September 20, 2022
Cleveland Guardians – Sam Hentges got the last out of the 7th inning in a 3-run game, and then ended up staying on the mound all the way through the end of the game, as the Guardians stretched their lead to 7 runs. It only took Hentges 20 pitches to get 7 outs, and it was the first save of a very strong sophomore campaign for the lefty (57.1 IP, 66 Ks, 2.51 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). While he tends to pitch more than an inning most of the time, he could be positioned for a few more holds down the stretch.
Hierarchy remains: Clase | Karinchak | Stephen.
San Francisco Giants – After Camilo Doval kept the game tied in the bottom of the 9th, Scott Alexander collected his second save of the season in the 10th after the Giants had scored three runs in the top half. The lefty’s ERA is now 1.59 across 11 appearances.
Hierarchy remains: Doval | Brebbia | Alexander.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Alex Vesia – Craig Kimbrel and Evan Phillips have gone back to back.
1. Raisel Iglesias – If Kenley Jansen goes today, it’s back to back and three of four.
2. John Brebbia – If Camilo Doval goes today, it’s three straight.