Reed puts blown save quickly out of mind

Reed puts blown save quickly out of mind

Reed puts blown save quickly out of mind
CHICAGO -- Addison Reed didn't take very long to get over the sting of a blown save in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Mariners.

"I'm ready to pitch today. I don't even remember what happened yesterday," said the rookie closer, who got another chance to close Saturday and successfully finished off the 5-4 victory over Seattle. "Hopefully I get another save opportunity.

"When you don't feel you have your best stuff, you have to find a way to get some outs. Nobody is going to feel sorry for you. The other team definitely doesn't care how you feel."

From the time he stepped on the mound and walked Brendan Ryan, Reed knew everything was out of sync. He was leaving pitches up, and even situations where Reed was trying to come inside would end up tailing high and away.

"I know what I was doing wrong but it's just one of those things that I couldn't correct out there," Reed said. "But we got the win so everything is a lot better."

Reed's struggles finished off Seattle's six-run ninth, but numerous teammates quickly approached the rookie and told him they still were going to get the win. It's a by-product of the even-keel approach fostered by manager Robin Ventura all season.

"We have a tone of come-from-behind wins this year," Reed said. "It just shows no matter what happens, even blowing a save in the ninth, we are not going to give up. We won't roll over and think we lost that game.

"That's the type of attitude everyone on this team has. Multiple people said to me, 'Don't worry about it. We'll get those runs back.'"