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The ninth inning has been a mess for the Cardinals for most of the season, but with the acquisition of veteran reliever Juan Nicasio, owners may find some cheap saves. Nicasio, 2.69 ERA, picked up two saves over the weekend. St. Louis will likely stick with Nicasio, as long as things are going okay.
Closer Fernando Rodney
has blown 17% of his save opportunities this season, with his latest meltdown coming on Saturday night against the San Diego Padres. Archie Bradley has been one of the best relievers in baseball and should probably be the 9th inning guy for the D-Backs moving forward. Bradley, 74 K in 66 IP, picked up his first career save this weekend.
Since returning from an injury, which kept him out most of July, Taylor has posted a triple slash line of .263/.327/.463 with 4 home runs and 4 stolen bases. In September, Taylor has really turned it on - hitting .344/.400/.813 with four homers.