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Transaction and Schedule Notes
- It was a rest day for most of the major leagues as there were only four games yesterday. Only one save was produced on the day.
- The Guardians made a pair of reliever moves on Thursday as they look to catch the Twins for the AL Central crown. Cleveland claimed the duo of Reynaldo López and Matt Moore off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Lopez had been solid with the Angels, compiling a 2.77 ERA in 13 games after coming over from the White Sox. Moore was having a nice season for the Halos as he was 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 44 IP before hitting waivers.
- The Mariners also picked up an ex-Angels reliever as they added Dominic Leone. Leone is 1-3 with a 4.74 ERA in 43.2 innings this season.
- The Dodgers activated Shelby Miller off the 60-day IL and optioned Ryan Pepiot to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Miller had been sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck since mid-June. He is 1-0 with a 2.32 ERA and 0.97 WHIP for the season. Pepiot had been excellent for LA in August, starting three games and only giving up a combined two earned runs with 14 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA.
NYY 3 – DET 4 (F/10)
- The Tigers prevailed over the Yankees in extra innings in a game that featured relievers getting the official win & loss decisions. For Detroit, Beau Brieske (1-2) won his first game of the season as he pitched a scoreless 1oth inning. Prior to Brieske’s appearance, Alex Lange blew the save as he surrendered a home run to Anthony Volpe with two outs in the ninth. Jason Foley and Tyler Holton also appeared for the Tigers and earned holds.
- After starter Clarke Schmidt departed in the fifth inning, the Yankees bullpen was busy as they trotted out the combination of Keynan Middleton, Tommy Kahnle, Albert Abreu, Clay Holmes, and Jonathan Loáisiga to get through the rest of the game. None of New York’s relievers gave up another earned run, but Jonathan Loáisiga was hit with the hard luck loss when the Tigers scored the winning run on a throwing error by Gleyber Torres.
MIA 6 – WSH 1
- The Marlins bullpen compiled a scoreless three innings against the Nationals on Thursday. JT Chargois was the first out of the pen and threw a scoreless seventh inning, followed by Steven Okert in the eighth. He struck out one before A.J. Puk entered for the ninth inning. In the non-save opportunity, Puk closed the game out.
- The Nationals’ relief efforts were highlighted by a multi-inning outing by Robert Garcia. He struck out four over two innings while allowing two hits. Jordan Weems and Joe La Sorsa also appeared for Washington.
SF 7 – SD 2
- Sean Manaea (5-5) threw 3.1 innings of relief to earn his fifth win of the season. Manaea’s control was shaky as he walked five batters and gave up three hits, but surrendered only one earned run to get the win.
- Matt Waldron did most of the heavy lifting for San Diego pitching five innings of relief after starter Pedro Avila’s outing lasted three innings. Waldron gave three hits, including a solo home run, and struck out four. Ray Kerr pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Padres.
ATL 8 – LAD 7
- In the marquee matchup from yesterday, the Braves beat the Dodgers 8-7 as Spencer Strider won his 16th game of the year and Ronald Acuña Jr.hit a grand slam to become the first player ever with a 30/60 season. There were also some relief highlights asPierce JohnsonandA.J. Mintereach locked down holds before the only save of the day was clinched by Raisel Iglesias.Iglesias notched his 27th save after allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one. He lowered his ERA to 2.62 on the season.
- Shelby Miller made his first appearance since mid-June for the Dodgers throwing a scoreless eighth inning. Brusdar Graterol appeared for the ninth inning and lowered his ERA to 1.43 with a shutout inning.
The Best of the Rest…
- It was a quiet night so all of the games were recapped above!
Bullpen Depth Charts
Photos by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Doug Carlin (@Bdougals on Twitter).