Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: Heath Bell, Rafael Soriano, David Robertson, more

by Tim Heaney on May 11, 2012 @ 14:10:54 PDT


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Mound meetings

With David Robertson unavailable, Rafael Soriano, who had pitched on each of the previous two days, closed the door for the New York Yankees despite allowing a leadoff single. Two groundouts and a flyout later, he allowed a run but had two left to spare. Expect Robertson to retake the lead, especially if he has a few solid outings to correct his Wednesday blemish, but Soriano should be owned, as well.

Other Thursday saviors

Jim Johnson (9), Orioles Came in with 2 on in 9th, yielded 3-run HR, but escaped
Henry Rodriguez (7), Nationals Adam LaRoche error on K-throwout try made it interesting, but clean otherwise
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