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Oakland Athletics Pelt Geltz!

Steven Geltz is having himself a pretty decent season on the whole but short relief is a fickle mistress and it up and bit him this past weekend against Oakland.

A's 8, Rays 2 - Bullpen Goes Boom - DRaysBay
Jake Odorizzi had been solid today, scattering four strikeouts and three hits over six frames before walking his first batter in the seventh. At 94 pitches, Kevin Cash had seen enough, and opted to pull Odorizzi in favor of the bullpen... specifically Steve Geltz.

Steven put in .1 innings and gave up four earned runs on four hits. The foul showing brought Major League Baseball's leader in appearances from a 3.39 ERA up to a 3.99 in the span of about 20 minutes.

Is Murphy Closer to the Bigs

Tom Murphy is doing everything he can to earn a spot in the show.

This week he played in three games, hit a homer, an RBI double, and scored three times himself. Murphy has as many runs as strikeouts.

In the mean time Colorado is having to reach down to the minors for some help at Catcher.

Rockies catcher Michael McKenry set for season-ending knee surgery
McKenry signed a one-year, $1.08 million contract in January to avoid arbitration. Garneau and highly-rated prospect Tom Murphy are waiting in the Rockies system, and Nick Hundley is in the first year of a two-year, $6.25 million deal.

Burke Gets his first A Win

Delmarva Speeds Past Drive, 9-4 | Delmarva Shorebirds News
Mike Burke pitched three hitless innings in relief, though he did give up a run in the seventh. A walk, followed by back-to-back balks, set up a sacrifice fly by Andrew Benintendi. Burke received the win for Delmarva, his first as a Shorebird. Max Schuh finished the game with two scoreless frames in relief.