Rays manager Joe Maddon said after Saturday's blown save that he's still confident in closer Fernando Rodney.
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The blown save was Rodney's fifth of the year and his second in two games after blowing just two all of last season. The right-hander now has a 6.05 ERA, and while votes of confidence are nice, they fade quickly when results don't follow. Rodney remains the closer for now, but the leash is likely very short. Joel Peralta is a must-have.
Lyle Overbay cranked a go-ahead homer in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Yankees past the Rays by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
Overbay also scored a crucial run in the top of the ninth inning that helped extend the game to extras. His solo shot in the 11th then put the Yankees ahead for good. Overbay, 36, has eight home runs and 28 RBI in 46 games this season. He has been a nice surprise.
Fernando Rodney blew his fifth save of the season Saturday in the Rays' loss to the Yankees.
Rodney entered the game with Tampa Bay leading by two. He got Ichiro Suzuki to fly out and fanned Jayson Nix, but Lyle Overbay drew a walk, Brennan Boesch doubled and Brett Gardner singled. That all netted the Bombers two runs and they broke through to win it in the 11th. Rodney is a mess right now. Joel Peralta needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues.