Aug 26 7:00p
Mejia gave up a lone hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves, recording his 19th save of the season in the process.
Felled by issues with back tightness for much of the last week, Mejia seems to have righted things on that front and reclaimed his closer's role. The hard-throwing righty plans to continue pitching through a sports hernia the rest of the season, which may still put him at risk of missing further time if his condition worsens. For that reason, it may be worthwhile to hold on to Jeurys Familia as a ninth-inning handcuff.