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The Closer Report: June 12, 2009

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Saves: 3
Save Opportunities: 4
Only three saves and few appearances make for a slow day.
By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com
Today was a bad day for closers, but a good day for starters—who threw four complete games. There were only three saves, and one wasn't even by a closer. Daniel Bard came in and shut the door on the Phillies in the 13th inning by striking out the side. The Red Sox were resting Papelbon today and they were trying to Saito, as well. The only blown save of the day was Ramon Ramirez of the Red Sox, who gave up a blast to Ryan Howard in the bottom of the ninth. Ryan Madson pitched a one-two-three ninth inning, and struck out the side for his third appearance in three days. It was mention...

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