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Some Records aren't made to be Broken

Unfortunately the team keeps tying records that no one, at least here, wanted to see them tie.

By now, everyone knows we have tied the Devil Rays consecutive blown leads in the ninth-inning record.

Also we have tied another record:

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Marlins on Saturday became the first team since the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004 to lose three of four on walk-off home runs.

It happens - but it may keep happening.  According to Joe:

''Obviously you'd rather go with one closer,'' Girardi said. ``Joe's saved five out of six, and I'm not going to take that away from him. But we also have a situation where there are opportunities to push young players where they've never been before to see how they're going to react.

'The job here is to win games, but part of it is to teach and expand guys' roles to see how much they can mature.''

These are things that the young players should be learning in the minor leagues but due to circumstances the classroom is in the majors.

My concern is that a pitcher's psyche can be fragile, especially a young pitcher's.  Many a good prospect has been ruined by rushing them to the majors and putting them in a position they are ill-equipped to handle.

Hopefully that isn't the case here and everything is being closely monitored by those in charge but still, I have a concern. This bears watching.