June 25, 2012
Cincinnati Reds – Aroldis Chapman surrendered a walkoff HR on Sunday, and has now given 8 runs in his last 6.1 innings. Chapman still has spectacular season-long numbers, but if he blows another save, Dusty Baker could go back to Sean Marshall, who has a 0.79 ERA in June and has given up just 1 run in his last 17 appearances. Aroldis Chapman to Hot Seat.
|Closer |Set-Up |2nd In Line |2013 Closer |UpdatedCIN |Chapman |Marshall |Ondrusek |Madson |6/25/12
San Francisco Giants – For the second night in a row, Santiago Casilla couldn’t get out of the 9th inning. On Sunday, he allowed a 3-run walkoff HR, and he’s now given up 5 runs in his last 1.2 innings. Casilla has been solid all season, but the Giants have a spectacular set-up man in Sergio Romo, who could easily be plugged into the role if Casilla continues to struggle. Santiago Casilla to Hot Seat.
|Closer |Set-Up |2nd In Line |2013 Closer |UpdatedSF |Casilla |Romo |Affeldt |Wilson |6/25/12 |Wilson(DL) |
New York Mets – Frank Francisco was placed on the DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain, and Terry Collins said that Bobby Parnell will get save chances until Francisco returns. Jon Rauch could see save opps if Parnell struggles. Hierarchy change: Bobby Parnell to Closer, Jon Rauch to Set-up, Tim Byrdak to 2nd in line, Frank Francisco to DL.
|Closer |Set-Up |2nd In Line |2013 Closer |UpdatedNYM |Parnell |Rauch |Byrdak |Francisco |6/25/12 |Francisc(DL)|
Minnesota Twins – Matt Capps appears headed for the DL after returning early to Minnesota for an MRI. Ron Gardenhire said that until Capps’s return, Glen Perkins and Jared Burton would share opportunities based on match ups. Burton got the call on Sunday, picking up his first save of the season, but Perkins is more likely to see the majority of chances over the next few weeks. Hierarchy change: Glen Perkins to Closer, Jared Burton to Set-up, Alex Burnett to 2nd in line, Matt Capps to DL.
|Closer |Set-Up |2nd In Line |2013 Closer |UpdatedMIN |Perkins |Burton |Burnett |Capps |6/25/12 |Capps(INJ) |
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Joaquin Benoit, Detroit Tigers – Jose Valverde’s injury isn’t particularly serious, but he will be out through the weekend. Joaquin Benoit will get save chances until he returns.
2. Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants – Santiago Casilla has pitched in three consecutive games.
3. Jesse Crain/Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox – Addison Reed has pitched in three consecutive, and the White Sox could play matchups tonight to determine who gets the save chance.
4. Jared Burton, Minnesota Twins – Glen Perkins is most likely to nab a save in Matt Capps’s absence, but Jared Burton could also get an occasional chance.