Lopez has been getting some saves in San Fransisco.
Javier Lopez retired all four batters he faced Friday to earn his fourth save versus the Braves.
Now this is different. In fact, he faced as many batters tonight as he did total in his first three saves. Lopez entered the night with a .436 average against versus righties, so he's not going to getting save chances like this with any frequency; his remaining saves figure to be of the one- and two-out variety. Things lined up great for him tonight, though; the only right-handed he had to face was switch-hitter Chipper Jones.
Frieri was unavailable tonight. Scott Downs came in to relieve Greinke in the 8th to get LH Fielder out. then came back out for the 9th and got LH Boesch out. but then was replaced by Garrett Richards who got RH Young and RH Peralta for the save.
I find that interesting. it's not like Downs was in any trouble, not giving up any hits or walks.