Brad Brach
RP BAL
5 days ago

Brach gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his 13th save of the season in a 6-5 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

He hasn't been scored upon since May 16, a stretch of 12 straight appearances during which Brach has an 11:2 K:BB in 11.1 innings. Zach Britton (forearm) began a rehab assignment Tuesday, however, and while the O's won't rush him back from the DL, the clock appears to be ticking on Brach's stint as closer.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
6 days ago

Brach pitched a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to earn his 12th save of the season during Sunday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

This was Brach's first save since June 2, as his opportunities have been few and far between. In fact, he made five non-save appearances between June 2 and Sunday. He hasn't been flawless this year, but with a 2.67 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 8.9 K/9, Brach has provided solid numbers while Zach Britton (forearm) has been on the disabled list. Brach's fantasy relevance might not vanish entirely when Britton returns, either.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
3 weeks ago

Brach picked up the win Tuesday, striking out one over an inning of work before the Orioles scored an extra-inning, walk-off victory.

EDGE Analysis

Brach continues to get the job done while Zach Britton (forearm) sits on the shelf. He leads the team with 11 saves, and Tuesday marked his first win of the campaign. After a pair of rough mid-May outings, Brach locked in; he hasn't allowed a hit over his last six innings.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
3 weeks ago

Brach pitched a perfect inning to earn his 11th save Friday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Brach was protecting a one-run lead, but was able to close out the Red Sox without an ounce of drama. Although he's just 11-of-14 in save opportunities, he's converted three in a row, and he should continue to be a strong fantasy option for the foreseeable future with Zach Britton (forearm) on the disabled list.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
4 weeks ago

Brach pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to collect his 10th save of the season during Monday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Brach has allowed only a single baserunner with seven strikeouts over his past four appearances (four innings). He hasn't been flawless (3.38 ERA) this season but sports a 9.8 K/9 and has converted 10 of 13 save opportunities. He also has a secure hold on the closer job for the foreseeable future with Zach Britton (forearm) still just long tossing on flat ground.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach pitched a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to collect his ninth save of the season during Saturday's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing at least one run in three consecutive outings, Brach has now pitched two scoreless innings in his most recent two appearances. He's locked into the closer role with Zach Britton (forearm) on the disabled list, and Britton is just beginning to throw off flat ground, so the lefty isn't close to returning. This bounce-back stretch from Brach is encouraging for his fantasy value moving forward.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach received his third day off in a row Saturday as planned by manager Buck Showalter, Rick Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baltimore lost 4-3 Saturday and had no need for his services anyway, which helped him rest. The closer has done his job of late, converting three of his last four chances with Zach Britton (forearm) on the disabled list, but Brach has yielded five runs on eight hits in that time, and his skipper wanted to give him a break. He should be refreshed enough to pitch in a save opportunity if one arises Sunday.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Manager Buck Showalter said he's confident Brach -- who is filling in for Zach Britton (former) as the team's closer -- will overcome his recent struggles in the ninth inning, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite converting three of his last four save chances (Wednesday's implosion against Washington being the exception), Brach's allowed five runs on eight hits during that stretch. With Zach Britton out for the foreseeable future, the 31-year-old is expected to continue seeing the majority of the O's closing work. However, Darren O'Day is a viable option should Brach continue to struggle.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits -- including a homer -- and a walk Wednesday in Washington, blowing his second save and losing the game in the process. He recorded just one out.

EDGE Analysis

With Brach having given up runs in three of his last four outings -- not to mention eight runs in his last seven innings -- the Orioles must really miss Zach Britton (elbow) right now. If Brach continues struggling, Darren O'Day could see more save chances, but he hasn't been particularly good either. On the bright side, Brach's history suggests that he'll pull out of this tailspin.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
2 months ago

Brach allowed a run on two hits and a walk while converting his eighth save of the season Monday against the Nationals. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Brach entered with a three-run lead and proceeded to put two men on base with one out. Matt Wieters then doubled in a run, putting the tying run in scoring position, but Brach induced a double play to end the game. Though he has been scored upon in two of his last three save situations, Brach has been solid overall and still seems favored to close out games in the prolonged absence of Zach Britton (forearm).