Over the last month, Brad Brach tossed 11 shutout innings with 12 Ks and six saves to lower his ERA to 3.27. Brach has one failed save in ten tries. After two appearances in the minors, Zach Britton pitched 3.1 shutout innings with four Ks. The Orioles expect him back in the majors in about ten days. Mychal Givens struggled in two of his last five games (five runs and 14 baserunners over 4.2 innings with seven Ks).
Chicago White Sox
For the second time in ten games, Nate Jones delivered a disaster outing on June 5th (four runs and four baserunners over two-thirds of an inning) leading to his blown save. Over his last 8.2 innings, Jones has an 8.31 ERA and 1.85 WHIP. Bruce Rondon has a 2.13 ERA over his last 12.2 innings with three Ks. Joakim Soria picked up the last save for the White Sox. Soria hasn’t allowed a run over his last 7.1 innings with eight Ks to put him back in the mix for saves. Jace Fry lost his way over his last four innings (four runs and nine baserunners with four Ks).
Over his last 11 innings with a closing job, Ken Giles has a 7.36 ERA and 1.64 WHIP while converting all nine of his saves. Giles allowed nine runs and ten baserunners over 1.1 innings in non-save situations during his recent failure. His ERA (5.21) is out of line, but his success in the 9th (10-for-10) should continue to get him save chances. Chris Devenski has a 4.76 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over his last 5.2 innings with nine Ks. Brad Peacock tossed 2.1 shutout innings over the last week with five Ks.
Kyle Barraclough finally took over as the closer for the Marlins after Brad Ziegler pitched his way out of the role. Barraclough hasn’t allowed a run over his last 10.2 innings with one hit, four Ks, and one save. His ERA sits at 1.37 while striking out 27 batters over 26.1 innings. Ziegler allowed nine runs and 15 baserunners over his last 5.2 innings with two Ks. Drew Steckenrider hasn’t allowed a run over his last six innings with one hit and four Ks.
The closing job may have flipped toward Seranthony Dominguez over the last week in Philly. He picked up his second save on June 5th when Dominguez improved his scoreless streak to 14.2 innings with 16 Ks and no walks. Hector Neris allowed a run in each of his last four games covering 3.1 innings with seven Ks. Neris has three failed saves in 12 tries. Hector now has a 5.24 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Edubray Ramos hasn’t allowed a run over his last 6.1 innings with six Ks to lower his ERA to 0.84 on the year.