Drew Steckenrider pitched the third inning of the Astros Friday win over the Marlins, and allowed a walk while not striking anyone out.
Two days later, Steckenrider pitched the fourth inning against the Braves. The normally reliable reliever allowed two hits, including a solo homer to Alex Jackson. He also struck out a pair of batters. He’s still considered amongst the frontrunners for the closer role, although Don Mattingly has indicated his plan to use “closer by committee” in 2019.
Jarlin Garcia struck out a pair in a scoreless eighth inning against the Nats on Friday, allowing one single. In his next appearance, in yesterday’s victory over the Mets, he pitched a scoreless eighth, allowing a hit and striking one out to earn his second win of the spring. Garcia is pitching far better than his 2018 figures thus far through Spring Training.
Tayron Guerrero pitched the sixth inning against the Cards on Saturday, and walked one in an otherwise perfect inning.
Elieser Hernandez pitched the final two innings in the Marlins walkoff win against the Nationals, and allowed two runs on one hit and two walks. He struck one batter out, and earned his second victory of the spring for his efforts.