Re: Larson Can't Play at the Major League Level
It's not exactly one game minibus. This is the second save Graves has blown in less than a week when he had two outs in the ninth. Graves has already blown these games:
* vs. Atlanta when he gave up game-tying hit with 2 outs in ninth inning
* vs. Chicago when entered game with one-run lead, faced 2 batters and surrendered 2 HRs
* vs. a pitiful Milwaukee team when he gave up a home run to probably baseball's biggest no-name.
Blame Brandon Larson for this loss, he sucks and should be shipped out ASAP, but any real closer would be able to overcome that error and finish off the next guy. Not give up 2-run bombs at the first sign of adversity.
Graves is just horrible. I'd rather have Todd Jones, Ryan Wagner or - gasp - even Todd Van Poppel in the closers' role and really no one can argue that.