I don't know much about the guy but he may just be the Milwaukee Brewers (17-27) savior for the time being. At least until Trevor Hoffman figures out how in the world he forgot how to pitch after doing it for over 30 years.
I suspect, Axford's call-up was a desperation move on the part of the Brewers. And a good move, because they have to fix their bullpen problem as quickly as possible or the law of trickle down economics will eventually eat them alive. In other words, their crappy bullpen will eventually effect all other components of their team in a negative way.
Anyway, last night the Brewers beat the Twins, 4-3, and Axford (not Hoffman) got the save. And let's safely say, BARELY got the save. Hoffman actually got the hold, by pitching a strong 8th inning and handed the ball to Axford, with a 4-2 lead.
Oh and by the way, the Brew Crew experimented with Carlos Villanueva the night before and of course he BLEW THE SAVE in the bottom of the ninth. He was handed a 7-6 lead, but allowed the tying run and the Brewers eventually lost 8-7 in 12 innings. It was the 9th blown save of the year for the Milwaukee bullpen.
As for Axford, he did his part in making Brewers fans bite off all their fingernails. He allowed a run to bring the Twins to within 4-3, but in the end, managed to get the job done--
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