Jonathan Papelbon grabbed his seventh save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
After surrendering three runs in his first appearance of the season, it has been lights out ever since having yet to allow an earned run over his last nine appearances. He has had his fair share of struggles since joining the Phillies bullpen, but with all the trouble in the ninth inning throughout the league in the early going, he is actually one of the better closers to own up to this point.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett