April 13, 2018
Boston Red Sox — Reliever Joe Kelly received a six-game suspension for his role in Wednesday night’s brawl against the Yankees. Kelly, who drilled Tyler Austin before encouraging him to charge the mound, is appealing the ruling.
Hierarchy remains: Kimbrel | Kelly | Barnes.
St. Louis Cardinals – After entering the game with an eight-run lead, Mike Mayers pitched the final three innings to earn his first career save. Mayers does not factor into the Cardinals’ late-inning plans. Per usual, the first person who can prove they earned a save from Mayers for their fantasy team will win free Closer Monkey Premium. Pics or it didn’t happen!
Hierarchy remains: Holland | Norris | Hicks.
San Francisco Giants — Mark Melancon has received a stem cell injection in his injured right pronator, but his next rehab step is not known. The Giants are hopeful he can begin a throwing program in two weeks, but there isn’t much optimism for that. Dr. James Andrews took a look at Melancon and determined his ligament is fine, so there’s that. In the meantime, Hunter Strickland will continue to get looks in the ninth.
Hierarchy remains: Strickland | Watson | Dyson.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. A Cardinals Long Reliever — The Reds are not very good, so there’s a chance for another three-inning save today if you’re looking to gamble!
1. George Kontos — Felipe Vazquez has pitched in two of three. A taxing appearance Friday will likely mean he needs a rest on Saturday.