Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Another Reason Why I'm Picking The Yanks In Five
Jonathan Papelbon has lots of time to refine his Riverdance after giving it up to the Angels in Game 3.
Huston Street had two out in the ninth and couldn't finish the Phillies.
Joe Nathan, who usually dismisses school, got his own bell rung by Alex Rodriguez.
Ryan Franklin thought he had notched a save for the Cardinals, but a swarm of white towels in Dodger Stadium buzzed Matt Holliday and forced him to muff a fly ball. That did not absolve Franklin, who couldn't stop the Dodgers from scoring the winning run.
Combined, those four closers had saved 158 games in 173 chances in 2009. There were six blown saves in 13 Division Series games.
This is just the other side of the closer myth. Must go with closer. Must not go with closer.