Originally Posted by nate
By no means was I trying to say the bullpen is some secret strength of the Reds. Just saying that _at least_ 9 games that could've been saved, haven't been.
Of the 42 losses, the starters have lost 26 - 28 (didn't look at two of the games Saarloos started) so the bullpen has lost 14 (which includes the 9 blown saves). So you can pin a little over a quarter of the losses on the bullpen.
Didn't we do this last year?
And the year before?
They've also put a few close games out of reach. It's always hard to assign a loss to one component of a team. The bullpen has certainly blown some games in spectacular fashion thus drawing more attention to their contribution to this debacle of a season. There is plenty of blame to go around this year, I personally am most disappointed in the defense. They kick the ball around way tooo much.