This was one of Manny Acta's bolder commitments in his three years as manager of the Indians. The Indians were scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox Monday, and Acta decided he was going to play the doubleheader without using his two top relievers.
Closer Chris Perez and setup man Vinnie Pestano had both been used heavily in a weekend series with Texas. Acta felt it was important to give both relievers a day off Monday, even if the Indians were playing two games.
It got a little hairy in both games, but Acta's gamble paid off. He did not use Perez or Pestano, and the Indians still managed to sweep the doubleheader, winning the first game 8-6 and the nightcap 3-2.
There were saves in both games, but neither went to Perez, who leads the majors with 11. Nick Hagadone got the save in the first game and Tony Sipp got it in the second game. It was Hagadone's first career save and Sipp's second career save.
Acta admitted that it's not easy going into a doublehe...