Knudson has not had a good start to his young career, as he owns a 18.00 ERA through four relief appearances since his first call-up to the big leagues back on Aug. 22. He has been scored upon in all four of his outings.
Thielbar has been sent to Triple-A El Paso while Rearick is headed to Double-A San Antonio.Analysis:
Rodriguez needed a mere eight pitches to dispose of the Pirates in the ninth inning after arriving with a 5-3 lead. He induced three groundouts to record his 33rd save in 34 opportunities.Analysis:
In 34 relief appearances for the Padres in 2015, Garces has registered a 4.94 ERA over 31 innings.Analysis:
Since then, he's gone back-and-forth between Triple-A and the Major Leagues a couple of times. Overall, he is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 46 appearances--including one start--for the Dodgers in 2015.Analysis:
Russell suffered through a miserable stretch in August, sending his ERA soaring from 2.70 to 5.29. He allowed 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings during that time.Analysis:
The right-hander hadn't pitched since throwing two innings and getting the win on Sunday. He has successfully converted eight of his last nine save opportunities.Analysis:
Alburquerque added the MRI on his injured hip showed no structural damage. He has not pitched since Aug. 24.Analysis:
"I honestly don't know what happened. I pitched Tuesday. That day I would have said I felt 90-95 percent," Perkins said, per 1500ESPN.com. "Everything was good, everything was fine, I pitched, I didn't think anything of it after the game. Then when I woke up [Wednesday], I couldn't get out of bed. It completely blindsided me.
"I don't feel any better today [Thursday]. It's going to take a little bit more time this time."
"It's a tough thing. Because you can't really inject it, it's not an injury that needs that type of attention," Molitor said of Perkins' injury. "There's not really anything you can do other than to try to find ways to calm it down and do what you can to see if you can get him back out there.
"There's a chance, at least in my mind, that this could be something that lingers. Might have some good days, some bad days here on out."Analysis: