May 6th, 2006
I can see the forums all over the place are lighting up on the Todd Jones subject, and a lot of the posts involve removing him at closer. At this point, my answer would be a reminder that he’s blown one save. Entering with a three run lead and giving up two runs is not as bad as giving up those runs in a one-run game.
As for why Fernando Rodney wasn’t used, the manager said after the game he wanted to give Rodney the day off. If you use Zumaya, Rodney and Jones on the same day all the time, he said, you’ll have to rest them all the same days, too. This way, he has Rodney available Sunday if they can hit Santana and get into the late innings with a lead.