Ah, Full Metal Jacket. It describes very well what is happening right now with the bullpen. They’re nice guys. They’re trying hard. But they keep screwing up and it’s hurting the entire team. I suspect the starting pitchers are getting their bars of soap ready in their stirrup socks and are going to give Todd Coffey and others a wake up call in their bunks tonight. Jerry Narron will get in a few extra hits at the end.
Enough. Cincinnati doesn’t have a save since April 15th. All the other pieces are in place except one. The throwing-mediocrity-on-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks strategy Wayne Krivsky has employed with the bullpen is a failure. It’s time to blow it up. Make a move. Trade somebody to get some help (except with used-car salesman Jim Bowden).
Tonight was yet another wasted starting pitching performance. Worse, tonight we further cemented Cincinnati’s current role as prison bitch to Roy Oswalt. Now go get him some Turkey Pot Pie!
How much longer is Josh Hamilton going to play like a superstar and have it wasted by the relievers? We’re getting great power numbers from Alex Gonzalez of all people right now – all for naught. Fix it, Gomer. Fix it.