Originally Posted by Tragg
Reed has pitched 8/11 days and Jones 5/6 in these all important games for the race to 70 wins.
A professional please, Hahn.
There is nothing wrong with a young closer pitching in situations in which he will have to pitch in the future, especially considering the stretches this season when he didn't have the opportunity to pitch in save situations or with a tie in the ninth or later.
It isn't like Jones can take his place occasionally because he has been needed in most of the games where Reed has pitched. And Thornton was traded by popular demand.
Tonight's game was the third game I remember the Sox scoring five in an inning to take the lead in a game this year. In all three, the Sox lost the lead in the next half inning. I also remember the Sox scoring five in an inning to make a game close against the Angels, but the Angels came up with four in the next half inning to put the game out of reach.