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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
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett