Sean Doolittle working his way back to relevance

September 24, 2019

Washington Nationals – With a 4-run lead in the eighth inning, Sean Doolittle started warming. He sat back down when the Nats tacked on two insurance runs, but the lefty has been slowly building back up to become a late inning option again; it seems he’s reached the point where Washington is ready to trust him in key spots.

Updated hierarchy: *Hudson | Doolittle | Strickland.
* = closer-by-committee

Tampa Bay Rays – After Emilio Pagan got in a bit of trouble in the 9th, Colin Poche came on and struck out both hitters he faced for his second save of the year.

Hierarchy remains: Pagan | Anderson | Drake.


1. Andrew Miller – Carlos Martinez has pitched in five of the last six; he’ll be off today and probably tomorrow too.