Belisario back in the mix in Chicago, Kimbrel blows save

April 22, 2014
Chicago White Sox — Ronald Belisario got an inning-ending double play in the seventh before returning for the eighth to earn his third hold of the season. Maikel Cleto hasn’t pitched in five days, and Belisario has not allowed a run in each of his last two outings. Hierarchy change: Ronald Belisario to 2nd in line, replacing Maikel Cleto.

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CHWMatt LindstromDaniel WebbRonald BelisarioNate Jones4/22/14
Nate Jones (DL)


Atlanta Braves – Craig Kimbrel blew the save last night, though to his credit did bounce back with three straight strikeouts after allowing the game-tying double. He’s not on the hot seat yet, but this combined with his earlier arm troubles is a little worrying. Jordan Walden, meanwhile, has not allowed an earned run since April 9.  No hierarchy change.

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ATLCraig KimbrelJordan WaldenDavid CarpenterCraig Kimbrel4/20/14


1. Jim Henderson, Milwaukee Brewers – K-Rod has pitched in four straight and Henderson was the only key Milwaukee reliever to get a night off on Monday.
2. Gonzalez Germen, New York Mets – Both Kyle Farnsworth and Carlos Torres have pitched in back-to-back outings.
3. Matt Albers/Chad QuallsHouston Astros – The Astros could use pretty much anyone in the 9th inning at this point.