Oliver Perez with save, Huston Street off DL

June 15, 2013

Seattle Mariners – Eric Wedge said before Friday’s game that he would give Tom Wilhelmsen some time off from closing.  Oliver Perez was the first reliever to get a save chance in his place (which was a bit of a surprise given his 1.32 WHIP), but the lefty converted, and stands to be in a closer-by-committee with Carter Capps and Charlie Furbush until Wilhelmsen rights his ship.  Wedge’s comments make it sound as if Wilhelmsen will get the job back if he can turn it around, so we recommend hanging on to him for the time being.  Hierarchy change: Oliver Perez to Closer, replacing Tom Wilhelmsen.

CloserSet-Up2nd in line2014 CloserUpdated
SEAOliver PerezCarter CappsCharlie FurbushTom Wilhelmsen6/15/13
Stephen Pryor (DL)

 

San Diego Padres – The Padres activated Huston Street from the DL on Friday and he will immediately return to the closer’s roleHierarchy change: Huston Street to Closer, Luke Gregerson to Set-up, Dale Thayer to 2nd in Line.

CloserSet-Up2nd in line2014 CloserUpdated
SDHuston StreetLuke GregersonDale ThayerHuston Street6/15/13

 

Los Angeles Angels – Kevin Jepsen pitched a scoreless eighth inning ahead of Ernesto Frieri last night.  Since coming off the DL on May 26th, Jepsen has pitched 8.2 scoreless innings while only giving up 4 hits.  Hierarchy change: Kevin Jepsen to Set-up, Garrett Richards to 2nd in line.

CloserSet-Up2nd in line2014 CloserUpdated
LAAErnesto FrieriKevin JepsenGarrett RichardsErnesto Frieri6/15/13
Ryan Madson (DL)

 

St. Louis Cardinals – Kevin Siegrist pitched another perfect inning last night and has been very impressive since getting called up.  The young lefty has pitched 4.1 innings with 9 ks and has only given up 1 hit.  Siegrist also had 44 ks in 27.2 innings at Triple-A Memphis this season.  Hierarchy change: Kevin Siegrist to 2nd in line, replacing Seth Maness.

CloserSet-Up2nd in line2014 CloserUpdated
STLEdward MujicaTrevor RosenthalKevin SiegristJason Motte6/15/13

 

VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs – Kevin Gregg has pitched in three straight
2. Carter Capps/Charlie Furbush, Seattle Mariners – Oliver Perez got the save last night but Eric Wedge said that he will mix and match in the 9th so Capps or Furbush could get the call depending on how the game plays out.
3. Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers – The Brewers could use K-Rod on any night in an attempt to get him to 300 saves for his career.  He’s currently at 298.

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