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Brewers | John Axford frustrated

Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford allowed a run in the eighth inning Tuesday, May 14, to blow a lead, and he left the game with an 0-3 record and a 9.20 ERA on the year. He also has three blown saves. "I definitely am frustrated," Axford said. "I can't lie about that, but I feel strong, I feel good and that's where I've got to keep building off of. The first four games of this season, that wasn't me, and that's something I can get a wash too and brush that away. I felt different; my mechanics weren't quite right." Axford insists that his mechanics are where they need to be and his velocity is better.

Fantasy Tip: Axford hasn't helped his cause to eventually win back the closing duties from Jim Henderson, and now Francisco Rodriguez is in the picture. If Axford continues to pitch poorly, K-Rod could easily surpass him in the late-inning bullpen heirarchy. If you still own Axford in an NL-only league, it might be best to let him ride the bench for now.

2013-05-16 12:19:43 | Source: MLB.com - George Von Benko

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