Just as I was putting the finishing touches on my Red Sox Bandwagon Re-entry application, I received a harsh reminder on the current contruction of the team. Alfredo Aceves isn’t a closer…this slipped my mind completely as I was basking in the afterglow of the trade. For those of you playying along at home, that was his ninth loss and eighth blown save of the season. Here’s what Aceves had to say after the game:
Aceves didn’t speak to reporters after the game, keeping his cellphone firmly to his ear while getting dressed and leaving the clubhouse.
I think we’ll be seeing a lot more Andrew Bailey in the ninth.