Friday, July 23, 2010

Post-Game 97 Thread: Bullpain

METS 6, DODGERS 1

Back to six back. Johan & Vicente were both brilliant tonight, and the Mets led 2-1 heading into the 8th. Then the Dodgers bullpen — Weaver, McDonald, Taschner, Schlichting — went to work, turning four walks (one intentional) and a WP into four runs on a Jason Bay double. Eric Stephen tweets this: "#Dodgers relief pitchers since All-Star break (9 games): 21 walks, 8 strikeouts." Yeah, expect Trader Ned to turn more prospects into relief pitchers soon.

20 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least we got the crappy play out of the way for FOX tomorrow. Right? RIGHT?

NicJ said...

HA!

You aint seen nothing yet.

Orel said...

I'm sure we'll sink to the occasion.

NicJ said...

The Dbacks just called. They said our bullpen sucks.

Betsy said...

did they not get the memo, we are supposed to suck tomorrow, not today!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't get how our pen just rapidly fell apart so fast. I thought the Dodgers should have gotten at least one arm in the offseason (legitimate arm who would have an automatic spot, not a minor-leaguer like the Ortizi or Tattooed Lady). But Belly's in rehab, Sherrill's in limbo, Tron's in Albuquerque. Weaver is a non-factor all of a sudden. Monasterios is stuck between the rotation and the pen. None of the minor-league contracters have worked out, save Weaver. It's tough to understand how it all fell to pieces so damn fast.

NicJ said...

Agent Oranje will save us.

if he ever gets a chance to pitch.

Josh S. said...

On paper, the current bullpen looks serviceable. I said it myself earlier today. You just need to figure out how best to use them.

For example, Schlichting and Sherrill are not the guys you go to in bases loaded jams. Schlichting works pretty well with nobody on, but is awful when he inherits runners. If Joe had started the 8th with T-Slick, I think you would have seen different results. (Still a loss, because the offense took a nap, but at least a close loss.)

Orel said...

Didn't Ortizi order the hit on Michael Corleone?

NicJ said...

The Ortizi ordered a TON of hits, Orel.

Paul said...

I blame my 13, 9 and 6 year old nephews. Every July dad takes the kiddos to a Dodger game and they are 0-4 and this was the most competitve game the Dodgers have usually been out of it by the 6th!

Then again Torre allowed them in the Stadium did he not know that?? Jeez.

rbnlaw said...

I remember when the Dodger bullpen was called "Canned Heat."

Now they should be called "Canned Gas."

rbnlaw said...

And that's another thing. Every time we have a prospect we might be able to dangle in some sort of trade rumor, he gets into a tight game and promptly walks the first guy he sees, or he gives up a 3-run double.

At least we have schadenfreude.

Mr. Customer said...

Or just "Canned Ass"

Paul said...

Mmmmmm canned ass.

However high in fat.

Josh S. said...

In one case, "Canned, but still pitching."

In fact, Sherrill is now Milton Waddams.

Neeebs said...

Canned Ass rose to #31 on the US Chart as a top hit for the Flaming Menudos.

rbnlaw said...

Neeebs,
I believe that song was "Classical Ass."

Hey, I'm on the West Side today. Still haven't found that "This is My Town" billboard with Sherrill on it.

Should I keep looking?

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

Check the west side of Albuquerque. Ned's been lining I-40 with 'em.

rbnlaw said...

Exactly what I thought after I got home.

Please George, take the assignment and get the nasty back.