Nunez will get closer look
Dan Meyer got to experience the thrill of closing on Wednesday night. But what about Thursday? What if a save situation arises again, would the left-hander get the ball?
Maybe not, because that would mean he is throwing in three straight games. Also, the Marlins are leaning toward giving right-hander Leo Nunez, who has been regularly working the eighth inning, the chance to close.
“When Nunez is ready to go, I think we’ll give him an opportunity to do it,” Gonzalez said. “Or Meyer. Maybe Nunie goes two days in a row, and Danny goes the next day. We’ve got at least four weeks to figure it out and use both of those guys.”
Nunez was unavailable in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Orioles because of a right ankle sprain. The team is being cautious with him. But all things being equal, Nunez should get most of the saves chances now that Matt Lindstrom is on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain.
Lindstrom has been told not to throw for about four weeks, and he could be out as long as six weeks.
– Joe Frisaro