Found April 25, 2013 on NESN.com:
Andrew Bailey has been a cut above the typical closer lately, and his coaches have noticed. Bailey mowed down the A’s in the ninth with three straight strikeouts Wednesday evening, giving the Red Sox a 6-5 win and providing further evidence that the team may have a real closer battle on its hands this year after Bailey struggled in the role during his injury-shortened 2012 season. Bailey earned his fifth save in Wednesday night’s win, but this one fell into the category of a save that left no room for error. “That was a man’s save,” pitching coach Juan Nieves said of Bailey’s 19-pitch performance, according to The Boston Globe. Manager John Farrell also had compliments for Bailey, who has only improved since closer Joel Hanrahan hit the disabled list with a hamstring injury. “When you look at him, he looks like he’s pitching with his hair on fire,” Farrell said. “But he’s out there with a definite plan, and he’s able to execute it.” Both Nieves and Farrell have said that Hanrahan is
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