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August Closer Thread 2018

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Anything to read into the Yanks bullpen usage last night? Rights heavy lineup outside of Davis. Robertson in the 7th vs the bottom of the lineup  going into the top and gave up 1 unearned. Betances in the 8th vs the meat. Green in the 9th.  Britton un the 10th and gives up 1. 

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IDK if the other pen guys are tired but the ordering of Robertson/Betances/Green/Britton given that lineup speaks volumes.  Robertson's shoulder has probably set him back in the pecking order for good.  I imagine ZB gets the lion's share despite the 2 UER and Green should not be overlooked despite what Boone said.  DR and DB will be available as needed for fireman duties dependent upon everyone's performance.

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Dominguez has been absolutely terrible the last month. He has to be removed from the anointed closers role after today right? 

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8 minutes ago, quietj said:

Dominguez has been absolutely terrible the last month. He has to be removed from the anointed closers role after today right? 

 

He came in the 7th so it may already have happened.

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Will Smith loads the bases and Melancon is brought in. Great. 

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1 minute ago, DidiFan said:

Will Smith loads the bases and Melancon is brought in. Great. 

 

Smith is probably done as closer.  He’s been shaky lately.

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2 minutes ago, turner46 said:

 

He came in the 7th so it may already have happened.

I think so, time to get off this ride, thanks Sir Anthony for the memories

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Just now, DemOrioles said:

 

Smith is probably done as closer.  He’s been shaky lately.

 I don't know if I would say he's been shaky though - last time out he got the first two and then an error and homer. Other than that . Am I missing something?

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30 minutes ago, quietj said:

Dominguez has been absolutely terrible the last month. He has to be removed from the anointed closers role after today right? 

 

Absolutely pitiful right now. Era over 10 for this month. I will have to cut bait at the beginning of next week.

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Is Strickland worth a pickup?

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Okay, they need to seriously just shut Jansen down.  This is pathetic.  Not to mention I can't really afford any blown wins for Kershaw at this point, so Jansen's screwing me on multiple fronts.... <_<

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Wow, Kenley.  Feel bad for the guy.  He probably should have taken more time off just to get his head straight.

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Jansen is almost unworthy of being rostered. We are witnessing the beginning of his decline. 

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5 hours ago, DidiFan said:

Will Smith loads the bases and Melancon is brought in. Great. 

 

Melancon got the SV, but zero Ks.

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1 hour ago, street sharks said:

Would Fields be the pick up in dodgerland if they pull Jansen?

Fields was just transferred to the 60 day DL.

 

I think it would be a committee with Alexander, Ferguson, Maeda, etc. 

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1 hour ago, 24/7fantasysports said:

Fields was just transferred to the 60 day DL.

 

I think it would be a committee with Alexander, Ferguson, Maeda, etc. 

 

Stripling is being activated during this weekend series, he should definitely be in the mix.

 

But yeah, I need another closer this week... can't trust Kenley.

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So my closers are a dumpster fire. I need some clarity on the following two situations:

1) Phillies - Sir Anthony has hit a wall. But to be fair he’s been used a lot of multiple innings or more than a typical 3 out save situation. Is Neshek the guy moving forward or will Dominguez be able to reclaim high leverage roles if he’s able to rebound?

2) Braves - Minter has had some back issues which caused a few blowups. Winkler has done ok in his absence but Vizcaino is nearing rehab. Who’s the favorite to close ROS if Vizcaino can return without setbacks?

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