September 1, 2015
Arizona Diamondbacks – For the second straight day Brad Ziegler failed to get the job done for the Diamondbacks. In his last two appearances, Ziegler has given up 7 runs on 10 hits in 2 innings pitched. The recent drubbings have taken some of the sheen off of Ziegler’s excellent season, sending his his ERA a whole run higher to 2.48. But an ERA of 2.48 is still pretty great, so don’t expect Zig to lose his job any time soon. Andrew Chafin, meanwhile, was recently sent to the minors to get some rest.
Updated hierarchy: Ziegler | Hudson | Hernandez.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Sean Doolittle, Oakland A’s – Drew Pomeranz has pitched in 3 straight.
2. Daniel Hudson/David Hernandez, Arizona Diamondbacks – Brad Ziegler will almost certainly get the night off tonight, but Daniel Hudson, who has had issues with a finger, might still not be ready to close in his place.