Bullpen Report: September 14, 2016

Let’s throw another name into the mess known as the Giant’s bullpen. Derek Law was activated and pitched for the Giants for the first time since August 27th. He struck out the only batter he faced down 3-1 in the 9th, as Bochy said he will not use him high leverage situations just yet. Law has had a very strong year with a 1.93 ERA (2.30 WHIP), and could see some 9th inning chances as the season winds down and the Giants bullpen continues to struggle. For now, he is off the grid.

In that same game, the Padres bullpen shut-down the Giants over 2.2 innings allowing only a walk and striking out 5, leaving Brad Hand (17) and Ryan Buchter (18) with the holds, and Brandon Maurer (10) with the save.

Dellin Betances came into a tied game in the 9th and gave up two unearned runs after Starlin Castro made an error to open the inning and Justin Turner doubled for the lead. The Dodgers would add another run on a Fielder’s Choice for a 2 run lead. Kenley Jansen would get the 9th allowing 1 hit while striking out 3 Yankees for the save (44).

Fernando Salas gave up his first run as a Met when Wilson Ramos hit a solo bomb to break up the 0-0 tie. It was his only mistake as he pitched effectively the rest of the two innings he was on the hill. Mark Melancon came in for the save after giving up the go-ahead home run to T.J. Rivera on Tuesday, and as fate would have it, Melancon would face Rivera again for the final out. This time Rivera grounded out and Melancon got the save (42).

Quick Hits: Jeanmar Gomez escaped trouble against the Pirates for his 37th save. David Phelps made his 2nd appearance out of the pen after hitting the DL and earned the hold (23), while A.J. Ramos closed it out (36). Zach Britton (43), Edwin Diaz (16), and Francisco Rodriguez (42) were perfect in their save opportunities.

Closer Grid:

Closer First Second DL/Minors
Arizona Daniel Hudson Randall Delgado Jake Barrett
Atlanta Jim Johnson Mauricio Cabrera Ian Krol Arodys Vizcaino
Baltimore Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens Darren O’Day
Boston Craig Kimbrel Koji Uehara Brad Ziegler Carson Smith
CHI (NL) Aroldis Chapman Hector Rondon Justin Grimm.
CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Matt Albers
Cincy Tony Cingrani Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen
Cleveland Cody Allen Andrew Miller Bryan Shaw
Colorado Adam Ottavino Jake McGee Carlos Estevez Scott Oberg
Detroit Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Alex Wilson
Houston Ken Giles Luke Gregerson Will Harris
KC Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Luke Hochevar
LAA Andrew Bailey Mike Morin J.C. Ramirez Cam Bedrosian
LAD Kenley Jansen Joe Blanton Adam Liberatore
Miami A.J. Ramos Fernando Rodney Kyle Barraclough
Milwaukee Tyler Thornburg Corey Knebel Blaine Boyer
Minnesota Brandon Kintzler Ryan Pressly Taylor Rogers Glen Perkins
NY (NL) Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Fernando Salas
NY (AL) Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard Adam Warren
Oakland Ryan Madson Ryan Dull John Axford
Philly Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris David Hernandez
Pittsburgh Tony Watson Neftali Feliz Felipe Rivero
St. Louis Seung Hwan Oh Kevin Siegrist Jonathan Broxton
SD Brandon Maurer Ryan Buchter Brad Hand
SF Hunter Strickland Will Smith Sergio Romo
Seattle Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek Nick Vincent Tom Wilhelmsen
TB Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Xavier Cedeno
Texas Sam Dyson Jake Diekman Matt Bush Jeremy Jeffress
Toronto Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joaquin Benoit
Wash. Mark Melancon Shawn Kelley Blake Treinen

[Green light, yellow light, red light: the colors represent the volatility of the bullpen order.]

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