The city of St. Louis was up in arms earlier this week after interim closer Mitchell Boggs blew a save in extra innings in a 16 inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Boggs is the closer for the St. Louis Cardinals for the time being due to the elbow injury to Jason Motte and Cardinals fans were already calling for his removal after his first blown save in his first attempt.
On Saturday afternoon in the Cardinals' win over the San Francisco Giants, Boggs was given another shot at closing and this time, shut the Giants down to earn his first save of the season and his first since 2011.
St. Louis fans and media members need to calm down when it comes to Mitchell Boggs. He is the right man for the job in the short-term and should be given a chance to succeed, just like he was given by Mike Matheny prior to last year when handed the Cardinals' set-up man role.
Boggs has the stuff to be a closer. He has the make-up and competitive fire to be a closer. If given some time,...