Dillon Tate to close in season’s final series

October 4, 2022

Kansas City Royals – Taylor Clarke got a 10th inning save on Monday, after the rest of the Kansas City hierarchy had already pitched. It was his third of the season.

Hierarchy remains: Barlow | Coleman | Garrett.

Toronto Blue Jays – Tim Mayza pitched the 7th inning with the Blue Jays up by three runs, and then ended up being credited with the save when the game was rained out in the 8th.

Hierarchy remains: Romano | Garcia | Bass.

New York Yankees – Committee leader Scott Effross picked up his fourth save of the season on Monday with a 1-2-3 inning. Miguel Castro got the 8th inning and might also be a late-inning option when matchups are right.

Hierarchy remains: *Effross | Loaisiga | Trivino.
* = closer-by-committee

Boston Red Sox – Matt Barnes got the 9th inning on Monday, following John Schreiber and Ryan Brasier, who pitched the 7th and 8th, respectively. Barnes and Schreiber remain the likely committee leaders as the year winds down.

Hierarchy remains: *Schreiber | Barnes | Strahm.
* = closer-by-committee

Philadelphia Phillies – Converted starter Zach Eflin got his first save of the season, pitching a scoreless 9th in the Phillies 3-run, playoff-clinching victory. It doesn’t seem likely that Eflin will get another save chance, but he has been quite good as a reliever so far, with 1 ER allowed in 7.2 innings.

Hierarchy remains: *Robertson | Dominguez | Alvarado.
* = closer-by-committee

Detroit Tigers – Andrew Chafin got his 2nd save of the season, with Gregory Soto getting the night off. It might be the tail end of the season, but the VSW has still got it!

Hierarchy remains: Soto | Chafin | Lange.

Colorado Rockies – Justin Lawrence got his first save of the season, locking down a 1-run victory. Daniel Bard had pitched two innings on Sunday and got the day off.

Updated hierarchy: Bard | Lamet | Lawrence.

Baltimore Orioles – Felix Bautista is being shut down for the season with knee discomfort. It’s not serious and won’t affect his offseason, but the Orioles, who had a spirited season but ultimately fell short of the playoffs, are being cautious. Look for Dillon Tate to grab any remaining saves.

Updated hierarchy: Tate | Perez | Baker.


1. Dylan Coleman – Scott Barlow has pitched two straight.
2. Kendall Graveman – Liam Hendriks has gone back to back and four of five.
3. Adam Ottavino – The Mets have a doubleheader…
4. Carl Edwards Jr. – …with the Nationals.
5. Jonathan Loaisiga – The Yankees have one…
6. Jonathan Hernandez -…with the Rangers.
7. Andrew Chafin – And the Tigers have one…
8. Andres Munoz – …with the Mariners.

1. Nick Martinez – If Josh Hader goes today, it’s back to back and three of four.