By Rich Funk

We all know that Blown Saves happen, even to the best closers. Sometimes it's because of a few bad breaks and broken bat singles. Sometimes your team's closer just sucks. I'm here to try and tell the story behind the BS. Every time one of the teams SFWH covers blows a save, we'll be here to cover it with Total BS!

Victim: Huston Street, Oakland Athletics
BS On The Year: 1

The Situation: With Oakland up by one in the top of the 9th, Huston Street got Mike Lowell to fly out to center. Then he gave up a game tying home run to rookie right fielder Brandon Moss. Street then struck out Jason Varitek and got Jacoby Ellisbury to fly out to end the inning.

BS Scale: I'm giving this blown save a 1.5 rating out of 5, one being an unlucky blown save and 5 being a blown save of the Brad Lidge/Albert Pujols variety. Sure, you never want to blow the first game of the year, especially to someone who has only 25 Major League at-bats coming into the game, but I don't blame Street too much. He's probably had a very long week in Japan. And since Moss was in for J.D. Drew, Street probably just assumed that he was also terrible. Blowing the first game of the year is no big deal. Expect Street to lock down the save his next time out.