There’s nothing worse than a parlay that gets ruined by that one game. You’ve been dodging bullets, imagining what you’re going to do with your windfall, then someone screws it all up by blowing the game and ruining your ability to cash out.
For one man, it was Nationals reliever Joe Blanton.
The screenshot is cut off in an awkward way, but this person who e-mailed Major League Baseball asking for Blanton to reimburse him is putting the blame squarely on Blanton. On Thursday, the Nationals took a 3-2 lead to the ninth inning, where Sammy Solis and Blake Treinen combined to give up the tying run. In the 10th inning, Blanton gave up the deciding run and the Nationals lost 4-3.
Shawn Kelley also gave up two runs in the eighth, so this disgruntled gambler is very upset with the bullpen as a whole, but since Blanton took the loss, it appears it is on him to pay this man.
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