September 26, 2019
Houston Astros — After that bum Zack Greinke gave up TWO CONSECUTIVE HITS with one out in the ninth inning, Will Harris had to come out of the bullpen and show everyone just how this pitching thing is done. Note that Wednesday was Harris’s fourth straight no-hit appearance, while Greinke is on the record saying a no-hitter just isn’t worth the hassle! Maybe if the Astros would start Harris, they’d have won more than just 18 of their 19 games against Seattle this season.
Hierarchy remains: Osuna | Harris | Pressly.
Washington Nationals – Sean Doolittle earned the save on Wednesday, pitching 95 mph and getting several swinging strikes. We listed this as a vulture save yesterday, but Doolittle looked good enough that we think he has the best shot at another save this season.
Updated hierarchy: *Doolittle | Hudson | Strickland.
* = closer-by-committee
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Pedro Baez — Kenley Jansen has pitched in three of four, and Joe Kelly is injured.
2. Daniel Hudson/Hunter Strickland — Sean Doolittle might not go in three straight.
3. Shaun Anderson — Will Smith has pitched in two straight and three of four.
1. Richard Rodriguez — Keone Kela has appeared in two straight.
2. Ty Buttrey/Keynan Middleton — Same with Hansel Robles, who blew a save on Wednesday.
3. Carlos Estevez — Jairo Diaz went two innings on Tuesday and might rest Friday if he pitches today.