In case you haven t caught on yet, the way I approach SAGNOF is one week I ll cover the saves portion of Saves/Steals Ain t Got No Face and the next week I ll cover the steals. Last week I highlighted a few very under-owned hitters who are getting SBs that are available in most leagues. Allow me a moment to flex by pointing out how the players from last week s article have performed since I wrote about them: Robbie Grossman: 16 AB, 4 runs, 1 HR, 1 SB, .429 OBP Austin Slater: 9 AB, 5 runs, 2 HRs, 4 RBI, 1 SB, .583 OBP Matt Duffy: 11 AB, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 1 SB, .385 OBP Brett Phillips: 16 AB, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 1 SB, .353 OBP. Tim Locastro, Gregory Polanco, and Sam Haggerty: Don t worry about it.
The revelation of Matt Duffy filling in for the Cubs at spot positions has been 'an understatement' according to Cubs' manager David Ross
The Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks to a two-out RBI single from Matt Duffy in the seventh inning. Closer Craig Kimbrel stayed lights out as he shut down the Pirates in the ninth inning. The former elite closer has now tossed 14 innings, allowing just one run and five hits this season.
Matt Duffy continues to get the job done for the Cubs, this time giving them the lead with a pinch hit RBI single in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Matt Duffy laces an RBI base hit to center field and scores Willson Contreras, tying the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the 11th inning