Brewers Closer John Axford Leaves Note Saying Wife Went Into Labor as He Blew Save Against Cubs (Photo)

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Milwaukee pitcher John Axford had somewhere to be after Friday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, so the closer did the polite thing and left a note at his locker for any inquiring reporters.

Axford had just blown a save in the ninth inning, giving up three runs. The miscue was momentous — it broke Axford's streak of 49 saves in a row.

Axford may have been smart to get himself yanked, though. The game would eventually go 13 innings and five hours, and Axford had something a bit more pressing to tend to.

With his wife in labor, Axford left the ballpark to be at her side, but he left a note so anyone covering the team would know what was up.

"I put my wife into contractions with my performance tonight!" he wrote on Brewers stationary.

He made a couple of comments about his save streak then added a tongue-in-cheek "cliche … cliche …  another cliche" at the end before jotting "Gotta Go!"

The Brewers pulled out the 8-7 win without him.

Check out Axford's note below.

Brewers Closer John Axford Leaves Note Saying Wife Went Into Labor as He Blew Save Against Cubs (Photo)

Photo via Twitter/@MikeVassallo13

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