Monday, September 15, 2014

Papelbon Gets Tossed After Fourth Blown Save

UPDATE: 7-game suspension
Ah, the memories. Former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was ejected from yesterday's game after giving up four ninth-inning runs in a blown save at Citizens Bank Park. As he left the field to boos, Papelbon grabbed his crotch in a perverse salute to the fanbase. After that little move, umpire Joe West tossed the big righty. Entering the ninth ahead 4-1, Pap gave up a slew of hits—including a lead-off double to another Ex-Carmine Hoser, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The scenario brings back bad vibes from the final game of the 2009 Division Series against the Angels.