September 22, 2022
Oakland A’s — Four straight saves, including three in five days, is more than enough to anoint Domingo Acevedo Oakland’s official closer down the stretch. Sam Moll, out with a strained left shoulder, has been replaced in the hierarchy by Joel Payamps.
Updated hierarchy: Acevedo | Puk | Payamps.
Washington Nationals — After a few weeks where Washington played matchups, Kyle Finnegan seems to have fully regained the ninth, allowing us to banish the asterisk from the Nationals’ pen.
Updated hierarchy: Finnegan | Edwards | Harvey.
VULTURE SAVE WATCH
1. Anthony Bass (TOR) — Jordan Romano threw 24 pitches yesterday and has a total of 67 over the last five days.
2. Dylan Coleman/Amir Garrett (KC) — All three of the Royals’ top relievers have gone back-to-back, but Scott Barlow has thrown more pitches than Coleman, who has thrown more pitches than Garrett.
3. Rafael Montero (HOU) — Ryan Pressly has pitched in two straight and three of four.
1. Raisel Iglesias (ATL) — If Kenley Jansen pitches Tuesday, it’ll be three outings in four games and four out of six.