Shaba Antone in the know knows that I am all about Jamaica. Love to visit the place. I also have several friends that reside on the isle and like to partake in the national festivity of… well, you know, don’t make me say. The Dodger pen has been a flux of capacitors all year, and I think at some point I’ll bet a sixer on the leading hold leader from them being someone who may have contracted a melanoma. Enter Joe Blanton. The resurrection project of all resurrection projects. Not only has he flourished in the role of set-up to the stars, but he doesn’t seem to have any competition to say the opposite. In his last 30 days, minus a week off for the All-Star break, he has a one-off the pace total of 7 holds, a K/9 rate of above average, and an ERA of two bills. All this for a team that has lacked stability setting up the dude who sounds like someone you would rent a kickboard from in Jamaica. Now, he isn’t the only reason for the Dodgers having a top-5 bullpen ERA in the last 30 days, but he isn’t not-not the problem. He is someone you may need to own though, add in the fact that in some leagues, I have SP eligiblity, and he looks even sexier. So now that we have got the lede out the way, let’s get to the milk and cookies of the bullpen report.
- If you are a Brad Brach owner and relying on his effectiveness, pray for an O’day injury again. K-rate off the roof and leads everyone in holds the last 30 games.
- The Giants have the most holds since before the All-Star break, and yet don’t have a guy in the top-15 in the cumulative stat.
- The Yankees have 36 innings pitched over the last fortnight and have allowed 4 runs, good for a 1.00 ERA.
- Tony Watson and Neftali Feliz are straight killing it in the land of the Jolly Roger, 7 combined holds over the last 12 games.
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