Re: Silver lining to tonight's loss
Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Kudos to the 4 young relievers on a nice game. Does it bother anyone that Narron insists on only using these guys for one inning at a time? I think he needs to consider leaving in a middle reliever who's throwing well for two innings. It's fine to limit closers to one inning but I think he's best to stretch out these kids to a second inning. I think the work would be good for them and I think the team would benefit too. Especially with this bullpen, if you use 4 of them, you've got 4 times the chances that one of them will be awful. To their credit, last night was not one of those nights.
I agree. Its hard to avoid running these guys into the ground when he warms up and uses all of them everynight from overmanaging and making too many moves. I will say that right now I'm not real sure which of these guys is capable of multiple innings stints but I'd prefer he use fewer pitchers per game with more nights off for the others mixed in.
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