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The 35% owned Jon Rauch picked up the Save for Toronto at Kansas City. Big Jon Stud pitched an uneventful Inning (0 H, 0 BB, 0 K) for his seventh Save of the year. Rauch isn’t dominating anyone, his K/9 is below average, but he’s been able to get the job done in the past and he’s doing it now. Rauch owns an irresistible 1.09 WHIP and 3.65 ERA. Franky “Two Times” Francisco cannot say the same. The oft-injured reliever has a 1.78 WHIP and 6.06 ERA after his recent struggles. In Franky’s past seven appearances he has 0 Saves, 2 Blown Saves and 3 Losses. The Jays cannot afford to keep blowing games in the last inning or two. Jon may not be able to maintain the low BABIP (.221 coming into tonight), but he does have a career 1.23 WHIP and 3.71 ERA. If you’re looking to score some cheap Saves, visit the Bunny Rauch. You won’t come away disappointed.
In other Closer related news… Fernando Salas threw 44 pitches tonight. You may want to pick up the 23% owned Eduardo Sanchez for the next couple days. Also, Joakim Soria has been reinstated as the Royals Closer. Aaron Crow didn’t record a Save while Soria was on sabbatical.