Despite blowing twice as many saves (four) than last year in 37 fewer chances, Fernando Rodney will remain the Rays' closer.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said before Friday's game against the visiting Yankees that he has not considered making a change at the back of his bullpen.

“No, not at all,” Maddon said.

Maddon mentioned Rodney's five-out save Tuesday in Toronto, Rodney's first five-out save of the year. But that was followed the following day by his fourth blown save when Rodney allowed a leadoff home run to RF Jose Bautista in the ninth inning of a one-run game.

“He made a bad pitch up and in and (Bautista) hit a home run, and all of a sudden it's a bad day,” Maddon said.

Except it wasn't the only bad day for Rodney or the Rays bullpen.

The relief pitchers have allowed 111 hits and 66 earned runs in 1232/3 innings. Their 4.80 ERA entering Friday's game was the second-highest in the AL.

They've blown three ninth-inning leads in their past 17 games and nine leads after the sixth inning.

Last season, the bullpen blew only two ninth-inning leads. They have led in 15 of the Rays' 22 losses before Friday's game.

“It's not a physical thing,” Maddon said. “All our guys are well, they're healthy. I don't think they've been overused to this point. I think it gets more of a psychological confidence. Gets nicked up a little bit. You got to get it back. You got to get your mojo back somehow. You do that by continuing to go out there believing that you can get her done, and eventually you get on a nice roll.”

Maddon acknowledged that RHP Kyle Farnsworth needs to pitch better, RHP Jamey Wright can be more consistent and RHP Josh Lueke needs more experience.

Maddon also said he still has faith in the group.

“Overall, if you really break it down, everybody would be smiling and real happy right now if we had just been able to even finish games off in spite of losing leads at some moments,” Maddon said.