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FanGraphs relievers stats over the last seven days:
Monday night was a different set of circumstances due to Joe Musgrove being ejected in the first inning, but the Pirates bullpen was awful once again. They have had to cover 28 innings over the last seven days and have allowed 11 home runs. This is a daily occurence, but I want to continue to stress that this is a unit we need to target every chance we get.
The Twins are allowing a slugging percentage of .732 to right-handed hitters in the month of June. They square off against a heavy right-handed hitting team in the Mariners.
The Tigers bullpen has an xFIP of 6.27 over the last seven days. This has led to seven home runs, a hard hit percentage of 42.7 percent.
The Blue Jays are allowing a fly ball percentage of 51.4 percent along with a hard hit percentage of 44.6 percent over the last seven days. They have an ERA of 2.70 during this span, but their xFIP of 5.48 suggests they are not pitching well. The left on base percentage of 96.2 percent will regress as well.