Seranthony Dominguez finishing strong with save

September 30, 2018

Philadelphia Phillies — Seranthony Dominguez pitched a scoreless 9th for his 15th save of the season.  The rookie right-hander had an up and down season but is finishing strong with five straight scoreless appearances and will likely be in the mix for saves in 2019 for the Phillies.

Updated hierarchy: *Dominguez | Neris | Neshek.
* = closer-by-committee

New York Yankees – The Yankees were up five heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, but after Jonathan Holder gave up a two-run homer and allowed another baserunner to reach, the Yankees called on closer Aroldis Chapman.  Chapman struck out two, with a walk sandwiched in between, to record his first save since returning from the DL.

Hierarchy remains: Chapman | Betances | Robertson. 

Houston Astros – The Astros swept their doubleheader with the Orioles yesterday, and they rested closer Roberto Osuna in both games in an effort to get everyone innings before their days off.  Hector Rondon picked up his 15th save of the season in game 1 while Ryan Pressly picked up his 2nd save of the season in game 2.

Hierarchy remains: Osuna | Rondon | McHugh.

Arizona Diamondbacks – Yoshihisa Hirano picked up the save with a perfect inning on Saturday.  Hirano has had a successful first season in MLB finishing with an ERA under 2.5, over 30 holds and 3 saves down the stretch.

Hierarchy remains: *Hirano | Ziegler | Bradley.
* = closer-by-committee

Seattle Mariners – Edwin Diaz continued his incredible season on Saturday.  He recorded his 57th save of the season, which ties him for second most in MLB history.  He also has 124 strikeouts versus only 17 walks and an ERA under 2.00.

Hierarchy remains: Diaz | Colome | Vincent.

VULTURE SAVE WATCH
Today
1. Dellin Betances – Aroldis Chapman picked up a save yesterday and the Yankees may choose to rest him on Sunday.
2. Jose Alvarado – Sergio Romo has pitched in two straight and three of four.
3. Trevor Bauer – Bauer will pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday and could potentially pick up a 3 inning save.