Grant Balfour picked up his 11th save Tuesday tossing a scoreless ninth while walking two and striking out one as the Rays defeated the Yankees 2-1.
It wasn't without a bump in the road, but Balfour was able to lock it down nonetheless. Though his season ERA currently sits at 5.18, he has been better as of late. Over his past 9 1/3 innings pitched, Balfour has a 1.93 ERA with only three walks. I wouldn't classify him a stable yet, but he's making necessary improvements.ANALYST: David Kerr