|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||2.00||4.00||33.00||3.18||1.18||83.00||29.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||2||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 1.74||0||4||17|
|vs RHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 0.87||0||1||15|
|05/22/2013||Mitch Moreland, 1B TEX|
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
|Jason Grilli, RP PIT|
Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI
|05/22/2013||Jason Grilli, RP PIT|
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Nick Hundley, C SD
|05/21/2013||Jason Grilli, RP PIT|
Trevor Cahill, SP ARI
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
|Tim Lincecum, SP SF|
Brandon League, RP LAD
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|Jason Grilli allows one run, still earns save|
|by Jeff Tobin | Fantasy Writer|
(5/22/13) Pirates closer Jason Grilli has been lights out all season, but he showed Tuesday he is, in fact, mortal. Grilli allowed one run on two hits and a walk to the Cubs, however he still earned the save, in a 5-4 win.
Grilli struck out one batter en route to his 18th save of the season, giving him the most in the National League. The run was just the third he has allowed all season, and second in 9 2/3 innings in the month of May.
Grilli has a 1.31 ERA in 20 2/3 innings of work, with 11 hits, five walks and 32 strikeouts.
|Jason Grilli records 17th save|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Pirates closer Jason Grilli recorded his 17th save with a clean inning Sunday against Houston.
Grilli appears poised to cruise into the All-Star game. He recorded his 31st strikeout in 19 2/3 innings Sunday and he owns an absurd 0.92 ERA with just nine hits and four walks allowed.
|Jason Grilli not available Thursday|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Pirates closer Jason Grilli is not available Thursday against the Brewers.
Grilli has pitched two-consecutive games, and will not be used a third-straight day. Setup man Mark Melancon is in the same situation, so manager Clint Hurdle will have to turn to another pitcher if the team needs to close out the game. Grilli has been fantastic this season, with 16 saves and a 1.02 ERA.
|Jason Grilli converts 16th save|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Pirates closer Jason Grilli entered Wednesday's contest against the Brewers in the ninth inning with a two-run lead. The right-hander needed 14 pitches to retire the side in order and secure a 3-1 win.
Grilli also struck out one while earning his 16th save.
|Jason Grilli's availability in question Monday|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Pirates closer Jason Grilli's availability is in question for Monday's game against the Brewers.
Grilli quickly put on his street clothes and left the clubhouse in a hurry Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Dejan Kovacevic. Clint Hurdle said there was "nothing [he] could share" about the situation. Hurdle confirmed that Grilli's availability would be in question for Monday's game.
|Jason Grilli enjoyed the finest campaign of his career last season as he became a reliable setup man for the Pirates. He posted a 2.91 ERA over 64 appearances and finished tied for fourth in the majors with 32 holds. He also went 2 for 5 in save chances behind closer Joel Hanrahan. With Hanrahan being traded to Boston in the offseason, the 36-year-old steps into the closer's role for Pittsburgh and has some intriguing appeal in Fantasy on Draft Day. While Grilli has just five career saves, he has shown over the last two seasons that he might have what it takes to pitch in the late innings and could be a reliable option in Fantasy in 2013. Owners should keep in mind the Pirates brought back Mark Melancon in the Hanrahan deal for insurance just in case Grilli falters, but plan on targeting the right-hander in the later rounds of deeper mixed leagues on Draft Day. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/26/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/27/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/28/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/29/13||DET||7:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
= probable start