BillyHallDisciple wrote:Otsuka came on in the 8th in the second game vs. KC with Texas only trailing by 2 runs. Are you trying to tell me a 2-run deficit against KC is insurmountable?
Otsuka came on in the 8th & the score was 2-0 KC.
If they weren't at least considering giving Cordero another shot at closing, wouldn't they have brought him or another reliever in the 8th inning instead of Otsuka in that game?
A lot of teams use their closers to keep the game close and allow them to come back. If you bring a guy in and he gives up a run or two in that situation then your chances of coming back are jeopardized.
That said, this does show that Buck is willing to use his best reliever in non-save situations which could lead to Cordero vulturing a save here and there even if he doesn't get the job back.