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Postby harold_bush » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:33 pm

Rodney has been an ABSOLUTE disaster, thankfully a disaster I've had on the bench. In 4 2/3 innings as the appointed closer, he has allowed 4 hits, 8 walks, and 5 runs. 8 walks in less than 5 innings! Closers simply can't walk guys like that. Up next most say Farnnworth, well he was AWFUL today too, allowing 3 runs (2 HRs) in an inning. Zumaya is hurt, who the hell closes?
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby wildbill » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:18 pm

harold_bush wrote:Rodney has been an ABSOLUTE disaster, thankfully a disaster I've had on the bench. In 4 2/3 innings as the appointed closer, he has allowed 4 hits, 8 walks, and 5 runs. 8 walks in less than 5 innings! Closers simply can't walk guys like that. Up next most say Farnnworth, well he was AWFUL today too, allowing 3 runs (2 HRs) in an inning. Zumaya is hurt, who the hell closes?

I'm guessing the only reason Leyland made the switch was he knew Jones was hurt before he gave Rodney the job. I say that because it wasn't long afterward that Jones hit the DL. I think there's a good chance Jones gets it back whenever he comes off the DL unless someone really steps up. I the mean time it could end up becoming a committee with results like today.
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby ceLpH » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:22 pm

I remember when they had what was considered one of the stronger bullpens... Zumaya & Rodney went downhill huge though, Im assuming that Farnsworth will close for now even though he contributed to the Loss today, Rodney is just awful
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby Mile High Ballers » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:43 pm

By most sports writers accounts Iv'e read lately, Closing is one of THE big reasons they acquired Farnsworth. However..... regardless of his past closing experience, I wouldn't want him closing for my team (or my fantasy team) ever..... Seen him get rocked way too many times at Yankee stadium.

Pretty amazing how Detroit's pitching has plummeted in just two years, eh guys. Zumaya and Rodney just two years ago looked like they were just innings ( of experience) away from killing it , and Verlander has fallen back to earth as well. Bummer.... Guess it's variables like these that keep fantasy games interesting though eh... Peace Out!
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:13 am

i think Farnsworth ends up with it...i'd rather have a guy who blows a game by giving up the occasional jack than one who cant even find the plate (2 walks and a hit batter in 1 inning = :-P )
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby StringerBell » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:07 pm

Is Zumaya really out of the picture? I know he`s got a minor injury now. And, Yeah, his WHP`s been bad since his return. But his ERA and velocity have been good. You got to expect some rust from the long layoff (Rodney is experiencing the same thing--only worse). Zumaya is a determined dude. From a Yankee fan to the Detroit fans: I wouldnt entrust games to Farnsworth.
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby BravesGuy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:56 pm

StringerBell wrote:From a Yankee fan to the Detroit fans: I wouldnt entrust games to Farnsworth.

He was pretty terrible playing for the Yanks, but he was lights out for the Braves during that last bit of the regular season in 2005. And he was pretty good when he was with the Tigers earlier that year... guess they are hoping he returns to pre-Yankee form. He can't be any worse than Rodney, can he?
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby Dems Bums » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:54 pm

Probably old news by now but...

From Rotowire: Manager Jim Leyland named Zumaya his new closer prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, the Detroit News reports. "If we have a lead in the ninth inning, that's who will pitch," Leyland said. It's about time. The Tigers have been grooming Zumaya for the closers role for the past 2 1/2 seasons. He has the stuff to be a dominant closer, but will need to cut down on his walks. Owners in need of saves should act quickly if they want to pick up Zumaya.
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby mtxdevil » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:11 am

The Tigers PEN IS BEYOND PATHETIC!!!! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P
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Re: Wow, Detroit's pen sucks, who next for saves?

Postby cruecu » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:42 am

They have had some awful luck the past few days. Farnsworth isn't going to give up homeruns every time he hits the mound. I don't believe Rodney and Zumaya are this bad either.
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