“He’s been in a lot of (high leverage spots) this year,” Snitker said of Minter. “It was good to see how he responds in the ninth inning. … You’re facing the heart of their lineup right there. It was good matchups for him.”
Vizcaino owns a 1.69 ERA with one save in 10 2/3 innings. He’s struck out 11 and walked seven. Minter’s posted a 2.19 ERA across 12 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and eight walks.
Opponents are hitting .135 against Vizcaino and .189 against Minter.
“Viz is a great pitcher,” Minter said. “He deserves to be in that situation as long as anyone can be, especially in this bullpen. So I definitely think it will help in the future, especially if one of us has to go back-to-back days. Just give (one of us) a break that day. It’s always good to have depth. Like I said, anyone on this bullpen staff can be in those situations.”