It’s Not Just Mo’, It’s Been A Rough Start For Closers In 2012

Opening Weekend ain’t even over yet we’ve already seen  blown saves, one a from very unlikely source.

The joke yesterday was that this might be The Year of the Pitcher again. It doesn’t, however, look like it will be The Year of the Closer.

Let’s run it down:

NY Yankees: Mariano Rivera – future HOF takes blown save, loss in debut
Detroit: Jose Valverde – After going 49-for-49 in 2011, blows save in opener
Cleveland: Chris PerezBlows three-run lead in ninth, Indians lose in 16
Chi Cubs: Carlos MarmolLost opener after entering tie game
Chi Cubs: Kerry Woodtakes blown save, loss in 2d game
Seattle: Shawn Kelley  blows save, takes loss in 1st appearance
Toronto: Sergio Santosblows save in 2d appearance

And, of course, one-sixth of baseball’s closers are currently on the disabled list:

Boston: Andrew Bailey (thumb surgery, out 3-5 months)
Cincinnati: Ryan Madson (Tommy John surgery, out for season)
Kansas City: Joakim Soria (Tommy John surgery, out for season)
Tampa Bay: Kyle Farnsworth (elbow strain, out 4-6 wks)
Washington: Drew Storen (sore elbow, out 2 weeks)

Source: Hardball Talk

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