Saturday, April 18, 2009

Nice Work Bullpen

I was hoping not to have to show my mug around here, but it seems like someone is always looking for an encore performance. It's not even two weeks into the season and the bullpen can be squarely blamed for two losses (and a 4-5 record as opposed to a much nicer sounding 6-3). This time, your heroes are Matt Belisle (filling in for the '08 Herges?), Alan Embree (yes I hate Andre Either too, my man), and to some extent Grill-Dog (although the go-ahead run was scored on a very cheap-o hit, something that seems to be plaguing the Rocks in the early going).

Sure, some would point to an offense that did nothing after the first inning and squandered a great opportunity to at least tie the game back up in the 8th. But David Bowie and I are going to put this loss at the feet of the bullpen. You don't have to be perfect, but when you're given a three run lead, you should at least be able to hold it for an entire inning. Let's hope you get the chance to prove critics wrong this afternoon.

1 comment:

Sonic Tooth said...

4-5 vs. 6-3. that pretty much says it all there Rach.

squandering solid performances by spotty starters is no way to go through life...fat drunk and stupid on the other hand I have no objections with.