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The Closer Report: Memorial Day Edition

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Saves: 8 Save Opportunities: 9

Papelbon gets hammered, but gets the save. Qualls blows second save.
By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com
Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day. There was a full slate of games today, but only a fair amount of saves.

The biggest one to talk about was Jonathan Papelbon's save against the Twins. For the second straight appearance, he gave up a two-run home run.

Today, it was against Joe Mauer, who is one of the hottest players in baseball, but it wasn't enough and he hung on to get his 12th save of the season 6-5. The other home run was to Omir Santos a powerless catcher from the Mets on Saturday.

Papelbon's p...

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