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Red Rover
08-09-2011, 05:32 PM
I thought that the Reds Bullpen was a strength this year, but after further look, they have been terrible.

56% Save rate - tied for 29th in ML
22 Relief loses - 1st in ML

YUCK! (Could this be the answer to all the trouble in 1 run games?)

dthomas24
08-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Yep! and clutch hitting

CWRed
08-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Biggest reason for this year's failures is the pitching mostly the eye popping walk rate mainly from the bullpen.

Also batting with runners on, not just RISP which if I recall correctly is not as
bad as everyone thinks compared to league average.

And lastly...DUSTY FREAKIN' BAKER.

Red Rover
08-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Bullpen relies too much on defense. Too much contact and walks.

Skreep
08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
look at how many people we had in the pen who arent there anymore.

nux fan
08-11-2011, 04:33 PM
baker needs to use Jordan Smith more, after all the scoreboard is wrong isnt it?