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