Monday, June 5, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, June 5, 2023 -- "Fun With Numbers: One-Run Fun on Mon."

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"One last note...keep an eye on Francisco Rodriguez’s single-season record of 62 saves, set back in 2008. All of the Guardians’ close, low-scoring games create save opportunities for Emmanuel Clase, and even in a season when he’s been a lot less dominant than he was in 2022, Clase has racked up 19 saves, four clear of anyone else in baseball. Clase is on pace for just 52 saves at the moment, while leading the majors in appearances and games finished. Even a small improvement by the team’s offense could create a couple of additional save opportunities a month, which would give Clase a chance to chase down K-Rod."