Mastny mastering closer’s role

He’s only had four chances, but Tribe reliever Tom Mastny is already getting a hang of this closer’s thing. Perhaps Fausto Carmona should seek out some of Mastny’s video, maybe he could learn a thing or two. Then again, with the way the Tribe’s newest closer has been performing, Carmona ‘s window of opportunity is closing fast.

Mastny, in four save opportunities, has allowed no runs, two hits, and has fanned five. Overall, Mastny has given up just one run and has struck out 12 in 10 1/3 innings this season for the Indians, which is good for a 0.87 ERA. He has been able to jump right into the closer’s role and do what some other Tribe relievers couldn’t. Is he the closer of the future? Who knows. But he is putting together is good case for himself and at least deserves a good look. Carmona has failed in that capacity and nobody else is really stepping up so why not ride what you have in Mastny and see where it takes you.

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