RP - NYY
LHP Wandy Peralta picked up his second save of the year on Monday when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout in a 2-0 win over the Giants.
Jake McGee, the Giants' regular closer, is on the COVID-19 injured list so he was unavailable on Monday. Manager Gabe Kapler turned to Peralta to shut the door on the Phillies and he did his job. The 29-year-old southpaw has registered a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 6:2 K/BB ratio over seven innings this season. This was a one-off save opportunity with McGee unavailable so Peralta isn't worth grabbing off the waiver wire.
LHP wandy Peralta was saddled with the loss on Friday when he allowed two runs on three hits with a strikeout over 2/3 of an inning in the Giants' 4-1 loss to the Marlins.
Matt Wisler started the eighth inning for the Giants with the score tied up at 1-1. He recorded one out but then walked Jesus Aguilar before getting lifted and replaced by Peralta. Peralta then gave up a single to Corey Dickerson and a three-run homer to Starling Marte on just four total pitches. He eventually got out of the inning but the damage was done. He now owns a 4.76 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings. There's no fantasy value here as he rarely pitches in hold opportunities.
LHP Wandy Peralta secured the save on Wednesday as he worked a scoreless 10th inning with one strikeout in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jake McGee, the Giants closer so far this season, pitched in the ninth inning while the game was tied up at 2-2. San Francisco took the lead in the top of the 10th inning and Peralta came entered in the bottom of the frame to shut the door on San Diego. The 29-year-old lefty now has one win and one save to his name over three innings pitched to begin the year. He doesn't have much fantasy value but it's encouraging to see him work high-leverage situations in the early going.
Wandy Peralta has avoided arbitration with the San Francisco Giants by signing a one-year contract for $805,000.
Peralta will be the second left-hander in the Giants bullpen for 2020. He will be an option for the Giants in the middle innings next year, forcing him out of fantasy relevance for the time being.