John Axford suffered yet another blown save, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning in Friday’s loss to the Astros.
Axford entered with a 3-2 lead and promptly walked the leadoff hitter. After pinch-runner Tyler Greene stole second base, he advanced to third on a wild pitch. Steven Pearce then singled home the tying run, took second on an error, and came around to score himself on an RBI single from Brian Bogusevic. With another Axford implosion, it looks as if Jim Henderson, who has converted both of his save chances, will now get a long look in the closer’s role.