Found June 01, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Jose Valverde
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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Easily the most enjoyable thing about watching Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde blow a save is perusing Twitter in the immediate aftermath. The seething hatred that fans conjure up in 140 characters or less is often a thing of beauty. In fact, it may be the only enjoyment that can be obtained from such a horrific event. The embattled closer who somehow made it look fairly easy in his first 6 saves opportunities of the season (1 blown save, 0.75 ERA) entered Friday night’s game with a 5-3 lead. By the time he left he had given up four hits and two homers, including the game-winning three run blast by reserve outfielder Chris Dickerson. Manager Jim Leyland was visibly, and understandably, perturbed at the unnecessary loss. Jose Valverde Valverde’s ERA ballooned to 3.55 with the meltdown and he cost Max Scherzer a chance to move to 8-0 on the season. Scherzer set down the last 16 batters he faced against a potent Orioles lineup. He deserved better. The Tigers deserve better. The Big...
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