RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ bullpen was abysmal to start the season, but it has drastically improved in the past month. Some relievers are no longer with the Squirrels, and some are no longer anywhere in the entire Giants’ organization. Meanwhile within the squad, one major change has paid dividends: Tyler Rogers is closing out games.
The six-foot four-inch 200-pound submariner is nine for nine in save opportunities since taking over for Ray Black. He also leads the Eastern League in appearances. Tyler can draw on the experience of his twin brother Taylor, who has reached the majors with the Minnesota Twins and is beginning to find a role as a set-up man. Tyler hopes to one day join Taylor on a Major League roster.