There hasn’t been much to get excited about on the Southside of town this year. The Pale Hose currently sit at 54-76 which will get you a last place finish in the AL Central. But one bright spot for the club has been their closer, Addison Reed. The righty has compiled an impressive 35 saves over 62 1/3 innings of work. And, to go along with those numbers, the 24-year-old also has 5 wins and a 3.32 ERA.
With 32 games left on the docket, Reed needs just 5 more saves to join Bobby Thigpen, Keith Foulke, and Bobby Jenks as the only relievers in Sox history to save at least 40 games in a season. Speaking to MLB.com, the reliever said he’s not satisfied:
"Forty would be nice, but I mean, it would be nice to get 50 because that means we are winning those ballgames. The more I get, the better it is because we are winning. I'm going to try to get as many as possible.”
So does he think about his accomplishment?
"That's something that once the season is over with and I look back at it, I think it will be even cooler. But right now, if I have two more save chances, I'll try to get those. If I have 10 more, I'll try to get those."
The Sox start a series with the Astros this evening.
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