June 10, 2019
Atlanta Braves – After Luke Jackson blew a save chance in the 10th inning, Josh Tomlin recorded his first career save in the 12th inning. Sean Newcomb was the only hierarchy member to not see work on Sunday. Perhaps it’s because the Braves may need him to eat some innings in case Kevin Gausman stinks tonight, but no matter the reason, Anthony Swarzak has pitched well since arriving in Atlanta and should be called upon for any save chances that Jackson doesn’t get going forward.
Updated hierarchy: Jackson | Swarzak | Newcomb.
New York Yankees — Stephen Tarpley only needed three or four hours of sleep to pick up his first career save in the Yankees’ extra-inning win in Cleveland on Sunday. Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and Adam Ottavino had all pitched prior to Tarpley’s appearance.
Hierarchy remains: Chapman | Britton | Ottavino.
Tampa Bay Rays – Jose Alvarado spent the maximum seven days on the family medical emergency list, meaning he was transferred to the restricted list. Kevin Cash said there’s a chance that Alvarado is back with the club today or tomorrow.
Hierarchy remains: *Alvarado | Castillo | Pagan.
* = closer-by-committee
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Anthony Swarzak/Sean Newcomb — Luke Jackson has thrown 53 pitches over the last two days. Swarzak (27 pitches) has also worked the last two days.
2. Adam Conley — Sergio Romo has pitched in two straight and three of four.
1. Pedro Baez/Julio Urias — An appearance on Monday would be two straight for both Kenley Jansen and Baez.
2. Zack Britton/Adam Ottavino — Same goes for Aroldis Chapman, Britton and Ottavino.
3. Lou Trivino/Joakim Soria — If Blake Treinen pitches Monday, that will be two straight and three of four. Trivino threw 19 pitches on Sunday, so a lengthy outing on Monday may lead to a Soria save chance on Tuesday.