Re: Reds at Astros (5/11/11)
Where was Cordero in the 9th? Maybe this was discussed before. I haven't read the thread. He didn't pitch the night before and with a day off Thursday he should have been good for one inning anyway. I wouldn't have used Leake in that situation in the 9th. If it went longer he would be good for multiple innings in a long game. All managers do head scratching moves at times. This was one that Dusty did.
Arrendondo is out of options. He has to come up or be released. Volquez does have an option left. I would seriously consider sending him down and put Leake back in the rotation. I just don't think Leake is suited for the bullpen. I read in Fay's blog that Price thinks Chapman has a mechanical problem with his delievery that they can fix. I hope so. When he's under control he's an awfully good weapon to have.
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