Joe Jimenez records first career save thanks to Rally Goose

June 3, 2018

Detroit Tigers – As the Vulture Save Watch predicted, Shane Greene got the day off on Saturday and Joe Jimenez got the call in his place.  Jimenez retired the Blue Jays in order for his first career save while the fans shouted Goooooose.  Jimenez should continue to see save chances when Shane Greene is unavailable.

Hierarchy remains: Greene | Jimenez | Farmer. 

Los Angeles Angels — The Angels called on Blake Parker for the third straight save opportunity, and if he had converted, he might have been able to shed the asterisk.  Unfortunately, for Angels fans and fantasy owners, Parker could not get the job done.  Parker remains atop the committee for now, but Justin Anderson has eight straight scoreless appearances and could work his way back into the mix.

Hierarchy remains: *Parker | Anderson | Johnson.
* = closer-by-committee

Miami Marlins — Nick Wittgren has been placed on the DL with a bruised finger.  Former starter Adam Conley has been pitching well out of the bullpen and the Marlins hope he can take on an Andrew Miller-like role.  With Wittgren on the DL, the Marlins may get a chance to try Conley more in that role.

Updated hierarchy: Barraclough | Steckenrider | Conley.

Toronto Blue Jays – In a tie game in the eighth inning yesterday the Blue Jays went to Seung-Hwan Oh, and the game didn’t stay tied for long.  Oh gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while only recording two outs.  Ryan Tepera has received the last two saves for the Blue Jays and will likely see the next save chance after Oh’s rough outing.

Hierarchy remains: *Tepera | Oh | Clippard.
* = closer-by-committee

1. Steve Cishek – Brandon Morrow has pitched in three games in a row.
2. Robert Gsellman – Jeurys Familiar has gone in two straight (42 pitches) and three of the past four.
3. Sam Dyson – Hunter Strickland and Tony Watson have both pitched in back-to-back games and three of four.

1. Justin Anderson – If Blake Parker goes on Sunday, that will be three in a row.
2. David Robertson – The Yankees have a doubleheader on Monday and if Aroldis Chapman pitches on Sunday it will be two of three.
3. Joe Jimenez/Buck Farmer – Detroit also has a doubleheader on Monday and both Shane Greene and Joe Jimenez have worked a lot recently.