GiantFan666 wrote: tomkatt wrote: New Zealand Fan wrote:
tomkatt wrote:I'm not optimistic at all about him finding his form. Lacks an out pitch and seems to be terrible under pressure. I think it's just a matter of time.........
I don't think it is fair to label him as terrible under pressure. He got the job done very successfully in Milwaukee for a season and a half. At one point he had nearly 20 close conversions in succession which was second behind Gagne in the majors. He may very well be struggling with the pressure of playing for one of the big guns.
Only time will tell if he does get his act together but I would strongly recommend any Kolb owner picking up Reitsma for insurance.
Exactly the kind of pressure I was talking about. Most of the pre-season Kolb doubters brought up the fact that closing for the Brewers is not the same as closing for the Braves. I'd feel a lot better about him rebounding if I saw signs of him having a real dominating pitch. I don't see it, and his control seems terrible.
Pressure as a Braves closer? its not like they're ever at capacity at that stadium... lol... I think he will settle down fine, its just the fact that they went from Smoltz to him
You know, now that I'm over the shock and awe about how terrible he was tonight (and the time before
), I think you may be right. The dude is probably not nearly this bad. He certainly needs to cut the walks out of his routine cuz he ain't good enough to pitch around them. Reitsma may have to hold down the fort til he gets some confidence back. Be interesting to see how Bobby & Leo handle this. I would imagine with the amount of pitches he threw tonight, probably due for a day of rest.