Clay Holmes pitched 1/3 of an inning and was perfect to earn the save in New York’s 6-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday night.
Holmes needed just one pitch to induce a game-ending groundout and nail down his 15th save. Holmes is now 15-for-16 in save situations this season and his microscopic 0.49 ERA and 0.73 WHIP didn’t move much. Holmes did most of his work warming up, throwing more pitches warming up on the mound when he entered the game then he did in-game for one of the easiest saves he’ll ever earn. Aroldis Chapman returned from the IL and was ineffective while walking all three batters he faced in Game 1 of the double header. Chapman’s early rust seemingly makes the decision to keep Holmes as the “high leverage situation” guy easier for the time being.