News: Garcia would have been used for a save chance Thursday had the Phillies not scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Garcia ended up getting the final three outs Thursday in a non-save situation. He's worth a speculative add given Hector Neris' inability to lock down the closing gig. However, manager Pete Mackanin did consider sending Pat Neshek back out for the ninth inning after he threw just five pitches in the eighth, but said Neshek told him he didn't feel like he could after pitching for a third straight day Thursday. Neshek disputes that story, but the relevant point for fantasy owners is Garcia may not be the preferred ninth-inning guy despite the fact he would have been used in a save chance Thursday. Given how few save chances the Phillies generate, no matter which pitcher you roster, it is unlikely they will rack up many saves, and it does seem like the team ultimately would prefer Neris in the closing role given how many opportunities he has received this season.