RP - WSH
Tanner Rainey struggled yet saved the 3rd game of the season. Rainey allowed one hit, one earned run and one walk with no strikeouts.
Kyle Finnegan pitched the 8th inning and Rainey closed out the game yet gave up an earned run. It's something to monitor in daily moves leagues if Rainey earns a save or two the rest of this week.
The Nationals optioned RHP Tanner Rainey to Triple-A.
Rainey has struggled badly after being mostly dominant in 2020. He's well off the fantasy radar these days.
The Nationals have placed right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey on the 10-day injured list with a stress reaction to his right tibia.
Rainey has a poor 6.93 ERA and 1.66 WHIP this year, though he's managed a solid .226 OBA. He's logged one save over three opportunities while adding eight holds, one win, and two losses.
Tanner Rainey earned the win on Wednesday after allowing two hits and one walk with one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning.
After a rough 12.60 ERA in May, Rainey struggled in June with five earned runs to start the month. Then he gradually lowered his ERA to 7.54 on the season, but he isn't fantasy relevant even in saves plus holds leagues.
Tanner Rainey entered the 11th inning and earned his first save of the season. Rainey allowed zero hits, zero earned runs, and one walk with two strikeouts.
Rainey now has back-to-back scoreless appearances after five earned runs in two previous appearances. Don't go chasing Rainey for saves since this was a bit fluky given the extra-inning game.