UPDATES & NEWS
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 10th save after tossing a perfect inning with one strikeout against the Mets on Friday.
Papelbon is now 10-for-11 in save chances in 2014 while holding down a 1.88 ERA and 0.98 WHIP through 14.1 innings of work. Despite struggling early on, Papelbon has been one of the most productive closers having yet to allow an earned run since April 2.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond