Dominguez picked up his 10th hold of the year in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, striking out two in a perfect eighth inning,

The Phillies are using a closer committee for now, and while Dominguez's underlying numbers suggest he's been easily the Phillies' most dominant reliever this year, it was instead Brad Hand who got the save while Dominguez pitched in the eighth. The right-hander had the tougher assignment, as he faced the middle third of the Nationals' order while Hand came in against the bottom third, and Dominguez did his job admirably, getting Nelson Cruz and the red-hot Josh Bell to strike out before retiring Maikel Franco on a flyout. It's possible Dominguez gets the higher-leverage assignments regardless of whether they come in the ninth inning or an earlier frame.

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