Rafael Montero was used in front of Kendall Graveman on Thursday and pitched a scoreless sixth inning for a hold in the first game of a doubleheader against the Orioles.
Montero might have lost his gig as the Mariners' closer, though given that the Orioles were sending up their three, four and five hitters in the sixth inning today, it would have made sense for manager Scott Servais to use his most trusted reliever in that inning, rather than the seventh. Montero does lead the league with his three blown saves, but he's allowed a total of three runs in 7 1/3 innings. Even if he's temporarily out of the closer's role, he's still probably a better bet than Kendall Graveman going forward. Apr 15 3:25 pm (EST)
- Rafael Montero suffered his third blown save of the season Tuesday against the Orioles.
- Rafael Montero fired a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Sunday to collect his second save of the season.
- Rafael Montero blew his second save of the year after entering the game with a one-run lead in the eighth inning during the Mariners' extra-innings win vs the Twins. All Rafael Montero (R) News
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|Apr 15||W 4 - 2||@ BAL||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Apr 13||W 4 - 3||@ BAL||1||0||0||1.0||2||0||1||1||1|
|Apr 11||W 8 - 6||@ MIN||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Apr 10||W 4 - 3||@ MIN||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||1||1||1|
|Apr 07||W 8 - 4||CWS||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Apr 03||W 4 - 0||SF||0||0||1||1.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|Apr 01||W 8 - 7||SF||0||0||0||1.0||1||1||1||0||2|
|Mar 29||T 5 - 5||@ CIN||0||0||0||0.2||2||0||2||2||1|
|Mar 26||L 6 - 3||@ SD||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|