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We highlighted the Angels bullpen on Wednesday and they once again struggled as they implemented a bullpen game and allowed five earned runs. Cody Allen is no longer the closer and it will be interesting to see if they try and add fresh arms as the unit has pitched 40.2 innings over the last week.
The Pirates bullpen took a beating on Wednesday night as they allowed six earned runs. Opponents are batting .370 against the unit over the last week. Their WHIP of 2.19 is by far the worst in baseball during this span. Left-handed hitters are slugging .604 against them over the last 30 days which also ranks dead last.
The Reds bullpen has pitched well in the last week as they rank first in swinging strike percentage at 17.1 percent and opponents are only batting .197 in this span.
The Braves have a 2.28 ERA over the last week, but their xFIP is 4.43. Their walk percentage is 17.1 percent which ranks dead last during this span. They are allowing a hard hit percentage of 41 percent as well.