RP - LAD - IL60
Scott Alexander picked up the saved against the Rockies Sunday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Any fantasy value he held outside of holds leagues came to an end Monday with Kenley Jansen's return. He may not receive anymore save chances for the rest of the season.
Scott Alexander was given the save opportunity on Monday night against the Giants when the Dodgers had a 2-1 lead. Alexander was having a wavy performance after hitting Austin Slater to load the bases with two outs. It ultimately resulted in back-to-back singles, allowing three earned runs. The Dodgers ended up losing the game 5-2.
It remains to be seen who Dave Roberts will give the ball to the next time the Dodgers have a small lead in the ninth inning. The Dodgers are shaking things up by adding Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda to the bullpen as the teams relief woes have cost them three games in a row.
Scott Alexander came on in the ninth against the White Sox Wednesday to maintain a tie game, but he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. The Royals could not recover in the bottom of the inning and lost 5-3.
Blame this one on manager Ned Yost. Alexander had worked three innings over the past two days, but Yost threw him out there anyway. Given that starter Eric Skoglund has been awful, the Royals had to use a lot of their bullpen. However, there was a better way for Yost to manage the game. Alexander now has a 2.26 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 53 Ks in 63 2/3 innings.
Scott Alexander came on to secure his fourth save on the year Tuesday against the White Sox, allowing two hits but worked out of the jam. He struck out one.
This is a telltale sign for save-chasing fantasy players, as Alexander pitched two innings in middle relief on Monday while Brandon Maurer struggled in the late innings, then grabbed the save Tuesday while Maurer did not pitch. Mike Minor, the other closer candidate, has not gotten a save chance yet. Alexander is likely not available tonight, but he seems to be Ned Yost's favorite for saves at the moment.
Scott Alexander came on to grab the final out Monday against the Tigers, securing the save. He relieved a porous Brandon Maurer, who allowed five hits and three runs in 2/3 of an inning.
A recent common occurrence for Alexander, as he has notched three one-out saves this year. If Kelvin Herrera does not return soon, look for Scott Alexander to have future save opportunities. Given his 1.84 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 14 2/3 innings this past month, it is not a bad idea for manager Ned Yost to try him there more frequently.