Heath Bell said one of his desires is to win over Marlins fans. He has a lot of work to do. Boos rained down on the Marlins' $27 million closer after he cost his new employer another victory by failing to protect a three-run lead in the ninth in what turned out to be a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night. It was the second blown save in as many chances for Bell, and the second time that he's cost starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano a win. The investment in Bell is not looking good so far, as he's done little else but disappoint. "I feel like crap," Bell said. "I've had two opportunities, and I've [blown it] both times." Not all of the unraveling rested solely with Bell. Center fielder Emilio Bonifacio was charged with an error in the disastrous ninth, Brett Hayes was called for catcher's interference, and left fielder Logan Morrison dropped a routine fly ball that enabled the go-ahead run to score. "It's nobody's fault but mine," Bell said. "Can't blame anybody but me."
Marlins drop the ball in loss to Houston Astros
Miami Herald | Apr 15