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I was at the game on Thursday when Josias Manzanillo came up to the mound.

 

What I saw next, I couldn't believe with my own eyes.

 

He started banging his cup with the baseball. And I mean hard! Then he hit himself on the side of the head a couple of times before he pitched.

 

What is with this guy? Does he have an ill-fitting cup?

 

The same thing happened yesterday while I was watching at home. To their credit, Len and Tommy said nothing. A camera man was on him the whole time he was on the mound and he did the same thing.

 

?????

 

:o

 

An addition- when the inning is over, he runs back to the dugout like he's got diarrhea! :banghead

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I had the feeling after his first outing that he'd stick with this team. Even if his ERA was 5.00+, he attacks hitters, throws strikes and acts like a veteran out there. Jack wil take that 5.00ERA over a a similar ERA from Bump, Wayne, Neu or Howard anyday.

 

The bottom line is we will not have a slew of guys in the pen that close out teams every time. What we do need is a bunch of guys that can leave bad outings and move on to the next appearance ready to go and not shy to challenge hitters.

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Yeah, put his quirks aside for a second but he's been solid as could be so far this season. I mean im not exactly expecting lights out from him but so far he's come in and shut down the opposition.

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his current stats are 4.1 innings pitched and 0.00 era. He's given up 2 hits and opponents are batting .143 against him.

 

Were Bump, Phelps, Wayne and the other demoted bullpen pitchers so bad that a guy who was just signed 30 days ago to a minor-league contract can outperform them?

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his current stats are 4.1 innings pitched and 0.00 era. He's given up 2 hits and opponents are batting .143 against him.

 

Were Bump, Phelps, Wayne and the other demoted bullpen pitchers so bad that a guy who was just signed 30 days ago to a minor-league contract can outperform them?

My Opinion not withstanding, I think that Bump and Phelps were given the boot because out of the bullpen means just that- you've got to be ready to throw your best stuff with a minimum of prep time. Phelps and Bump just weren't doing the job. In all fairness, I don't think Wayne was seen enough to give an accurate summation.

 

I think Wayne just got caught in the flotsam.

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