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The Tigers bullpen is one that we have stressed to attack over the last couple of weeks and they allowed another five earned runs on Monday night. They have now allowed eight home runs over the last seven days with a hard contact percentage of 40.8 percent. They aren’t getting any swings and misses with a swinging strike percentage of 7.9 percent.
We highlighted the Mariners bullpen on Monday and they allowed another two home runs. Over their last 22 innings, the Mariners bullpen has allowed six home runs along with an opponents batting average of .367.
The Rangers bullpen continues to not miss any bats as they finished with a swinging strike percentage of 8.9 percent over the past seven days. This led to a hard contact percentage of 42.4 percent and an opponents batting average of .304. They have also allowed five home runs during this span.
The Red Sox bullpen has pitched well over the last seven days. They have a strikeout percentage of 32.9 percent, a low walk percentage of 2.9 percent, a hard hit percentage of 28.9 percent and an opponents batting average of only .191.