Rank Relief: Maybe Chris Perez’s job is really safe

RR 5.25 - 1

Dustin Pedroia smacks a run scoring double to plate the ultimate winning run

Unexpectedly, the Indians have been having a great season, but so have the Boston Red Sox.  The Indians had a comfortable lead going into the 8th and Vinnie Pestano stepped in to get 3 outs (obviously).  Pestano is oft mentioned as an imminent threat to closer Chris Perez’s job.  Not like this though.  He gave up hits to the likes up Pedro Ciriaco, Matt Carp, and Daniel Nava.

RR 5.25 - 2

Giving up 3 doubles, a single, and 2 walks is a good way to give up 4 runs and keep the closer’s job safe.  The Indians have the lineup to score runs, but the big question will be if the pitching can hold up for the whole season.