Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/29/13
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Fernando Rodney walks in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, upbeat and eager to forget. It is a recent Sunday, more than 12 hours since his fifth blown save of the season. The closer is prepared to move on. He arrives at Tropicana Field about 2 hours before the Rays series finale against the New York Yankees, fist-bumping teammates as he approaches his stall. The night before, he allowed the Yankees to rally from a two-run deficit in the ninth inning to tie the score at 3, before New York won in the 11th after Lyle Overbays home run to right field off reliever Josh Lueke.A year after Rodney set a historic standard 48 saves in 50 chances, a record-setting 0.60 ERA in 74 23 innings he has lived a different existence this season. He has blown consecutive saves for the first time since Sept. 8 and 10, 2010, when he played for the Los Angeles Angels. His 19 walks are four more than he had last year, and he is on pace to surpass the career-high 41 he allowed with the D...
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