David Robertson injured; Raisel Iglesias struggling

April 16, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays – Ken Giles wasn’t feeling well, so it was Joe Biagini on for the 9th inning to protect a 2-run lead for the Blue Jays. Biagini converted and remains the handcuff in Toronto.

Hierarchy remains: Giles | Biagini | Mayza.

Cincinnati Reds – Staked to a 1-run lead in the 9th, Raisel Iglesias walked David Freese on 5 pitches and then gave up a walkoff 2-run homer to Joc Pederson. Iglesias has now surrendered runs in four of his six outings to start the season and should be monitored closely going forward.

Hierarchy remains: Iglesias | Hughes | Garrett.

Philadelphia Phillies — David Robertson was placed on the injured list Monday afternoon with right elbow soreness. The Phillies’ ninth-inning situation will become even more unsettled, with Hector Neris, Seranthony Dominguez, and possibly the revitalized Victor Arano contending for saves.

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


1. Jared Hughes – If Raisel Iglesias needs a day to clear his head, Hughes is probably the best bet for a save chance.
2. Joe Biagini – If Ken Giles still isn’t feeling well, look for Biagini to get another chance.

1. Kelvin Herrera – If Alex Colome goes tonight, it’ll be three straight.
2. Adam Cimber – If Brad Hand goes tonight, it’ll be three straight.
3. Chris Martin – If Jose Leclerc goes tonight, it’ll be three straight.