RHP Koda Glover earned his first major league save Saturday afternoon, when he recorded the final out of the Nationals’ 3-1 victory over the Mets.
Glover retired pinch-hitter Travis d’Arnaud on a fly out to left to cap a stretch of 11 straight batters retired by four Nationals pitchers.
The save was the first for Glover since Aug, 15, 2016, when he earned one for Triple-A Syracuse. Glover could get more chances as Nationals manager Dusty Baker tries to limit the workload of RHP Shawn Kelley, who was recently installed as the Nationals’ closer.
In nine games this season, Glover is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.