Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/17/13
Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Watching the Red Sox closer, Andrew Bailey, facing the first batter in the 9th inning has been a horrifying experience all season long. I mean it, no nice way to put this. Horrifying. You are not watching him with any sort of confidence are you? Admit it. You are sitting there just like me, fingers crossed, peering between the hands you have covering your eyes as Andrew Bailey winds up to deliver up another tater? Well, over the last 22 first batters he has faced, this is what he has been giving up... First batters against Andrew Bailey this year (22 PAs): .350/.409/.650/1.059. — Tim Britton (@TimBritton) June 16, 2013 Watching him live Saturday night against the Orioles was again so frustrating. I am looking for a closer to come in, throw strikes, nothing but strikes, hard strikes, challenge hitters, and get outs. Look at the 8th inning, Koji Uehara comes in and it is 3 strikeouts, back to the dugout. That is what a closer feels li...
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