When Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine suspended Alfredo Aceves last week, it was because he threw a hissy fit after being passed over for Andrew Bailey in a save situation. So with Aceves returning from suspension last night, we still didn't have a clue as to whether or not he'd be given another chance or if Bailey, the man they acquired for the closer's role this season before an injury ruined that, would be the closer going forward.
Well, Aceves was given the opportunity to close out last night's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and like the last time he pitched, the results were the same. He blew the lead and the game giving the Angels a 6-5 walkoff win over the visiting nine from Boston.
Given a 5-4 lead to hold on to, this is how his 9th inning went last night.
Retired leadoff hitter Maicer Izturis
hit Erick Aybar with a pitch
Aybar steals second before a walk to pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo
Mike Trout singles to bring in Aybar with Callaspo ...