Aroldis Chapman earned his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday.
After suffering a minor tweak during his appearance on Thursday, it was assumed Chapman may need a day or two off, but that clearly was not the case as he entered Friday night's game to earn his 25th save. He has now converted 25 of his 27 save opportunities while maintaining a 2.04 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and a 69:12 K:BB rate over 35.1 innings. Now that he has pitched on consecutive days, expect Jonathan Broxton to take over the closer duties if a save situation was to arise on Saturday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Henry Walker scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, and four steals in the Heat 99-86 loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The artist formerly known as “Bill Walker” had one of his better performances of the season, as he stuffed the stat sheet in every conceivable fashion on Friday night. He scored 12 points, grabbed nine boards, recorded five assists, and four steals, all in the name of diversifying his efforts and tying to help the Heat get into the win column. Unfortunately the Hawks proved to be too much for Miami, as they rolled them 99-86. Only consider Walker in daily leagues, were he can be bought on the cheap. Analysis: Dom Murtha