Friday, March 18, 2011

Papelbon: No Big Deal

Two of Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon's last three outings did not technically involve "closing". That is, he didn't finish the game. Nevertheless, the possibly erstwhile (in 2012 anyway) hurler says, "not to worry". After yesterday's ninth inning adventure (2/3 of an inning, 4 earned runs), he seemed to think it was no big deal. In fact, he still feels "very locked in". Let's hope he finds the "key".

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