Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aceves Needs To Be Sent To 'The Old Bailey'

Carmine Scream (Getty Images)
The Red Sox were on the verge of a Left Coast victory over Jared Weaver and the Angeles, but they forgot one thing—Alfredo Aceves was asked to close out the game. Aceves blew his eighth save, giving up two runs in the Angels' ninth, solidifying a 6-5 loss in Anaheim. Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered, and Ryan Lavarway and James Loney knocked in runs for Boston. Clay Buchholz pitched well enough to win—settling down after yielding two runs in the first. Aceves was used—after his three-game team suspension—because Andrew Bailey was "not available" after pitching in four of five games. The problem is Aceves seems "not available" at any time lately. This team has to commit to Bailey as their closer now and going forward. Or Bobby V. will be an Edvard Munch model for the rest of the season. (see pic)