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Andrew Bailey has had a rough go of it recently.
The Red Sox closer has blown four saves in 24 games (three in his last five chances), the most recent being giving up a one-run lead in the ninth inning Thursday against the Tigers. Manager John Farrell said on Wednesday that Bailey was “definitely our closer.” It seems those feelings have changed, though, as Farrell said after Thursday night’s game that he was open to exploring other ninth-inning options.
Bailey will get opportunities to close in the future, but as The Globe’s Peter Abraham discusses in the video above, it may be in more low-leverage situations for the Sox. For the time being, Koji Uehara will close for the Red Sox.
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(Duane Burleson/Getty Images)This time, Andrew Bailey didn't even record an out. With the Red Sox leading 3-2, Bailey walked the lead-off hitter and then gave up the game-winning two-run HR. Tigers win , 4-3. Game. Set. Match. New Closer. Manager John Farrell confirmed the switch after the game, "We're going to back him out of there right now and try to get him fixed...
Andrew Bailey is no longer the Red Sox’ closer. He doesn’t think that will be the case very long, though.
Bailey, who has been relieved of Boston’s ninth-inning duties after blowing another save on Thursday, said before Friday’s game that he expects to regain the closer’s role at some point this season.
“One bad week doesn’t necessarily make a bad year,” Bailey told...
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Two weeks after they drafted Trey Ball with the No. 7 pick in the in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Indiana pitcher visited Fenway Park after signing with the Red Sox. Andrew Bailey will remain the closer, and David Ross departs the team to address his concussion symptoms.
Ball Visits Fenway After Signing Contract
Two weeks after the Red Sox...
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Andrew Bailey blew his second consecutive save on Thursday night – and his third over his last five attempts – which was enough for Red Sox manager John Farrel to pull the plug.
Entering the ninth inning the Red Sox held a 3-2 lead but Bailey quickly coughed it up when Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run home run to give the Tigers a 4-3 win.
Bailey was calm post...
The Boston Red Sox took the lead against Detroit's bullpen, then realized their own closer was becoming far too unreliable.
Andrew Bailey allowed a two-run homer to Jhonny Peralta in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night. Boston manager John Farrell said after the game Bailey would be given a break from closing...
John Farrell has no other choice.
Andrew Bailey blew another save against the Tigers on Thursday, and the Red Sox must now make a change to the closer’s role, even if it’s temporary.
Bailey, who has been struggling of late, entered Thursday’s game with a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. He immediately walked the leadoff man, Victor Martinez, on five pitches, and he then surrendered...
Andrew Bailey is the Red Sox’ closer.
Bailey, who blew another save opportunity in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, is in the midst of a rough patch. Manager John Farrell made it clear, however, that the closer’s job still belongs to Bailey, and that it’s simply a matter of the right-hander figuring some things out on the mound.
“Andrew Bailey is our closer, and...
It's safe to say Andrew Bailey has reached embattled territory.
So, yes: The Embattled Andrew Bailey came in for the 9th with a one-run lead in Detroit tonight. He threw three straight balls to Victor Martinez, got one over, and then walked Martinez. Jhonny Peralta stepped to the plate and promptly dispatched what appeared to me to be a 1-2 hanging breaking ball over the left...
The Red Sox announced today that Koji Uehara will replace Andrew Bailey as the teams closer. This news comes on the heels of another tough 9th inning for Bailey last night against the Detroit Tigers in which Bailey blew his 4th save of the year. Unlike April and May, the month of June has not been kind to Bailey. So far this month he’s given up at least a run in 4 of 8 9th inning...
Jhonny Peralta is headed toward a possible All-Star berth, and he added another highlight to an impressive first half Thursday night. With the Detroit Tigers trailing the Boston Red Sox by one in the ninth, Peralta turned on a breaking ball from Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey for a walk-off, two-run home run.
Here’s the video of Peralta’s game-winner:
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Papa 'Not-So' GrandeThere's still no word on exactly who will close out games for the Boston Red Sox. All we do know is that it won't be Andrew Bailey. Junichi Tazawa is the likely first choice to migrate to the end of the bullpen—but Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara are also possibilities. Even Rubby De La Rosa has the stuff to do the job. An intriguing new possibility...
Andrew Bailey’s struggles are twofold. Not only has his ineffectiveness cost the Red Sox, but his inevitable departure from the closer’s role throws the Boston bullpen all out of whack.
John Farrell has stood by Bailey during his recent struggles, but after another blown save on Thursday, it appears that the Red Sox skipper is eyeing a change. Someone else will likely take the...
Comerica Park has not been kind to Red Sox closers in recent years, and it seems 2013 is no different.
This time, it was Andrew Bailey blowing the save, and Jhonny Peralta the one responsible. The Tigers shortstop’s two-run home run spoiled a strong John Lackey start and cost the Sox a chance to begin a four-game series on the right foot. Now, the Sox could very well be on the...
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If you had to choose a closer right now, replacing Andrew Bailey, what would you do?
We have seen the lack of focus.
Have we reached Closerpocalypse yet, suggesting it is time to put the 9th inning into the hands of Andrew Miller?
It seems that Koji Uehara might be the guy to lean on, or is he?
Luckily the General Manager has the closer issue...
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It seemed almost sure. A good pitching to performance to start, a David Ortiz home run to get ahead again, and then a one run lead going into the ninth.
And then…Andrew Bailey begins to pitch.
Jhonny Peralta squares up and parks a pitch to win the game on one swing. What seemed as a hard-fought win turns into a heart-sinking loss.