July 7, 2019
Arizona Diamondbacks — With the Diamondbacks up two in the bottom of the eighth, it was Greg Holland warming up for the save chance. Holland rewarded his manager’s confidence with a scoreless inning for his 13th save of the season. Holland did give up a pair of hits but he did not have any walks and ended the game with a strikeout.
Hierarchy remains: Holland | Hirano | Lopez.
Minnesota Twins — Taylor Rogers had a dominant outing with 2.1 perfect innings and five strikeouts for his 12th save of the season yesterday. Rogers has three saves in his past four appearances and his other appearance was a scoreless ninth inning in a tie game at home, a spot typically reserved for a team’s closer. Given his recent usage, and his sparkling 1.82 ERA and 51 Ks in 39.2 innings, we will kick the committee asterisk for now.
Hierarchy remains: Rogers | Parker | May.
Seattle Mariners — Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla were placed on the IL on Saturday. Cory Gearrin should see more time in the later innings with those guys out. Hunter Strickland says he felt “awesome” after a recent bullpen session, but there is still no time table for his return.
Updated hierarchy: *Elias | Bass | Gearrin.
* = closer-by-committee
Miami Marlins — Austin Brice struck out a pair in a scoreless seventh inning ahead of Nick Anderson and Sergio Romo. Brice has nine straight scorless outings, covering 10.2 innings.
Updated hierarchy: Romo | Anderson | Brice.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Brandon Workman/Ryan Brasier – Matt Barnes has pitched in three in a row. Workman has pitched in two of three, throwing a total of 53 pitches.
2. Blake Parker – Taylor Rogers threw 34 pitches in a 2.1 inning save yesterday
3. Luis Perdomo – Tyler Yates has pitched in two straight, throwing 39 pitches. Craig Stammen has pitched in two straight and three of four.