Red Sox reliever Ryan Brasier was tasked with preserving a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday evening. Instead, he allowed one run, two hits, and one walk while striking out two batters. He was charged with the blown save, though Boston ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.
Brasier is 0-2 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and .273 OBA through 29 1/3 innings out of the bullpen this season. He has tallied six holds but is 0-for-3 during save situations. The 34-year-old has posted a dominant 4.1 percent walk rate but ranks near the bottom of the league in many advanced metrics, including hard-hit rate (48.9 percent) and opponent xwOBA (.347).