Return of the Closers

Return of the Closers
With the All-Star Game and the first closer trade in the rearview, it's time to do some good old fashioned closer talk.
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Chris Tillman tossed six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Orioles' no-decision against the Angels.

He struck out three, walked two and gave up five hits to earn his first victory since June 27. It's not as though he's been pitching poorly. Tillman has slashed his ERA from 5.20 on June 5 to 3.92 today, allowing three earned runs or less in nine straight starts. Tillman hosts these same Angels on his home turf next week.
Jul 24 - 1:07 AM

Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way.
Jul 24 - 12:56 AM

Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save Wednesday against the Cardinals.

The Rays don't want to use McGee as a full-time closer, but it just hasn't worked out very well when they've gone other routes lately. Manager Joe Maddon didn't fool around tonight, using his second best reliever, Brad Boxberger, in the eighth and then his best in the ninth to secure a 3-0 victory.
Jul 24 - 12:54 AM

Desmond Jennings went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rays' leadoff hitter on Wednesday.

The good news is that Jennings is hitting .311 this month. The bad is that he hasn't attempted a single steal after going 1-for-4 in June. He also has just one homer, so he hasn't made much of a contribution in mixed leagues. He rates as a pretty big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 12:51 AM

Jose Bautista homered and doubled to lead the Blue Jays past the Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday.

The homer off Andrew Miller was his first since July 2 (and the first Miller has given up since May 13). Whether it's a coincidence or not, Bautista has slumped mightily with Edwin Encarnacion sidelined. Still, this makes back-to-back two-hit games for him for the first time since June 4-5.
Jul 24 - 12:40 AM

Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format.
Jul 24 - 12:37 AM

Josh Thole went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

Even though Thole only gets to play while R.A. Dickey is pitching, he's managed to stay sharp enough to hit .282 in 85 at-bats this season, albeit without any power at all (three doubles, no triples and no homers). Since the beginning of June, he's started exactly one game in which he wasn't paired with Dickey, and he was removed after two at-bats in that one.
Jul 24 - 12:34 AM

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer Wednesday off R.A. Dickey in the loss to the Jays.

That's four homers in three days for Ortiz. He's now tied for fourth in the AL with 24 homers and tied for fifth with 72 RBI.
Jul 24 - 12:31 AM
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