Sam Dyson walked two batters to bring the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning Tuesday, but he escaped to preserve a win over the Brewers.
Dyson issued two-out walks to Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter to give Domingo Santana a chance to ruin the fun, but Dyson struck out Santana to end the threat. The save was his 37th of the season. Through 72 games, the 28-year-old has a 2.47 ERA and 1.24 WHIP at the back end of the Rangers' bullpen.
Roman Quinn left Tuesday's game against the Braves with a strained left oblique.
Quinn was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored before departing in the sixth inning. The injury is almost certainly going to end his cup of coffee with the Phillies, given that oblique strains typically require 3-4 weeks of rest and rehab. Quinn, a highly-regarded outfield prospect, batted .263/.373/.333 with four doubles and five stolen bases over his first 15 major leagues.
Jimmy Nelson allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Nelson, who has allowed a National League-worst 86 walks this year, lived up to his reputation, issuing four free passes to go along with his four hits allowed. One of those was a three-run home run by his former teammate Carlos Gomez. His season mercifully ends with an 8-16 record, 4.62 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 32 starts.
A.J. Griffin allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Brewers.
Griffin gave up a pair of homers in the contest, giving him 28 home runs allowed in 23 starts overall. It's no surprise, then, that the right-hander owns a 5.07 ERA in those 23 starts. There were highs and lows in his first full year since 2013, and it will be interesting to see what kind of interest the 28-year-old garners on the open market this winter.
Starling Marte (back) said he's not sure whether he will start another game this season.
Marte tried to return from his lingering back injury late last week but still isn't feeling quite right. He described it Tuesday more as back "tightness" than spasms. A full month of rest is what Marte really needs, and he'll get it as soon as the regular season ends for the 77-80 Pirates.