Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin has taken note of reliever Greg Aquno's strong outings lately and has decided to give him the chance to close games in addition to Brian Bruney. "If I feel like it's Bruney today, it'll be Bruney," Melvin told MLB.com. "If I feel like I need to do something different depending on how we get there, I may do something different. Nothing's changed in roles, but we feel like we're getting Aquino farther along to where we feel that much more comfortable pitching the eighth and ninth inning."
Hey, Bob ... check your hurlers' last 10 appearances:
Aquino — 9.2 IP, 9 ER, 11 K, 8.38 ERA, 1.65 WHIP
Valverde — 11 IP, 1 ER, 15 K, 0.82 ERA, 1.09 WHIP
I can't believe Seattle let you get away.