Guardado hasn't given up a run since May 3rd, he's pitching much better. Hargrove has said repeatedly that he wants to get Guardado back into the closers role eventually. No one is saying that he is back right now, but I don't know how you can act like Guardado has no chance of getting the closers job back.
No, but he did give up back to back RBI singles in the 8th on Saturday, and Putz had to bail him out with a four out save.
Last night certainly didn't do Putz any good, but I don't think Guardado is the closer for now. Hargrove may be waiting for an excuse to give Eddie the job back, and this could be it. Putz has been very good all year, so I'd hope 1 bad outing doesn't do him in.
As Putz owner I am VERY concerned. Eddie getting the save on Monday wasn't a big deal since Putz had pitched 3 straight games, but last nights performance was/is a big deal.