We talked on Wednesday about how Shawn Tolleson has struggled recently in his save opportunities, making even his saves white-knuckle affairs with no relaxation allowed.
Tolleson has been overworked lately, and he was unavailable on Thursday. That's when Sam Dyson went to work.
The former Marlins reliever who was acquired right at the trade deadline (actually announced after the deadline) has been a revelation for the Rangers' bullpen and along with Jake Diekman has given it a completely different look.
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On Thursday, Dyson got through the ninth inning in 12 pitches and kept the game tied. In the 10th inning, thanks to a big hit from Mitch Moreland, Dyson closed the door with a two-inning win with two strikeouts and a walk.
Dyson's stuff just seems more like "closer stuff" — high 90s velocity with a heavy sink that makes it damn near impossible to do anything but pound the ball into the ground.