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  1. It's 2020. Not so fast my friend... Davey Martinez says Tanner Rainey has forearm tightness and is going to take a few days off
  2. I'd like to congratulate myself on jinxing Mr. Ginkel. Only took three days for him to be sent down.
  3. I was just thinking the same thing. Nastiest stuff in the pen if he can limit the walks.
  4. I would say that the evidence clearly points to Ginkel being the guy. Not only did they give him the first save opportunity out of the gate, but after he blew that one they gave him the next one right away when the whole bullpen was available, purposely lining it up for him by pitching all the other candidates in front of him -- Lopez, Guerra, Rondon and Crichton -- and he nailed it down. He would have been the obvious choice to take over at the beginning of the year after being lights out in 2019, but his numbers were awful (and still are) at the time of the Bradley trade so I think most people discarded him. But his ERA was 16.20 after letting up four runs without recording an out in Coors on Aug. 11, mainly because of that outing and another four-run blowup in his first appearance of the season. Of his other 15 appearances, 12 have been scoreless, allowing single runs in the other three, and a 1.93 ERA since the debacle at Coors. (Of course, this being 2020, he will probably get lit up tonight)
  5. This seems to indicate not much has changed as far as Giles is concerned... Giles (forearm) was transferred to the Blue Jays' 45-day injured list Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Giles' move to the 45-day IL is simply procedural as he'll still be eligible to return as early as Sept. 10. The right-hander has made good progress while recovering from a strained flexor mass in his right forearm, although a specific timetable for his return still hasn't been established.
  6. Hirano strikes out the side to nail down the save. I'm going to choose to ignore the solo shot and declare him the guy in Seattle.
  7. It's Bryan Garcia in for Tigers in the ninth with the 10-8 lead. I think I'm done chasing Tigers save chances.
  8. Not sure exactly what happened since I didn't see the play but it appears Royals reliever got knocked out of the game by injury on a comebacker. KC elects to go to Holland down 2-0 in the sixth. Kind of odd usage for a guy that was looking like the closer.
  9. So Ciserno was trash tonight and is not good in general, and it angers me that I am such a slave to saves that I picked him up, but I just saw the game-winning hit. Absolute routine grounder to short that Buxton turned on the jets and beat out. That's a tough one to lose on.
  10. Tony Bass blows one as well. Stellar night for mediocre-to-bad closers than shouldn't really be closing.
  11. I hope no one in my main league is up late enough to see this Ginkel development. He was dropped after he blew one the other day and is on waivers for another couple hours. Looks like they clearly want him to be the guy considering they used almost their entire bullpen and lined it up for him to work the ninth.
  12. It was a two-inning save in the second game of a doubleheader in which they burned a bunch of their top bullpen arms in the first, but I will allow you to take a small victory lap. I wouldn't go rushing to the wire to grab him just yet though....
  13. If he needs a couple more blowups to lose his job, I think he is relatively secure. Sure, if he blows two in a row in bad fashion he might be toast, but I think the Nats want to keep him in the role and its reasonable to assume that he will pitch well enough to keep the job for another three weeks.
  14. Here is a topic to kickoff the September thread. I wanted to see just how chaotic the closer carousel has been this year so I took a look to see how many guys that I would categorize as the current unquestioned closer on their team that you could be reasonably expect, barring injury, to still have the same role at the end of the season, which is only about three weeks away. I came up with only a dozen. In a general order of certainty... Hendriks -- Cream of the crop Chapman -- Will miss a few games due to suspension Kenley -- Still reliable Hader -- The five-walk implosion concerning but still a weapon Colome -- Rock solid Hand -- Settled down since everyone wanted to dump him for Karinchak Kintzler - Surprisingly consistent Pressley -- Struggled to transition in but now established as the guy Montero -- Wish I had gotten in early Melancon -- Has a few challengers in the pen but has been fine Hudson -- Some shaky moments but think they stick with him despite presence of Rainey Iglesias -- Doesn't look like Bradley is a threat. Bard that probably deserves to be on but so much uncertainty with Coors and his history. Barnes likely the guy the rest of the way for Red Sox but that team is such a mess is tough to predict anything with reasonable certainty. That's about it.