Pennant Race Gets to Florida Marlins’ Leo Nunez

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Leslie Monteiro in MLB
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The Marlins picked Leo Nunez as their closer in July after trying many guys to fill in for the injured Matt Lindstrom. Nunez is going through a learning curve while he adjusting to his new role. The Marlins like what Nunez has done this season by solidifying a closer role that was a question mark when the season started. He saved 24 games this season. However, blown saves define a closer more than making saves. Everyone makes a big deal of Brad Lidge these days because teams celebrate victories at his expense, and that will be a problem in October since he can't straighten himself out. Nunez blew couple of saves this month, and he did it again on Friday night when he lost a 5-4 lead to a pathetic Mets team. That sorry Mets team went on to win, and they celebrated as if they won a World Ser ...

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