John Axford was an early season source of rank relief, but since he was moved to middle relief he has mostly stayed off the radar. Fortunately for him, he actually pitched well today and backed into a win. Joe Kelly was the loser today. In the bullpen after losing the fifth starter spot to Shelby Miller (smart choice), he came in today in a tied game in extra innings – a high leverage situation. He started off rough with a couple singles. Let’s see what happened.
3 singles, 1 walk. He almost got out of it with two ground outs, but Bianchi came through to seal the game for the Brewers. The Cardinals have had some some bullpen issues with Jason Motte out fo the year and having to send Edward Mujica down to the minors for a stint. If they want to keep the best record in baseball, they better fix it.
We know it won’t happen often so let’s celebrate when Axford gets a win. Bourbons on me.