manny will spin this, guarantee it:
"joel is our closer, he's going through a tough time"
"the only way to get out of it is to keep using him and hope he gets his confidence back"
"he just needs come confidence"
They needed to dump him as closer after his last 3 outings (including the bogus save he got throwing the wrong pitch).
This is all they need to finally say no to Joel. There is not excuse for not dumping him now.
The organization should be savaged by the fanbase if they don't dump him now. This is an embarrassing, disgraceful way to lose.
I've already written the Lerners about this pitching BS. If they don't dump Joel, it will tell me they are trying to lose a la the Washington Generals.