Found May 12, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
Milwaukee Brewers' closer John Axford left this note for the media after last night's Brewers-Cubs game. Axford blew the save in the ninth for Milwaukee (his first in 50 chances), despite striking out the side (and only getting two outs), and despite just one run he allowed in the ninth being earned. This season, Axford has struck out 20 batters in 10 1/3 innings, but has walked seven and allowed 14 hits. He has a 6.10 ERA and 2.03 WHIP this year, but still has six saves on the season. Last night's effort came just two days after Axford was the losing pitcher in a 2-1 Brewers loss to the Reds, when he allowed two runs in the ninth inning after Zack Greinke threw eight scorless innings. I'd assume Axford would be unavailable over the course of the weekend due to his wife's impeding labor. Hopefully for the Brewers, he'll get back into his 2011 form once the baby is born. [h/t: Mike Vassallo] [follow]

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