Ernesto Frieri and Jim Johnson close to winning their jobs back

August 24, 2013

Baltimore Orioles — Jim Johnson picked up the save on Friday night as he pitched a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.  Right now it looks like both Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson are worth owning.  If Jim Johnson is able to string together a couple good outings he should reclaim his role as closer.  However, with the Orioles in the midst of a playoff chase they cannot afford any more blown saves from Johnson so if he struggles in his next outing, Tommy Hunter could continue to see save opportunities. No hierarchy change.

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Los Angeles Angels — Ernesto Frieri struck out the side on Friday for his 27th save of the season.  Mike Scioscia has not come out and anointed Frieri his closer again but with five straight scoreless outings, he should be very close to getting his job back as the full time closer. No hierarchy change.

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1. Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals – Rafael Soriano has pitched in four straight.
2. Ernesto Frieri, Los Angeles Angels – Dane de la Rosa and Ernesto Frieri are sharing the closing duties.
3. Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles — Jim Johnson got the save last night and could get the call again tonight.