A quick post. Yesterday we heard news the Brewers manager Ken Macha was considering giving Trevor Hoffman some save opportunities in the near future. Apparently, it could have been last night. This from Kyle Lobner over at SB Nation's Brewers site-Brew Crew Ball:
With John Axford having pitched two innings last night, the door could be open for Trevor Hoffman to pitch if there's a save situation tonight. Ken Macha raised the possibility of Hoffman's return while talking to reporters before the game last night. Axford was already warming in the seventh inning: If he'd been needed that early, Hoffman would have likely been the choice to pitch the ninth.
And this from Tom Haudricourt from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms it:
For a moment, it appeared Hoffman's return to the closer's role would happen that evening in the series opener against Minnesota. With the Brewers ahead, 5-3, in the seventh inning, John Axford started getting loose. Macha admitted after the game to thinking about going with Axford in the seventh/eighth and Hoffman in the ninth.
This bears watching for fantasy owners and those looking for saves. <I'm looking at the owners in the UBA league>