No sooner do I mention Joe Borowski and the closers-in-waiting vultures circling him, than Pirates closer Salomon Torres is removed from a potential second consecutive blown save. Right behind him is roto-favorite Matt Capps, the second-year reliever with the wonderful control.
Prior to today's afternoon game, I had considered Torres to be as solid a closer as Todd Jones. I (kind of) still do. With Todd Jones, there does not appear to be an indicators coming from Detroit that his job is at all in danger. The same applies to Torres. At least it did until today's game.
Now we will have to watch/listen/read what comes out of Pittsburgh. Both his blown saves were ones of singles and walks. That doesn't appear to indicate anything, dare I coin the term, Juliolian.
From today (care of the Pittsbrugh Post-Gazette):
Yesterday (same source):