Battle of the bullpens
To say it has been a rough go for these bullpens would not be a major statement.
As I said, the Royals traded Wade Davis, allowing Kelvin Herrera to inherit the closer role. Herrera is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and five saves in six opportunities.
Also doing well has been Mike Minor and lefty Scott Alexander, with 2.50 and 1.26 ERAs respectively. Joakim Soria has also done a great job for KC. However, just the thought of facing the Orioles probably has Soria running for cover. Remember Delmon Young. Yup.
So, it has certainly been a mixed bag for the Royals’ bullpen.
The Orioles’ bullpen has been better, but issues have popped up recently. Brad Brach has a 3.79 ERA and has left up runs in his last four appearances, including blowing a save and losing to the Nationals on Wednesday.