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Brian Wilson (3) Wilson finally recorded a save. It was his first save since April 6, and he went out there with a vengeance. Besides a simple single, Wilson struck out the side for his third save of the season. His ERA remains at 0.00.
Chad Qualls (3) – Qualls had a hefty three run lead to work with and he didn’t even need it. Why? He only needed one out. It was 7-3 going into the ninth and after Heilman gave up a run, Qualls entered the game with two outs and a runner on second. He dispatched of Polanco on five pitches.
Neftali Feliz (1-0 BS1) – Feliz got rocked tonight and badly. Well, maybe not that badly, but he gave up three hits, including a wacky shallow double to Johnny Damon. He couldn’t close the deal on Magglio Ordonez who with two outs got the big hit to tie the game at 4-4 and blow the game for Feliz. He did manage to get the win, so it wasn’t all bad.
Carlos Marmol – Pitched 1.1 innings for some odd reason in a blowout. Still, he struck out three out of the four batters he retured.
Jim Johnson – Gave up a hit in 1/3 of an inning against the Red Sox.
Rafeal Soriano – Got some work in against the Blue Jays. Struck out two in an inning of work. His WHIP has gone down to 1.14 and his ERA is loking much better at 2.57.
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