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John Axford grabbed his 20th save of the season yesterday, striking out the side to convert his second save chance in as many days. He’s back, folks! Reports claim that John Axford asked, nay, demanded, nay!, politely requested that manager Roe Roenicke return him to the closer role, and well, it seems “please” really is the magic word! After Tuesday’s game Roenicke was quoted as saying, “I think he pitched well enough to allow us the confidence that we think we can put him back in there now.” LIAR! The Milwaukee bullpen must be the death of standards because Axford has had an unimpressive 6.35 ERA in just 5.2 innings in August before yesterdays outing, and a 4.85 ERA since being yanked from the role in mid-July. However, he has still been arguably better than Jim Henderson has been since he took over the ninth inning gig. Since grabbing his first save on August 8, Jimbo has pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 3 ER (5.06 ERA) and 8 hits (2.06 WHIP). We are talking about the lesser of evi...
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