Blown Save of the Day

by Bill Chuck on June 21, 2013

The fans in Detroit must have been saying, “Been there, done that” as they watched Boston’s soon-to-be-ex-closer Andrew Bailey give the Tigers a 3-2 victory.

Jhonny Peralta hit a 9th inning two-run walkoff home run after Andrew Bailey issued a leadoff walk to Victor Martinez and the Tigers earned earned a rare late inning win.

Detroit improved to 2-19 when trailing after eight innings.

The Tigers have had significant closer problems of their own with Jose Valverde struggling and the fear of moving Joaquin Benoit from his set-up role where he’s shown success.

Last Friday, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked about his closer issues and he responded, “Who the (expletive) should I close with? Who do you want me to close with? Who the (expletive) do you want to be the closer? … I don’t know what the (expletive) these people want.”

After last night’s game, Red Sox manager John Farrell was asked if Bailey could be given a break from closing. “Yes, I think so,” Farrell said. “That might be backing him out of that [role] to get him some work to get on track a little more. We’ll talk more about that internally, about making a potential change.”

Bailey has been effective in just one of his last five appearances

Date Opp Rslt Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Entered Exited
Jun 10 @ TBR W,10-8 BS(2) 1.0 2 2 2 3 0 1 2.33 7 32 10b — 0 out a2 10b 3 out tie
Jun 12 @ TBR W,2-1 S(7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.21 4 14 9b — 0 out a1 9b end a 1
Jun 15 @ BAL W,5-4 S(8) 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 2.95 5 20 9b — 0 out a3 9b end a 1
Jun 18(2) TBR W,3-1 BW(3-0) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.22 5 18 9t — 0 out a1 9t end tie
Jun 20 @ DET L,3-4 BL(3-1) 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.03 2 9 9b — 0 out a1 9b end d 1
 Totals 22.1 18 10 10 11 30 6 4.03 93
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/21/2013.

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