past four.
2. Tyler Thornburg, Milwaukee Brewers – Jeremy Jeffress has pitched in back-to-back games.
3. Addison Reed, New York Mets – Jeurys Familia has pitched in two straight and four of the past five.
4. Kirby Yates, New York Yankees – The big three of Chapman, Miller, and Betances has all pitched in two straight and three of the past four.
5. Kevin Siegrist/Jonathan Broxton, St. Louis Cardinals – Matheny said he will mix and match between Oh, Siegrist and Broxton