Description: Dale Thayer picked up his first loss of the season on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: The Padres interim closer didn't allow a run in his first 10 innings this season, but he's given up seven in his last 1 2/3.
5/16/2012 9:33:00 PM
Description: Dale Thayer is now 4-for-4 in save chances after converting against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Insight: Thayer hasn't allowed a run yet while striking out seven in eight innings. He is a must-own player, at least until Huston Street returns, as it appears he's got the stuff, the makeup and the mustache to be a successful closer.
5/9/2012 4:18:00 PM
Description: Dale Thayer has picked up two saves in the last two games for San Diego.
Insight: It was initially thought that Andrew Cashner would close in place of the injured Huston Street, but Thayer has been called on in the ninth inning in each of the past two games while Padres manager Bud Black used Cashner in the eighth yesterday. Thayer recorded a 1-2-3 inning on Monday, but gave up three hits yesterday before working out of the jam.