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Jim Johnson, Closer: B+
Jim Johnson didn't see as much action in July as he had seen in other months, but he pitched fairly well, saving eight of nine opportunities with a 1.04 ERA, but opponents did hit .314 against him.
Darren O'Day, Setup Man: A-
July was a good month for Darren O'Day (pictured), but isn't every month? Or at least it seems. A 1.86 ERA in 9.2 innings with two wins, a loss and a save.
Francisco Rodriguez, Setup Man: A-
A month that was split between the Milwaukee Brewers and the O's, K-Rod put up the numbers he's used to putting up. Nine innings, 10 strikeouts, four saves and a 2.00 ERA.
Tommy Hunter, Middle Reliever/Setup Man: F
Big Game Tommy Hunter struggled mightily during July, his only bad month of the season. His 10.2 innings resulted in a 5.91 ERA, .326 BAA and just three strikeouts.
Troy Patton, Middle Reliever: C
In only 6.2 innings, Troy Patton pitched to a 4.05 ERA, which I suppose is "getting the job done." He appeared in eight games and didn't lose any, so he's doing his job.
T.J. McFarland, Middle Reliever: A
The Rule V pick had his best month yet in terms of ERA, but he didn't pitch as often. Of course, the All-Star break doesn't help there, but his 2.16 ERA over 8.1 innings is good work for the young lefty.
Brian Matusz, Middle Reliever: A-
I include the minus on that "A" for Brian Matusz because even though he didn't give up an earned run all month in seven appearances, it was over just six innings. He's doing his job perfectly, with a sparkling .182 BAA on the month, and he struck out five and walked three.