Crippler wrote:jswede wrote:why was downs used in the 8th today, and bj ryan after him?
Just take a quick look at the scoring and its pretty obvious.
The pitcher was struggling, but Tor was still up by a few runs, so Downs came in to preserve the lead...then gave it up. If he had finished the inning without giving up so many runs, he would have stayed in the game for the 5-out save.
Can't we all start doing this before posting simple questions?