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Resop's performance bolsters bullpen

By Juan C. Rodriguez

Staff Writer

Posted July 9 2005


MIAMI GARDENS ? If right-hander Chris Resop consistently pitches the way he did Thursday, the Marlins may not need to acquire another bullpen arm.


After walking the first batter he faced, Resop retired eight of nine to cap the victory over the Brewers. Four of the eight outs he recorded were via strikeout, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact he only used half his repertoire.


Resop threw nothing but fastballs and curveballs Thursday. He also employs a change and recently picked up a slider he has no qualms about throwing in a game.


"One thing we knew he could do is throw strikes," said manager Jack McKeon, who watched Resop misfire on just 11 of 38 pitches. "He looked a whole lot more relaxed. He threw consistently 92, 93. It was a perfect time and he bailed us out of a couple of innings to give our bullpen some rest."


Added Resop: "You're facing some of the best of the best and when you see yourself doing well against them you build the confidence up."


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We could end up with a nice problem to have once Valdez and Alfonseca come back. Who do we send down, or release? If the youngsters are getting the job done, the FO will have to look to cut a veteran or two.

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he's young...22 yrs old and only pitched for 1 1/2 yrs professionally...wonder what he might be like in another 2 yrs of seasoning....the kid has alot of talent and he throws strikes....yes he will get hit around but that is the life of a pitcher...he keeps the ball in the strike zone 70-80% of the time and this can only be good

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