Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I was last night and watched Coffey. Me and my buddy were talking about how Coffey doesn't have a second pitch. How Brantly mentioned how Coffey should be able to get out any hitter in the league with the stuff he has but he can't throw another pitch for a strike. First of all Narron made the mistake of leaving Coffey in to face Scott a hitter who kills right handed pitching and who also is a fast ball pitcher. That said Coffey should still have been able to get him out. Coffey preceeded to throw 4 straight 94 mph fastballs. I didn't see the hr pitch because I was watching the ball go over the fence but I would be willing to guess it was another 94 mph fastball. Any average major league hitter can time that pitch and can drive it when thrown over and over again. Something needs to be done with this guy. He has no confidence and needs to learn another pitch.
I mentioned it last night, but Marty & Jeff were discussing the whole scenario of that inning; how it was Stanton's job to come in and get the batter he walked out, then he would have faced the next batter, then we bring in Coffey. The walk threw it all akilter.
I've come around to the thinking that it might do Coffey some good to drop down to Louisville and get himself straightened out. That would be easiest move, and could very well be very productive.
I think any of our relievers have the ability, it seems to lose alot in execution and it's slaughtering us. We can't continue on like this. We've given away so many games that were winnable.