September 27, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies — Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he was suspended for making a lewd gesture after blowing a save a few weeks ago. As you would expect, fans booed Papelbon when he was announced for the 9th inning, but he was still able to pick up his 39th save of the season. Papelbon still has at least one year left on his deal, but after his recent actions and the performance of rookie Ken Giles, the Phillies will likely try to trade Papelbon in the off-season.
Hierarchy remains: Papelbon | Giles | Diekman.
Toronto Blue Jays – Marcus Stroman recorded a four inning save last night. Stroman, making his first appearance since being suspended for throwing at Caleb Joseph, gave up only one hit while striking out four. Stroman is a promising young starter for the Blue Jays and will not factor into their bullpen plans.
Hierarchy remains: Janssen | Sanchez | Cecil.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Dellin Betances, New York Yankees – David Robertson has appeared in two straight and three of the past four.