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OK, so Benitez blew the game tonight, but the fact remains we still had a good chance to win it until Bump came it.

 

As far as I'm concerned he has earned a one-way ticket to Albuquerque.

 

I've mentioned it several times before.......Bump just wilts anytime he is put in a pressure situation.

 

Recap of several recent outings when faced with pressure situation:

6/15, ChiSox (tonight) - 10th tied 5-5, Relieves Phelps with bases loaded. Walks Olivo to give up the winning run, bobbles a Dransfeldt chopper to give an insurance run.

 

6/8, Indians - 8th tied 4-4, Perisho walks Escobar and Crisp. Bump gives up the lead on a single by Vizquel. Luckily gets the win as Cabrera and Easley homer off the left field foul pole. Benitez gets the save.

 

6/1, Reds - 10th, tied 5-5, gives up a home run to Dunn. Walks Jimenez who steals second. Gives up a single to Pena for an insurance run.

 

I could keep on going to describe his 3 blown saves and other two losses, but it is too painful.

 

He is now my top candidate to send to AAA when Beckett returns on Thursday.

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OK, so Benitez blew the game tonight, but the fact remains we still had a good chance to win it until Bump came it.

 

As far as I'm concerned he has earned a one-way ticket to Albuquerque.

 

I've mentioned it several times before.......Bump just wilts anytime he is put in a pressure situation.

 

Recap of several recent outings when faced with pressure situation:

6/15, ChiSox (tonight) - 10th tied 5-5, Relieves Phelps with bases loaded. Walks Olivo to give up the winning run, bobbles a Dransfeldt chopper to give an insurance run.

 

6/8, Indians - 8th tied 4-4, Perisho walks Escobar and Crisp. Bump gives up the lead on a single by Vizquel. Luckily gets the win as Cabrera and Easley homer off the left field foul pole. Benitez gets the save.

 

6/1, Reds - 10th, tied 5-5, gives up a home run to Dunn. Walks Jimenez who steals second. Gives up a single to Pena for an insurance run.

 

I could keep on going to describe his 3 blown saves and other two losses, but it is too painful.

 

He is now my top candidate to send to AAA when Beckett returns on Thursday.

look at those situations he's come into...

 

relieves Phelps with the bases loaded,

 

comes in after Perisho walks two,

 

You come in with no room for error & the odds are against you.

 

Hey, I don't think anyone's going to argue he's the guy you particularly want pitching in late-inning pressure situations, but goodness other than Benitez, who is???

 

When he walked in a run tonight I thought two of those balls could've been called strikes. Meanwhile Perisho was nowhere near the strike zone.

 

Plus Bump did induce a weak bouncer from the next batter (though he totally muffed the play).

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Bump's a Pimp adleast thats why I and many others use to say last year...... i want em to stay.......

 

I also wanna give Neu a chance as well...........

 

somebody's going down who at this point is anybodys guess...... the entire pen suxs Xcept Bentiez and Oliver

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Bump's a Pimp adleast thats why I and many others use to say last year...... i want em to stay.......

 

I also wanna give Neu a chance as well...........

 

somebody's going down who at this point is anybodys guess...... the entire pen suxs Xcept Bentiez and Oliver

Why is everyone hopping on the Oliver bandwagon? He hasn't done anything to prove to me that he will do a good job in the pen. He's come in the game in mop-up duty every time he's come out of the bullpen. Come back to me when he pitches in a pressure situation.

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You have to remmember Phelps came in and walked a batter on like 5 pitches. It was terrible all around performance...when does help come :(

Is it just me or does Phelps suck against batters he's never seen before? Usually the opposite is true, that the pitcher holds the advantage in a batter and pitcher's first meeting. But I guess because Phelps doesn't have overpowering stuff and relies on painting the corners and mixing up pitches he's awful without a scouting report.

 

 

Oliver has only pitched one game with the lead. Back in May when Beckett had to leave in the third Oliver came in and immediately gave up a game-tying home run. But he settled down got the next 4 guys out and had some trouble with the heart of the Mets' lineup when McKeon did his favorite thing in the world and brought in our groundball specialist (Nate Bump) with a man on third base and the infield forced to play in. Thankfully Bump finished the inning with strikeout instead and kept Oliver's bid to earn the win safe until Borland's entrance into the game later.

Nonetheless Oliver has done well in relief and could give McKeon some options. At the very least he could allow the younger more overpowering arms to avoid the long relief work. If only Justin Wayne were given the setup role...

 

And did I mention Perisho sucks? 23% of balls hit off him have been hard-hit line drives. He walks over 5 batters per 9 innings of work. He's been bailed out by a defense playing well over its own average for him. And the other relievers have allowed just 1 of his 15 leftover baserunners to score. One f-ing lucky bastard.

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Perisho has only been effective as a lefty specialist. For some reason, difficult to understand, Jack is trying to make him the 8th inning guy. Right handed hitters are pounding him.

 

I realize Jack doesn't really have any 8th inning options, but Perisho is not the answer.

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McKeon or Rosenthal have no idea how to use the bullpen. Except for Benitez, no one has any idea how they will be used. It's not just going out there and throwing a ball. You have to be mentally prepared for situations. Bump had not pitched for over a week.

For all of you McKeon lovers....he just lucked out last year. I really hate to see him ruin all these pitchers but that his MO and from what I am seeing, he hasn't changed at all!

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McKeon or Rosenthal have no idea how to use the bullpen. Except for Benitez, no one has any idea how they will be used. It's not just going out there and throwing a ball. You have to be mentally prepared for situations. Bump had not pitched for over a week.

For all of you McKeon lovers....he just lucked out last year. I really hate to see him ruin all these pitchers but that his MO and from what I am seeing, he hasn't changed at all!

We can't put all the blame on McKeon. I think he is overmanaging, but on the other hand he has to try different things because everyone is sucking in the pen.

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Bump's a Pimp adleast thats why I and many others use to say last year...... i want em to stay.......

 

I also wanna give Neu a chance as well...........

 

somebody's going down who at this point is anybodys guess...... the entire pen suxs Xcept Bentiez and Oliver

Why is everyone hopping on the Oliver bandwagon? He hasn't done anything to prove to me that he will do a good job in the pen. He's come in the game in mop-up duty every time he's come out of the bullpen. Come back to me when he pitches in a pressure situation. i dont think that the Skipper will let DO pitch in a pressure situation since he doesnt ahve faith in him. DO is only good for 3 innings.

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