Joakim Soria blew his fifth save giving up three runs in the ninth as the Royals lost to the Angels, 10-8. Soria has lost his job as the closer. That’s been handed over to former Missouri Tiger Aaron Crow.
Soria took a loss for the second straight day, giving up a two-run homer to Torii Hunter as the Los Angeles Angels rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to win on Memorial Day, 10-8. That was Soria’s fifth blown save in 12 chances this season.
Crow is excited about the opportunity even if he knows it could only be temporary. Crow has a 2-0 record and a 1.33 ERA in 22 games, giving up runs in just two of his outings.
“I was told it was just temporary until Jack gets back to his old self and he’ll be back closing out like he used to,” Crow said. “It should be a challenge and I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully we can turn it around and start winning some games here soon.”