Too early to panic, but a very tough ugly embarrassing loss today.
I blame Dusty for leaving Leake in too long. Dusty always gives the starters too much rope when they're in trouble because he tries to help them get 5 innings in for the win. He was clearly in trouble and you could feel the three run homer coming on. Seriously, I called it at our house watching it. So predictable.
Masset was getting squeezed by the ump. He was hitting the corners and not getting the calls. Unless he threw right down the middle, it wouldn't be called a strike. Then he forked up the right down the middle of the plate home run fastball. Ouch. Chapman was getting a squeezed a bit too.
But I thought Dusty had the right two hitters up in the 9th with Francisco and Bruce being lefties. I was surprised Arizona didn't bring in a lefty reliever to face them. Putz forked up perfect fastballs that both Francisco and Bruce usually handle, but didn't today.
Really ugly loss. I actually felt like the offense mailed it in when they went up 5-0. Then they had to try and kick back into gear. Gomes bailed them out until the 8th.
Embarrassing. Some teams never learn. Hopefully this one does.