May 6, 2015
Kansas City Royals — Greg Holland will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday and rejoin a bullpen that had done its part without its closer. While Ryan Madson moves off our hierarchy for the moment, he will still be an important part of the Royals’ late-inning plans, especially with a ruling on Kelvin Herrera’s pair of suspension appeals due any day.
Updated hierarchy: Holland | Davis | Herrera.
Seattle Mariners – Danny Farquhar picked up his second blown save of the season on Tuesday, giving up two runs in the eighth inning. Since his last hold on April 18, Farquhar is 0-1 with two blown saves and just one hold, bumping his ERA up to 5.02. Manager Lloyd McClendon did not say much about Farquhar specifically after the game, but he may be pitching his way out of a chance to get saves when Fernando Rodney is unavailable.
Hierarchy remains: Rodney | Farquhar | Smith.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Evan Marshall, Arizona Diamondbacks – Arizona and Colorado will play a doubleheader on Wednesday, with the second game being 20-30 minutes after the first one…
2. Rafael Betancourt, Colorado Rockies – …which means if a team is to sweep it may be with a Vulture Save in game two.