UPDATES & NEWS
Francisco Rodriguez earned his major league-leading 37th save after tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to close out the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
K-Rod needed just 11 pitches to cruise through the Dodgers lineup in the ninth inning and joined Royals closer Greg Holland for the league lead saves. He's now sitting on a 2.73 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and an impressive 64:12 K:BB over 56 innings this season. Not too bad for a 32-year old waiver wire pick-up, amirite?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Carl Crawford exited Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.
It was only a matter of time before the glass-made Crawford cracked in some capacity. It's unknown whether or not he'll need a DL stint to rid him of the tightness, but if he does Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are likely to fill in for him. Guerrero has been among the hottest hitters in baseball, in a limited role, and would become mixed league relevant if/when he finds himself in the lineup. Don Mattingly, however, doesn't appear to be Guerrero's biggest fan. Let's hope he's not pigeon-holed to pinch-hitting duties. Analysis: Spencer Silva