American League Baltimore Orioles (CL) Jim Johnson (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Monday in a non-save situation needing only 11 pitches to get through the appearance He struck out one batter while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out to get the job done. (09/04/12) (SU) Pedro Strop (R)--Pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning on Monday striking out two batters on 10 pitches thrown. With this appearance Strop lowered his earned-run average to 1.83 on the season, which ranks him amongst the best setup men the American League. (09/04/12) (MR) Darren O’Day (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday in a non-save situation giving up just one walk in the outing. With this appearance O’Day lowered his earned-run average to 2.30 on the season. (09/03/12) Boston Red Sox (CL) Andrew Bailey (R)--Recorded his second save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up one hit in the outing. Bailey is now two-for-two in save chances since taking over the closer role. (09/05/12) (SU) Vicente Padilla (R)--Picked up his 23rd hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning giving up one walk in the outing. With this appearance Padilla lowered his earned-run average to 4.37 on the season. (09/05/12) (MR) Alfredo Aceves (R)--Pitched one inning of relief on Friday night giving up two runs on one hit while striking out one batter. Aceves has looked horrible as of late and is likely going to be removed completely from the closer role if he keeps this up. (09/01/12) Chicago White Sox (CL) Addison Reed (R)--Recorded his 25th save of the season on Monday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up one hit in the outing. He needed 21 pitches to get through the appearance striking out one batter while forcing two ground ball outs to get the job done. (09/04/12) (SU) Brett Myers (R)-- Picked up his seventh hold since joining the White Sox on Monday after pitching 0.2 innings of relief. With this appearance Myers lowered his earned-run average to 3.15 since coming over from the Astros. (09/04/12) (MR) Matt Thornton (L)-- Picked up his 22nd hold of the season despite giving up one run on one hit and one walk in one inning of relief. He needed 14 pitches to get through the appearance forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out while striking out one batter. (09/04/12) Cleveland Indians (CL) Chris Perez (R)--Recorded his 34th save of the season on Tuesday night after retiring all three batters he faced in order in the ninth inning. This was his first appearance since last Thursday so expect him to be available on Wednesday. (09/05/12) (SU) Vinnie Pestano (R)--Picked up his 34th hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a 1-2-3 eighth inning striking out two batters. Pestano has now pitched back-to-back days and may get the day off on Wednesday. (09/05/12) (MR) Tony Sipp (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Thursday giving up one run on four walks in the appearance. With this outing Sipp raised his earned-run average to 4.70 on the season and has now given up runs in two of his last three games. (08/31/12) Detroit Tigers (CL) Jose Valverde (R)--Recorded his 28th save of the season on Sunday night despite giving up one run on three hits in the ninth inning. Valverde got himself into a bit of a jam but was able to limit the damage to just one run. (09/03/12) (SU) Joaquin Benoit (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night in a non-save situation giving up one hit and one walk in the outing. He got himself into a jam, but was able to work out of it by striking out two batters to get the job done. (09/05/12) (MR) Phil Coke (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Monday giving up one walk in the appearance on seven pitches thrown. With this appearance Coke lowered his earned-run average to 3.67 on the season. (09/04/12) Kansas City Royals (CL) Greg Holland (R)--Recorded his 11th save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning. He struck out one batter in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out on just six pitches thrown. (09/05/12) (SU) Aaron Crow (R)--Picked up his 16th hold of the season on Sunday after striking out the only batter that he faced in the eighth inning. With this appearance Crow lowered his earned-run average to 3.48 on the season. (09/03/12) (MR) Tim Collins (L)--Picked up the win on Sunday despite being charged with a blown-save after surrendering two runs on three hits and one walk in the sixth inning. With this appearance Collins improved to 5-2 on the season even though it was a rough outing. (09/03/12) Injured--Joakim Soria (out for season) Los Angeles Angels (CL) Ernesto Frieri (R)-- Recorded his 16th save of the season on Thursday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out on 25 pitches thrown. (08/31/12) (SU) Kevin Jepsen (R)--Picked up his 11th hold of the season on Thursday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning giving up one hit and one walk in the outing. With this appearance Jepsen lowered his earned-run average to 3.34 on the season. (08/31/12) (MR) Scott Downs (L)--Picked up his 20th hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. He struck out one batter in the appearance and needed just seven pitches to get the job done. (09/05/12) Minnesota Twins (CL) Glen Perkins (L)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday in a non-save situation retiring all three batters he faced in order. He struck out one batter while forcing two fly ball outs on just 12 pitches thrown. (08/31/12) (CL) Jared Burton (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Thursday giving up one hit in the appearance. He struck out one batter while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out on 16 pitches thrown. (08/31/12) (MR) Alex Burnett (R)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Sunday giving up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out two batters. With this appearance Burnett raised his earned-run average to 2.97 on the season. (09/03/12) Injured--Matt Capps (15-Day DL) New York Yankees (CL) Rafael Soriano (R)--Recorded his 34th save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning striking out two batters. Soriano has now pitched three straight days and will likely be given the day off on Wednesday. (08/29/12) (SU) David Robertson (R)--Took the loss on Monday after giving up one run on three hits in the eighth inning. With this appearance Robertson falls to 1-5 on the season with a 2.28 earned-run average. (09/04/12) (MR) Boone Logan (R)--Failed to record an out in his appearance on Sunday giving up a hit to the only batter he faced on two pitches thrown. Logan has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely be unavailable on Monday. (09/03/12) Injured--Mariano Rivera (out for the season) Oakland Athletics (CL) Grant Balfour (R)--Recorded his 15th save of the season on Monday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up one walk while striking out three batters. With this appearance Balfour lowered his earned-run average to 2.54 on the season. (08/28/12) (SU) Ryan Cook(R)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday retiring all three batters he faced in order on 13 pitches thrown. He struck out one batter while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out to get through the inning. (09/03/12) (MR) Sean Doolittle (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Tuesday night giving up two runs on three hits while striking out one batter. He needed 20 pitches to get through the appearance with 16 pitches going over for strikes. (09/05/12) Injured--Joey Devine (15-Day DL), Jordan Norberto (15-Day DL) Seattle Mariners (CL) Tom Wilhelmsen (R)--Recorded his 23rd save of the season on Monday after pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Wilhelmsen has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely be given the day off on Tuesday. (09/04/12) (SU) Lucas Luetge (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Tuesday night retiring both batters he faced in order. He needed 10 pitches to get through the appearance forcing two ground ball outs to get the job done. (09/05/12) (MR) Oliver Perez (L)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Tuesday night giving up one walk while striking out one batter in the outing. With this appearance Perez lowered his earned-run average to 1.66 on the season. (09/05/12) Injured--George Sherrill (15-Day DL) Tampa Bay Rays (CL) Fernando Rodney (R)--Recorded his 42nd save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up one hit while striking out one batter. Rodney has now picked up saves in back-to-back days, but will be sued if needed on Wednesday. (09/05/12) (SU) Joel Peralta (R)--Picked up his 33rd hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning giving up one hit while striking out three batters. With this appearance Peralta lowered his earned-run average to 3.70 on the season. (09/05/12) (MR) Kyle Farnsworth (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Friday night retiring all three batters he faced in order. He needed 11 pitches to get through the appearance forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to get the job done. (09/01/12) Texas Rangers (CL) Joe Nathan (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Monday in a non-save situation giving up two hits in the appearance. This was Nathan’s first appearance since last Friday, so he will be available for the next few days if needed. (09/04/12) (SU) Mike Adams (R)--Picked up his 25th hold of the season on Monday despite giving up one run on three hits in the eighth inning. With this appearance Adams raised his earned-run average to 2.60 on the season. (09/04/12) (MR) Robbie Ross (L)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Wednesday night needing 17 pitches to get through the appearance. He forced three ground ball outs in the outing which was his first since last Saturday. (08/30/12) Toronto Blue Jays (CL) Casey Janssen (R)--Recorded his 19th save of the season on Friday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up two hits while striking out one batter. Janssen has now pitched three straight days and will likely get the day off on Saturday. (09/01/12) (SU) Brandon Lyon (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night in a non-save situation giving up two hits in the appearance. Since joining the Blue Jays at the trade deadline Lyon has pitched great and is now sitting on a 2.08 earned-run average. (09/05/12) (MR) Steve Delabar (R)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Monday giving up one walk in the outing. He needed 21 pitches to get through the appearance forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. (09/04/12) Injured--Sergio Santos (out for season) National League Arizona Diamondbacks (CL) J.J. Putz (R)--Was charged with his fifth blown-save of the season on Monday after surrendering one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters. This was Putz’s second blown-save in as many days and will likely get Tuesday off to clear his head. (09/04/12) (SU) David Hernandez (R)--Picked up his 22nd hold of the season on Monday despite giving up two runs on three hits in the eighth inning. Hernandez has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely get the day off on Tuesday. (09/04/12) (MR) Bryan Shaw (R)--Took the loss on Monday after giving up one run on two hits in the 10th inning. With this appearance Shaw falls to 1-5 on the season with a 4.22 earned-run average, but has been pitching well as of late. (09/04/12) Injured--Takashi Saito (15-Day DL) Atlanta Braves (CL) Craig Kimbrel (R)--Was charged with his third blown-save of the season on Friday night after giving up one run on one hit in the ninth inning. Kimbrel had been on fire as of late so regression was bound to happen at some point. (09/01/12) (SU) Eric O’Flaherty (L)--Picked up his 22nd hold of the season on Friday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning giving up one hit while striking out two batters in the outing. He needed 12 pitches to get through the appearance with nine pitches going over for strikes. (09/01/12) (MR) Jonny Venters (L)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Sunday giving up one walk in the outing. With this appearance Venters lowered his earned-run average to 3.40 on the season and has now put together two straight solid outings. (09/03/12) Chicago Cubs (CL) Carlos Marmol (R)--Took the loss on Sunday after surrendering two runs on two hits and two walks in the ninth inning. With this appearance Marmol raised his earned-run average to 4.15 on the season. (09/03/12) (SU) James Russell (L)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday retiring all three batters he faced in order. He struck out one batter in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out on 11 pitches thrown. (09/03/12) (MR) Shawn Camp (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Sunday retiring all three batters he faced in order. He needed 18 pitches to get through the appearance striking out one batter while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out. (09/03/12) Cincinnati Reds (CL) Aroldis Chapman (L)--Recorded his 35th save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless ninth inning giving up just one hit. He struck out two batters in the appearance and is now sitting on 117 strikeouts on the season. (09/05/12) (SU) Jonathan Broxton (R)--Picked up his seventh hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning retiring all three batters he faced in order. With this appearance Broxton lowered his earned-run average to 4.09 since joining the Reds. (09/05/12) (MR) Sean Marshall (L)--Picked up his 18th hold of the season on Monday after pitching a 1-2-3 seventh inning. He struck out one batter in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out on 18 pitches thrown. (08/28/12) Injured--Ryan Madson (out for season), Nick Masset (15-Day DL) Colorado Rockies (CL) Rafael Betancourt (R)--Recorded his 27th save of the season on Sunday despite giving up one run on three hits in the appearance. With this outing Betancourt raised his earned-run average to 2.57 on the season. (09/03/12) (SU) Matt Belisle (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night in a non-save situation giving up one hit while striking out one batter. With this appearance Belisle lowered his earned-run average to 3.07 on the season. (09/05/12) (MR) Matt Reynolds (L)-Pitched 0.1 innings of relief on Sunday giving up one hit and one walk on 10 pitches thrown. Reynolds has now pitched two of the last three days, but should be available out of the bullpen on Monday. (09/03/12) Houston Astros (CL) Wilton Lopez (R)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Sunday giving up one run on two hits in the appearance. Lopez has now pitched three straight days and will likely be unavailable to pitch on Monday. (09/03/12) (SU) Fernando Rodriguez (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday in a non-save situation striking out all three batters he faced in order. He threw just 11 pitches in the appearance with nine pitches going over for strikes. (09/03/12) (MR) Rhiner Cruz (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Tuesday night giving up one hit while striking out one batter. With this appearance Cruz lowered his earned-run average to 6.80 on the season. (09/05/12) Injured--Francisco Cordero (15-Day DL) Los Angeles Dodgers (CL) Kenley Jansen (R)--Jansen is out indefinitely with a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat. He has now been placed on the disabled-list as of yet, but if he is going to need blood thinners he will likely miss the rest of the season. (08/30/12) (CL) Ronald Belisario (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night in a non-save situation retiring all three batters he faced in order. He needed 12 pitches to get through the appearance forcing three ground ball outs. (09/05/12) (CL) Brandon League (R)--Picked up the win on Monday night after pitching two innings of scoreless relief. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing two ground ball outs and two fly ball outs to get the job done. (09/04/12) Injured-- Todd Coffey (15-Dal DL) Miami Marlins (CL) Steve Cishek (R)--Recorded his 12th save of the season on Monday after retiring the final batter of the ninth inning needing only two pitches to get through the appearance. With this appearance Cishek lowered his earned-run average to 2.48 on the season. (09/04/12) (SU) Heath Bell (R)--Picked up his 11th hold of the season on Monday after pitching a 1-2-3 seventh inning. He struck out one batter in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out and one fly ball out to get the job done. (09/04/12) (MR) Mike Dunn (L)--Took the loss and was charged with his third blown-save of the season on Tuesday night after giving up one run on one hit without recording an out. He threw just three pitches in the appearance and was pulled for Carlos Zambrano to get out of the seventh inning. (09/05/12) Injured--Juan Oviedo (15-Day DL) Milwaukee Brewers (CL) John Axford (R)--Recorded his 24th save of the season on Tuesday night after retiring the final batter of the ninth inning on seven pitches thrown. Axford has now put together three straight solid outings so maybe he has turned the corner. (09/05/12) (SU) Francisco Rodriguez (R)--Picked up his 25th hold of the season on Tuesday after pitching a scoreless seventh inning. He retired all three batters he faced in order striking out two batters on 13 pitches thrown. (09/05/12) (MR) Jim Henderson (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Tuesday night giving up one hit while striking out two batters. He needed 18 pitches to get through the appearance with 15 pitches going over for strikes. (09/05/12) New York Mets (CL) Frank Francisco (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday in a non-save situation retiring all three batters he faced in order. He needed 11 pitches to get through the appearance forcing two ground ball outs and one fly ball out to get the job done. (09/03/12) (SU) Jon Rauch (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Sunday retiring all three batters he faced in order. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing one fly ball out on 13 pitches thrown. (09/03/12) (MR) Bobby Parnell (R)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Monday giving up two hits and one walk in the appearance. Parnell has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely be given the day off on Tuesday. (09/04/12) Injured-- Tim Byrdak (15-Day DL) Philadelphia Phillies (CL) Jonathan Papelbon (R)--Took the loss and was charged with his fourth blown-save of the season on Sunday after surrendering three runs on two hits and one walk in the ninth inning. With this appearance Papelbon falls to 3-6 on the season with a 3.02 earned-run average. (09/03/12) (SU) Antonio Bastardo (L)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Friday retiring all three batters he faced in order. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing one fly ball out on just 14 pitches thrown. (09/01/12) (MR) Josh Lindblom (R)--Pitched a scoreless seventh inning on Tuesday night giving up one hit while striking out two batters. With this appearance Lindblom lowered his earned-run average to 3.48 on the season. (09/05/12) Injured--David Herndon (15-Day DL) Pittsburgh Pirates (CL) Joel Hanrahan (R)--Pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday night in a non-save situation giving up one walk while striking out one batter. With this appearance Hanrahan lowered his earned-run average to 2.44 on the season. (09/05/12) (SU) Jason Grilli (R)--Pitched a scoreless eighth inning on Wednesday retiring all three batters he faced in order. He needed 13 pitches to get through the appearance forcing one fly ball out while striking out two batters.(08/30/12) (MR) Tony Watson (L)--Pitched 0.1 innings of relief on Tuesday night giving up one hit in the appearance. He needed seven pitches to get through the appearance forcing a fly ball out to get out of the eighth inning. (09/05/12) San Diego Padres (CL) Luke Gregerson (R)--Recorded his fourth save of the season on Tuesday night after pitching a scoreless 11th inning giving up one walk in the outing. Going into Tuesday Gregerson had given up one run on two straight outings, so it was nice to see him bounce back in this matchup. (09/05/12) (SU) Dale Thayer (R)--Pitched 0.1 innings of relief on Tuesday giving up two runs on three hits in the appearance. With this outing Thayer raised his earned-run average to 3.99 on the season despite pitching well as of late. (09/05/12) (MR) Cory Burns (R)--Took the loss on Monday night after giving up one run on three hits in the 11th inning. With this appearance Burns fell to 0-1 on the season with a 3.72 earned-run average in limited duty. (09/04/12) Injured--Huston Street (15-Day DL) San Francisco Giants (CL) Sergio Romo (R)--Pitched two innings of relief on Tuesday night retiring all six batters he faced in order. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing four ground ball outs to get the job done. (09/05/12) (SU) Jeremy Affeldt (L)--Failed to record an out in his appearance on Tuesday giving up one hit and one walk in the appearance. He threw just eight pitches in the outing in what was his first appearance since Sunday. (09/05/12) (MR) Santiago Casilla (R)--Pitched 0.2 innings of relief on Tuesday night retiring both batters he faced in order. He needed only five pitches to get through the appearance forcing two fly ball outs to get the job done. (09/05/12) Injured--Brian Wilson (out for season) St. Louis Cardinals (CL) Jason Motte (R)--Recorded his 33rd save of the season on Monday after pitching 1.2 innings of relief. He struck out two batters in the appearance while forcing one ground ball out and two fly ball outs to get the job done. (09/04/12) (SU) Mitchell Boggs (R)--Picked up his 27th hold of the season on Monday despite giving up two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.1 innings of relief. With this appearance Boggs raised his earned-run average to 2.18 on the season. (09/04/12) (MR) Marc Rzepczynski (L)--Pitched 1.1 innings of relief on Friday night giving up one hit while striking out one batter on 23 pitches thrown. With this appearance he lowered his earned-run average to 4.46 on the season. (09/01/12) Washington Nationals (CL) Tyler Clippard (R)--Recorded his 30th save of the season on Monday despite giving up one run on two hits in the ninth inning. Clippard has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely be given the day off on Tuesday. (09/04/12) (SU) Sean Burnett (L)--Was charged with his third blown-save of the season on Sunday after surrendering two runs on three hits in the seventh inning. Burnett has now pitched back-to-back days and will likely be given the day off on Monday. (09/03/12) (MR) Drew Storen (R)--Picked up his eighth hold of the season on Monday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning. Storen retired all three batters he faced in order striking out one batter while forcing two fly ball outs on just nine pitches thrown. 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